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Civil Society Must Be Part Of Global Nutrition Policy Discussions

HuffPost: Nutrition is political and civil society needs to shape those politics Danny Sriskandarajah, secretary general at CIVICUS and member of the SUN Movement Lead Group “…[M]alnutrition isn’t about food alone. Malnutrition is political. In Syria, South Sudan, and now Yemen, blocking food from reaching entire cities, and even entire…

Undernutrition, Overweight Increase In WHO Africa Region, Report Shows

WHO Regional Office for Africa: WHO’s Africa Nutrition Report highlights an increase in malnutrition in Africa. “A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The…

Food Assistance, WASH Access Vital To Health Of Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Project Syndicate: Feeding Myanmar’s Refugees Michael Dunford, emergency coordinator for the World Food Programme in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh “…The Rohingya [refugees in Cox’s Bazar] are safe from persecution, but the threat of illness and malnutrition pursues them. … The sight of young children playing barefoot in filthy water, or wading…

Rohingya Children Suffer Malnutrition, Exploitation In Bangladesh’s Refugee Camps, Reports Show

The Guardian: Rohingya children close to starvation amid ‘health crisis on an unimaginable scale’ “One in four Rohingya children who recently fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar is now suffering from life-threatening malnutrition, with aid workers warning that refugees are ‘essentially starving’ before they have even crossed the border. The preliminary…

South Sudan Using Food As Weapon Of War By Blocking Aid, Confidential U.N. Report Says

Reuters: S. Sudan’s government using food as weapon of war — U.N. report “South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen…

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