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Yemen At Risk Of Famine If Port Blockade Continues, FEWS NET Survey Warns

Associated Press: World Food Programme fears more Yemen deaths amid blockade “The head of the World Food Programme in Yemen said on Monday that millions of Yemenis face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to those in need because of the continuing blockade of the war-ravaged…

CGD Outlines Reasons U.S. Congress, Donors Should Continue To Support GAFSP

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: GAFSP’s Last Gasp? Don’t Count on It Scott Morris, senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discusses the history and role of the U.S. Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), and a call by the Trump administration…

U.S. Should ‘Redouble Its Commitment’ To Addressing Global Hunger, Malnutrition

Devex: Opinion: As the global child hunger crisis worsens, the world must act Tony P. Hall, executive director emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger “…[N]ow for the first time in decades, global hunger is on the rise, with an estimated 815 million people now suffering from chronic undernourishment. ……

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…

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