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Relief Agencies Call For Support As Humanitarian Conditions Worsen In South Sudan

News outlets report on the worsening humanitarian conditions in South Sudan. Articles focus on the U.N.’s crisis response plan calling for $1.27 billion in humanitarian funding, the country’s food and nutrition crisis, the recent looting of humanitarian supplies, and an interview with MSF’s emergency coordinator. The Guardian: South Sudan: escalation…

U.N. To Support Myanmar In Tackling Malnutrition

Two news outlets report on Myanmar’s partnership with the U.N. to combat malnutrition in the country. Bangkok Post: Myanmar to tackle malnutrition with U.N. “Myanmar on Thursday joined a United Nations program to improve nutrition in a country where one-third of children under five have stunted growth…” (2/6). DVB: U.N.…

Young Farmers Critical To Ensuring Food Security

The Guardian: Is global food security jeopardized by an old age timebomb? Rob Vos, coordinator of the strategic program on rural poverty reduction at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FAO “estimates we need to increase global food production by 60 percent by 2050. Under current production patterns, much…

U.N. Responds To Challenging Humanitarian Situation in Syria

News outlets report on the U.N.’s response to the challenging humanitarian situation in Syria. U.N. News Centre: First U.N. report on children in Syria’s civil war paints picture of ‘unspeakable’ horrors “Syrian children have been subjected to ‘unspeakable’ suffering in the nearly three years of civil war, with the government…

U.N. Continues Humanitarian Aid Efforts In CAR

News outlets report on continuing humanitarian aid efforts in conflict-ridden Central African Republic (CAR). SAPA/Independent Online: U.N. to airlift food aid to CAR “The U.N.’s World Food Programme said Tuesday it was running out of food aid to distribute in the conflict-ravaged Central African Republic and would begin flying in…

Experts Examine Why Food Insecurity Continues To Drive Conflict In Arab World

Devex: Food security and conflict: No silver bullet for the Arab world “Food insecurity contributes to instability anywhere, but in the Arab world it is truly the main driver of conflicts and a major threat to a peaceful transition to widespread democracy, according to a three-year study conducted by the…

U.N. Launches ‘Ambitious’ Strategy For Sahel Region Aid, IRIN Reports

IRIN: U.N. shifts approach to help Sahel’s 20 million hungry “Over 20 million people in the Sahel will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, up 8.7 million over the number of people in need in 2013, estimates the U.N., which launched an ambitious three-year Sahel strategy today…” (Jefferys, 2/3).

Tighter Regulation Of Fast Food Industry Could Help Curb Rising Obesity Rates, Study Says

News outlets report on a study published by the WHO that shows tighter government regulation of the fast food industry could help slow rising obesity rates. Reuters: Study finds deregulation fueling obesity epidemic “Governments could slow or even reverse the growing obesity epidemic if they introduce more regulation into the…

A.U. Summit Ends With Commitment To Ending Hunger By 2025

The African Union Summit ended on Saturday with a commitment to ending hunger on the continent by 2025, media outlets report. U.N. News Centre: U.N. agricultural agency hails ‘historic’ new commitment to end hunger in Africa by 2025 “The head of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has…

Facing $1B Funding Shortfall, WFP Scales Back Projects In Some Countries

News outlets report on funding shortages at the World Food Programme, which are causing the U.N. organization to scale back operations in some countries. Agence France-Presse/South China Morning Post: U.N. World Food Programme scales back projects to feed the hungry “The U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling back projects…

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