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USAID Launches Program In Zimbabwe To Strengthen Agricultural Sector

VOA News: USAID Targets Zimbabwe Food Shortages, Malnutrition “The U.S. government has launched a five-year, $100 million program to assist more than a half-million hungry Zimbabweans. At the launch of the new program, which is aimed at strengthening Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton said Washington remained…

Child Malnutrition Continues To Challenge Rwanda, Despite Economic Gains

Xinhua: Child malnutrition remains serious challenge for Rwanda “Chronic malnutrition among children remains a significant public health problem in Rwanda despite the remarkable economic progress the country has made over the past few years, said a report released here Wednesday. Three out of 10 children are suffering from malnutrition in…

Food Insecurity Widespread In Somalia, U.N. Says

Huffington Post: Somalia Hunger Crisis ‘Very Ominous’ As More Than 850,000 People Face Starvation: U.N. “More than 850,000 people in Somalia are in desperate need of food and are grappling with ‘crisis and emergency conditions,’ the United Nations announced on Tuesday. Though Somalia doesn’t face the famine conditions that claimed…

The Guardian Highlights G8 New Alliance For Food Security And Nutrition

The Guardian released a series of articles on the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, including an interactive on the 10 African countries that made a commitment, articles on the controversy surrounding the initiative, and individual articles highlighting Malawi, Ghana, and Tanzania. The Guardian: The G8 and the…

African Nations Form G5 To Strengthen Development, Security In Sahel Region

Reuters: African nations form G5 to work on Sahel security, development “The leaders of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Burkina Faso agreed on Sunday to create a regional organization to strengthen cooperation on development and security in the Sahel region…” (Prieur, 2/16).

International Community Should Focus More On Nutrition Security, U.N. Official Says

Huffington Post U.K.: U.N. Fears That Next Generation Could Have Worse Nutrition Than Parents “The United Nations is concerned that this generation of children could be less well-nourished than the previous, living in developed nations hit by devastating economic crisis. David Nabarro, U.N. special representative for food security and nutrition,…

More Aid Reaches Homs In Syria; U.N. Urged To Act On Humanitarian Resolution

News outlets report on ongoing efforts to reach a humanitarian resolution on Syria, as well as efforts to evacuate people from the besieged city of Homs. New York Times: U.N. Security Council Urged to Act on Humanitarian Aid to Syria “The hard-won humanitarian cease-fire in the Syrian city of Homs…

U.N. Continues Humanitarian Aid Efforts In CAR

News outlets report on ongoing U.N. humanitarian aid operations in Central African Republic (CAR). Agence France-Presse: U.N. starts food airlift to restive Central Africa “The U.N. food agency on Wednesday launched one of its largest-ever emergency food airlifts, flying in aliments to the Central African Republic…” (2/12). U.N. News Centre:…

Congress Must Prioritize ‘Hunger As A Health Issue’

Huffington Post: A Broader Dialogue: Addressing Hunger for a Healthier Tomorrow Tony Hall, executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger “…To address hunger as a health issue, my organization, the Alliance to End Hunger, has joined forces with ProMedica to host the Come to the Table Summit on Feb.…

New York Times Publishes Editorial, Commentary On Humanitarian Efforts In Syria

The New York Times features an editorial and a commentary on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in conflict-ridden Syria. New York Times: The Message From Homs “In the last four days, at least 800 people — mostly women, children and the elderly — have been evacuated from Homs, one of Syria’s…

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