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Media Outlets Continue To Report On Health Challenges Facing Rohingya Refugees, Responses To Crisis

International Business Times: As malnutrition rises at alarming rate among Rohingya children, U.S. mulls slapping sanctions on Myanmar “The United Nations on Friday warned that malnutrition among the Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh has reached life-threatening levels. The U.N.’s children’s agency cited preliminary data to claim that nearly 7.5 percent…

New Global Nutrition Report Presents Challenges To, Signposts For Addressing Malnutrition

Financial Times: Global nutrition crisis demands step change in response Corinna Hawkes, director of the Centre for Food Policy at City University and co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report “Malnutrition — in all its forms — is a far-reaching crisis that threatens to derail human development, with almost every country…

Media Outlets Cover Global Nutrition Summit, Global Nutrition Report Launch

Devex: Nutrition is first and foremost a political challenge, says Gates nutrition lead “…Shawn Baker, director of the nutrition team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leads their work on what has become a growing priority for the largest foundation in the world: ensuring that women and children get…

Nutrition ‘Fundamental Building Block’ For Disease Prevention, Health In India

HuffPost: If A State Cannot Feed Its People, It Loses All Moral Right To Exercise Authority Chapal Mehra, writer “…Nutrition has a critical role in both determining immunity and the ability to recover from diseases. … It’s time India thought of significant investment in nutrition as the foundational basis of…

WFP Warns Of Hunger Crisis in DRC’s Kasai Region

VOA News: U.N. Sounds Alarm on Humanitarian Crisis in Congo’s Kasai “An official from the United Nations’ World Food Program has issued a warning about the situation in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict has left 3.2 million people severely hungry. In the past year, about…

Washington Post Examines Child Malnutrition In War-Torn Syria

Washington Post: In besieged Syria, one wasting death ‘just the start of a tragedy’ “…The story of how a child dies of hunger is not a simple one. In the besieged suburb of Eastern Ghouta, food supplies did not dry up overnight. Even after years of violence, families still managed…

Food Aid, Medical Supplies Reach Rural Suburb Of Syrian Capital, U.N. Agencies Say

U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. agencies deliver critical food aid, medicines to families trapped in rural Damascus “As part of a humanitarian aid convoy to besieged towns on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, United Nations agencies have delivered desperately needed health supplies, hygiene kits, and food rations for…

Agricultural Development Initiatives Should Focus On Empowering Women For Best Outcomes

Inter Press Service: Women and Malnutrition in Africa Raghav Gaiha, professorial research fellow at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, and Vani S. Kulkarni, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania “…[A]gricultural development has enormous potential to make significant contribution in reducing malnutrition and the associated ill health.…

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