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10.01.00 – FOOD AND NUTRITION

WFP / FOOD CUTS

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today  is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding. WFP

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / BURKINA FASO HUNGER

A UN-supported report launched today says undernutrition is taking a huge toll on the economy of Burkina Faso. UNTV CH

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

ROME / FAO NUTRITION

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) named Queen Letizia of Spain Special Ambassador for Nutrition on Friday (12 June). (FAO)

12 Jun 2015 | Read More »

CAMEROON / BOKO HARAM

Violence by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria is forcing people from their homes and across borders, creating a regional food and nutrition crisis. Close to 200,000 people are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Cameroon alone hosts more than 100,000 internally displaced people – that figure has more than tripled since the beginning of the year. [...]

1 Jun 2015 | Read More »

FAO / WORLD HUNGER

A new United Nations report says the number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1992 – or around one person out of every nine. FAO / FILE

27 May 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FOOD INSECURITY

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned that South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity in the country's history because of a combination of conflict, high food prices and a worsening economic crisis. WFP

27 May 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / WATER SHORTAGES

The conflict in Yemen has left the population short on dependable water supplies, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports. UNICEF

19 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC RIGHT TO FOOD

The Special Rapporteur on the right to food Hilal Elver said as a region, Latin America has made 'impressive' progress in developing legal structures to promote the right to food for its citizens, as have areas in Africa and South Asia. UNTV CH

9 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / SUGAR INTAKE

The World Health Organization issued a new guidance recommending adults and children to reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. WHO

4 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WFP / NIGERIAN REFUGEES

Violence by armed groups in Northern Nigeria is causing large numbers of people to flee into neighboring countries, straining already stretched communities and services in poor areas of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. WFP

9 Feb 2015 | Read More »

 

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