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16 stories found over the past 45 days
Rwanda: chronic malnutrition rates drop but remain ‘stubbornly high,’ UN-backed study reveals

05 April 2016 – Chronic malnutrition in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas, finds a new study conducted over three years by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture with support from the World Food Programme (WFP).


Food gap widens in conflict-stricken South Sudan – UN assessment

05 April 2016 – Civil strife and unfavourable rains have further reduced crop production in South Sudan, contributing to a cereal deficit of 381,000 metric tons – 53 per cent greater than in 2015 – and aggravating the already severe food shortages, two UN agencies warned today.


New UN Decade aims to eradicate hunger, prevent malnutrition

04 April 2016 – Calling attention to the nearly 800 million chronically undernourished people and over two billion with micronutrient deficiencies, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2016 the start of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.


New products and technologies needed to aid small farmers, UN agriculture chief says

22 March 2016 – The head of the United Nations agricultural agency today called for great use of agroecology, biotechnology and other creative tools to eradicate hunger, fight malnutrition and achieve sustainable agriculture.


‘Raise your voices’ to create a better world, Ban urges students at New York’s Lehman College

17 March 2016 – Delivering a lecture at Lehman College in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged students to join the global fight against conflicts, poverty, inequality, migration crisis, diseases, and climate change.


UN agency expands relief programme in Zimbabwe after El Niño deepens food insecurity

17 March 2016 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that – for the first time – it would not suspend relief operations to vulnerable people in Zimbabwe during the spring and summer but continue food and cash assistance throughout the year.