Cameroon: UN steps up measures to address alarming health situation of Central African refugees

Mar 18, 14 Cameroon: UN steps up measures to address alarming health situation of Central African refugees

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 14 March 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners said today that they are stepping up efforts to help the growing numbers of Central African refugees arriving ill in Cameroon due to hunger and exhaustion during their arduous flight from the war-torn country. According to UNHCR, most of the...

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Building daily resilience with “Haire” – FAO in Chad

FAO Regional Office for Africa – 18 March 2014, N’Djamena/Boulangara, Kanem district – In 2009, when drought ravaged the Sahelian band, the Kanem district, located in the far west region of Chad at the border with Niger, was severely affected, leaving over 200,000 people in a state of food insecurity, that is, 20% of all...

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Guatemala’s Zero Hunger Pact receives support from WFP, Canada

Mar 17, 14 Guatemala’s Zero Hunger Pact receives support from WFP, Canada

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

  13 March 2014 – Totonicapán, Guatemala –  The government of Guatemala, in cooperation with the World Food Programme and with support from the Government of Canada, has launched a new program to bolster the national Zero Hunger Pact (Pacto Hambre Cero). The Government of Canada donated $2 million dollars to...

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Eliminating Hunger a Huge Challenge, Says Swaminathan

Mar 14, 14 Eliminating Hunger a Huge Challenge, Says Swaminathan

Posted by in End Malnutrition, Latest News

Nearly 39 per cent of children in South Asia have stunted growth and low birth weight. One in four children dies due to hunger and malnutrition. In fact, under-nourishment reduces a nation’s economic advance by 8 per cent, said M S Swaminathan, Founder-Chairman and Chief Mentor, UNESCO Chair in Eco-technology. Learn more about the...

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Asia-Pacific countries adopt roadmap to push toward goal of zero hunger

Mar 14, 14 Asia-Pacific countries adopt roadmap to push toward goal of zero hunger

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Regional Conference adopts FAO work priorities for Asia and the Pacific to address “magnitude of challenges” in improving food security FAO NEWS | 14 March 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Governments from 41 countries across Asia and the Pacific today concluded a five-day regional conference on improving their responses to...

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