Crucial funding helps UN agency avoid cutbacks in food aid to drought-affected people in Ethiopia

Nov 18, 15 Crucial funding helps UN agency avoid cutbacks in food aid to drought-affected people in Ethiopia

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Dry earth in the desert plains of the Danakil depression in northern Ethiopia. Photo: Siegfried Modola/IRIN Thanks to timely contributions from key donors, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is able to continue food distributions later this month for more than 1.5 million people in the Somali region of Ethiopia,...

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The sanitation challenge: What’s next after toilets?

Nov 18, 15 The sanitation challenge: What’s next after toilets?

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A child in a sanitation facility in Bangladesh. Poor sanitation contributes to over 500,000 child deaths from diarrhea every year. Photo by: Mahmud Rahman  There is nothing glamorous about sanitation. Talking about fecal sludge can be something of a conversation stopper. The initial response to mentioning World Toilet Day — which...

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Food Insecurity, Conflict, and Stability

Nov 17, 15 Food Insecurity, Conflict, and Stability

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Food insecurity is both a consequence and a cause of conflict, making it inexorably linked with political stability at region, national, and international levels. By: Kimberly Flowers, Director, Global Food Security Project Lack of access to affordable food has proven to trigger revolutions and spark unrest across the world. The...

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Students recover one million pounds of food for hungry Americans

Nov 16, 15 Students recover one million pounds of food for hungry Americans

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Food Recovery Network has reached a major milestone in its short four-year existence: the recovery of its one-millionth pound of food. Since 2011, students at more than 160 colleges and universities across the country have worked with campus dining services and local restaurants to pick up surplus prepared food and deliver it to...

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African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

Nov 16, 15 African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

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Estherine Fotabong is director of programs with the New Partnership for African Development (Photo © Charles Mkoka) Women as key producers of food for African households will no longer cry, Estherine Fotabong assured a conference for women in agribusiness in Durban last week. “Now is the time to take action!” As the Director of...

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