hunger

News in Brief 21 January 2020

  • China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans
  • Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence
  • Game-changing tool on hunger
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Sub-Saharan Africa faces grave hunger challenges in 2020: UN food relief agency

At the dawn of the next decade, a new World Food Programme (WFP) forecast of global hunger hotspots has revealed that escalating hunger will challenge sub-Saharan Africa in the first half of 2020.

News in Brief 30 December 2019

  • UNICEF reports three-fold rise in attacks on children this decade
  • Eight million face hunger in Zimbabwe, FAO calls for international support
  • UNESCO chief condemns murder of journalist in Iraq
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News in Brief 16 December 2019

  • Global Refugee Forum opens in Geneva
  • WFP reports 50 per cent scale-up in Yemen
  • Harness youth potential to end hunger: FAO chief
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News in Brief 12 December 2019

  • South Sudan: Famine warning after catastrophic flooding 
  • More than 5,000 Somalis have opted to return home from wartorn Yemen
  • ‘Alpinism’ added to list of cultural treasures needing urgent protection 
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South Sudan famine threat: UN food security agency in ‘race against time’

The World Food Programme (WFP) is warning against potential famine in South Sudan as hunger deepens due to drought, floods and an uncertain political future. 

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Israeli settlements, Sahel crisis, Iran protests, reconciliation for peace, World Toilet Day

A recap of Tuesday’s stories in brief: UN ‘regret’ over US settlements reversal; Almost daily attacks plunge Sahel into ‘three-country crisis’;  live ammunition reportedly used against Iranian protesters; reconciliation helps ‘repair fractures’, promote peace; call for poorest countries to take leading role in their own development agendas; and World Toilet Day.

UN spotlights ‘explosive’ obesity rates, hunger in Latin America and Caribbean

Since 1975, adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has tripled, while one in four are going hungry, according to figures published by the UN on Tuesday. 

Monday’s Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli

A recap of Monday’s stories: UNICEF estimates some 70,000 children have been newly displaced in northeast Syria; UN chief sounds alarm on threat of ISIL amid fighting in Syria; Secretary-General welcomes start of Ecuador peace dialogue; Deadly Libya attacks 'blatant violation' of human rights; Food agencies reveal scale of global food waste problem. 

News in Brief 6 August 2019

  •  ‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats prompts UN concern for future sea operations
  • All States have ‘primary responsibility’ to protect against hate attacks: UN’s Bachelet
  • Kashmir developments risk further impacting on people’s rights: UN
  • Musician’s call from the heart for 1.8 million hungry people in CAR
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