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Ukraine war crisis ‘could reverse gains on hunger in Latin America, Caribbean’

Hurricanes, COVID-19 and now the Ukraine crisis: these are the three main reasons why hunger levels are spiking across Latin America and the Caribbean.

According to the UN World Food Programme, or WFP, many families are so desperate that they’re prepared to risk their lives on a highly dangerous jungle crossing, linking South and North America, known as the Darien Gap.

With the details, here’s WFP’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Lola Castro, who’s been talking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson in Geneva.

Pineapple producer, Flor Agroindustria, in Costa Rica, has introduced a zero discrimination policy as well as equal pay for men and women.
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Monday’s Daily Brief: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gender gap in Latin America, Syria talks in Geneva, human rights in Egypt, the future of digital telecommunications

A recap of Monday’s top stories: ‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands viable two-State solution; gender gap persists in Latin America’s workforce; Syria envoy urges prisoner release ahead of talks in Geneva; Egypt urged to end repression of protesters and rights defenders; future of digital communications discussed at  world conference.