malnutrition

Yemen: 'Living hell' for all children, says UNICEF; Angelia Jolie calls for ‘lasting ceasefire’

Some 30,000 children in Yemen die each year of malnutrition, Geert Cappelaere, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa told reporters on Sunday after visiting the country – calling it “a living hell for children.”

‘Colossal human loss’ threatens Asia, Pacific as hunger fight stalls – UN agencies

Well over half the world’s undernourished people live in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a critical part of the global push to end extreme hunger and malnutrition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs), cautioned a new United Nations report on Friday.

News in Brief 01 November 2018

  • Yemen famine may be worst in recent history of world
  • ‘Stand-off’ between Somalia’s federal, state authorities threaten to ‘paralyze’ progress – UN envoy
  • Celebrating South Sudan’s ‘Dawn of peace’
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News In Brief 28 June 2018

  • UN labour agency raises the alarm on ‘global care crisis’
  • ‘Agile and multifaceted’ response needed to counter terrorism – UN chief
  • Malnutrition reaching record levels in South Africa
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Health experts at UN meeting press for action to address ‘double burden’ of malnutrition in Africa

Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of undernutrition and obesity, experts attending a United Nations meeting in Nairobi this week have warned.

Conflict, climate change behind rise in world hunger: UN report

After steadily declining for over a decade, world hunger is once again on the rise, says the latest UN report on world food security and nutrition, released on Friday.

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“Vicious circle” in Yemen, as cholera cases hit 500,000

A “vicious circle” of cholera being fuelled by malnutrition in war-torn Yemen, has seen the number of suspected cases of the deadly disease pass the half-a-million mark, the World Health Organizat

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News in Brief 7 July 2017 (PM)

Hunger report shows US$1billion toll of malnutrition in DRC each year

A study published on Friday into the economic toll of malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reveals costs of around US$1 billion each year.

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News in Brief 29 June 2017 (AM)

UNHCR warns against involuntary return of Nigerian refugees

The forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon must be avoided at all costs, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday.

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Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF

Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.