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How to tackle food loss and waste?

Every year, around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted.

A new report from FAO, explains how countries are stepping up to tackle the problem.

Andrea Cattaneo, a senior economist at FAO, outlines the report.

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Stop the waste: UN food agencies call for action to reduce global hunger

With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the UN’s food-related agencies are shining a spotlight on the issue: on Monday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report with findings that could lead to a reduction in food loss and waste, and, earlier in October, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its awareness-raising #StopTheWaste campaign.

UN gears up emergency food aid for hurricane-struck region of Bahamas, as death toll rises

With initial assessments indicating that some 76,000 people in the parts of the Bahamas worst-affected by Hurricane Dorian need urgent support, the World Food Programme (WFP) is arranging for eight tons of ready-to-eat meals to be provided – part of a $5.4 million overall funding package.

News in Brief 31 July 2019

  • UN working ‘intensively’ to stop Ebola in DR Congo, following second case in major border town
  • UN report shows continued economic slowdown for Latin America and Caribbean region
  • UN chief welcomes Greta Thunberg’s decision to sail to Climate Summit
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Friday’s Daily Brief: Libya mass drownings response: Syria ‘carnage’ denounced, food aid doubled for Ebola-affected in DR Congo

Our main stories today: UN leaders call for a return to sea rescues in the Mediterranean, following Libya shipwreck; UN human rights chief denounces indifference to victims of Syrian airstrikes; World Food Programme doubles supplies to those affected by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, and WHO urges more investment to eradicate hepatitis.

News in Brief 26 July 2019

  • UN food relief agency doubles assistance in DR Congo Ebola hotspots
  • Military chief of UN’s ‘most dangerous mission’, in Mali, confident that progress can be made
  • Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold political leadership, with investments to match,’ UN health chief says
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Scores of Rohingya refugee shelters in Bangladesh destroyed by flooding

Heavy monsoon rains in Bangladesh have drenched the Cox’s Bazar settlement, home to more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees, destroying some 273 shelters, and injuring 11 people, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. The huge refugee camp has been hit by three days of non-stop rain, and more heavy downpours are expected throughout next week, with four months of the monsoon season still to go. 

News in Brief 04 July 2019

  • Millions risk being cut off from safe water as hostilities escalate in Eastern Ukraine – UNICEF  
  • WFP scales up assistance to an additional 12,000 non-refugees in Gaza
  • Pay packet inequality growing worldwide, says new UN report
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UN food agency begins ‘last resort’ partial withdrawal of aid to opposition-held Yemeni capital

The World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’s emergency food relief agency, confirmed on Friday in a statement that it has started a "partial suspension" of aid to areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi opposition forces, including the capital, Sana’a.

First Yemen aid delivery in more than six months reaches Hudaydah communities

Thousands of families in Yemen’s war-torn Hudaydah Governorate have received their first aid deliveries in more than six months, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, the agency’s Hervé Verhoosel explains who the aid will help and why ongoing access is urgently needed.

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