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Wednesday's Daily Brief: New food agency partnership for children, conference on solidarity for Venezuela, snow leopard at risk of extinction

A recap of Wednesday's top stories:  UN food agency partnership to feed millions of hungry children; Solidarity conference for 4.5 million Venezuelans on the move;  new panel to aid internally displaced persons; healthy working conditions still not universal - UN rights expert; Environment Programme to help endangered snow leopard.

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Nearly 180,000 displaced in Syria's northeast, millions of young lives hinge on funding, WHO urges lead paint ban

A recap of Tuesday’s main stories: Syria's northeast sees 180,000 displaced two weeks into fighting; funding shortfalls puts millions of young lives on the line; assistance breakthrough for Yemeni's; UN health agency urges ban on lead paint; Libyan child deaths in Tripoli attack.

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.

Funding needed to save South Sudan from “the brink”

The humanitarian crisis faced by South Sudan’s people “is one of the greatest tragedies of our time”.

That’s according to Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaking in Geneva on Monday.

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New WFP chief hears stories of loss in Syria, Lebanon

The new Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) has been hearing for himself “heart-breaking stories” of loss and need in conflict-affected Syria.

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“Immediate and flexible resources” needed for Yemen: WFP

“Immediate and flexible resources” are need to help nearly 19 million people in Yemen, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Faced with rise in violence in South Sudan, aid alone "isn’t enough"

While humanitarian support has saved “countless” lives, ongoing fighting in South Sudan continues to make difficult the rollout of aid programmes, according to the Regional Director for Eastern and Central Africa at the World Food Programme (WFP)

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More than half of Iraqis at risk of food insecurity

Further conflict in Iraq or a rise in food prices risks pushing more than half of the country’s families into food insecurity, the UN said on Monday.

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Famine is “a collective failure”: WFP chief economist

The descent into famine represents “a collective failure” from which many child survivors will never recover.

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