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UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in Southern Madagascar 1.1.1970 Sify News
Leading food agencies of the United Nations warned that 46 per cent of the population from eight regions of Madagascar, comprising of 1.9 million people are food insecure, including 450,000 people who face chronic food insecurity.
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Ethiopia experiencing worst drought in 30 years due to El Niño conditions: UN report 1.1.1970 Sify News
Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years according to the United Nations, with levels of acute need across all humanitarian sectors having already exceeded levels seen in the Horn of Africa drought of 2011, and which are projected to become far more severe in 2016.
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Food, shelter top priorities in Nepal 6 months after quake 1.1.1970 Sify News
Six months after the devastating earthquakes that shook Nepal in April, shelter and food remain top priorities for the people as the winter approaches.
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Cameroon: UN relief official calls for increased support to families fleeing conflicts 1.1.1970 Sify News
The most senior United Nations relief official on Friday urged the international community to increase their support for the humanitarian response in Cameroon, which is hosting more than 310,000 people who have fled conflicts in neighbouring Central African Republic and Nigeria.
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Floods deal devastating blow to agriculture and food security in Myanmar: UN 1.1.1970 Sify News
A new joint United Nations agency-Myanmar Government report paints a grim picture of the destruction caused by flooding in the country, where more than half a million hectares of rice paddy were affected and almost a quarter of a million livestock were killed, including poultry, cattle, pigs and goats, when Cyclone Komen struck in late July and early August this year.
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UN agency reaches Donetsk after months of restricted humanitarian access 1.1.1970 Sify News
The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday announced that after a three-month suspension, it has restarted humanitarian activities in the non-Government-controlled area of Donetsk city in eastern Ukraine.
UN agencies expand operations in southern Africa as poor harvests deepen food insecurity 1.1.1970 Sify News
An estimated 27.4 million people in southern Africa face food insecurity in the next six months, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Monday, announcing the expansion of their operations to respond to the challenge, caused by poor harvests across the region.
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Global food accord aims to tackle hunger in protracted crises: UN agency 1.1.1970 Sify News
The first global agreement involving all stakeholders of food aid aims to "do business differently" in order to combat hunger and undernutrition among people living in protracted crises around the world, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday.
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'Hunger is more than a lack of food – it is a terrible injustice,' says Ban 1.1.1970 Sify News
On World Food Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is underlining that "hunger is more than a lack of food—it is a terrible injustice," while reaffirming the global community’s commitment to work together “to end hunger in our lifetime.”
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Food distribution for 3.5 mn Bangladesh students 1.1.1970 Sify News
The Bangladesh government in association with the World Food Programme is distributing free food items to 3.5 million primary students in the country, officials said on Thursday.
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UN and French Government urge inclusion of food security in climate change debate 1.1.1970 Sify News
Targeted policies and investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official and the French Minister for Agriculture, speaking at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week.
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UN urgently appeals for $86 million to tackle food insecurity in Zimbabwe 1.1.1970 Sify News
The United Nations in Zimbabwe has appealed to humanitarian and development partners for $86 million that is critically needed to fill a shortfall to support 1.5 million people affected by food insecurity in the country.
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Somalia: UN boosts El Niño preparedness and relief, urges more funding 1.1.1970 Sify News
Efforts have been ramped up recently to mitigate the impact of floods and draughts in Somalia driven by the El Niño phenomenon between now and December, which may worsen the food security and humanitarian situations, the United Nations has said, while stressing the urgent need for more financial support to continue its relief work in the country.
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UN forum on food security focuses on eradicating hunger by 2030 1.1.1970 Sify News
Marking the first international gathering on food security and nutrition since world leaders approved the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) commenced on Monday, focusing on ending hunger by 2030.
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China to eliminate entire poverty in six years 1.1.1970 Sify News
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Afghanistan: UN agency begins humanitarian assistance to families fleeing Kunduz 1.1.1970 Sify News
Afghans who fled fighting in Kunduz have received bread baked from wheat flour fortified with vitamins and minerals along with other food supplies, but the World Food Programme (WFP) is "seriously concerned" about the safety and food security of people remaining in the north-eastern province.
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Rice genetics placed in global data pool to help develop sustainable crops: UN 1.1.1970 Sify News
The genome sequences of thousands of rice varieties have been placed with a United Nations-backed treaty on plant genetics by the world’s leading rice research institute to help boost plans to set up a global data exchange for crop genetic resources, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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Over 500 children dead, 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition owing to Yemen violence: UN 1.1.1970 Sify News
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and more than 1.7 million are at risk of malnutrition.
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UN must be more empowered in global governance, Cambodian leader tells Assembly 1.1.1970 Sify News
The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Namhong Hor highly commended the United Nations on its adoption of Agenda 2030, and stressed that the General Assembly should be more empowered to enhance global governance and managing global issues.
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Fallout from Boko Haram violence fastest growing crisis in Africa: UN relief official 1.1.1970 Sify News
The humanitarian fallout from the violence inflicted by Boko Haram is the fastest growing crisis in Africa, a senior United Nations relief official warned on Wednesday, appealing for concerted action on the humanitarian, security and development fronts to tackle the situation.
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