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Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

COVID-19 could push 10M additional children into acute malnutrition: UN

The COVID-19 pandemic could drive an additional 10 million children around the world into acute malnutrition, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Acute malnutrition is caused by inadequate food consumption or illness, or both, resulting in sudden »

International

UN food agency appeals for emergency assistance for Haiti

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it needs $82 million ($62 million US) to provide emergency food assistance to 700,000 people in Haiti, as the poorest Caribbean nation struggles to deal with political unrest, economic downturn and a »

International

UN agencies raise alarm over food crisis in Sahel region

The United Nations are sounding the alarm over a worsening food crisis in parts of West Africa’s Sahel region where drought, failed harvests and high food prices have hastened the arrival of the “lean season.” Nearly six million people in »

International, Politics

Former ISIS capital Raqqa ‘nearly completely destroyed,’ says UN

Six months after Kurdish forces backed by U.S. air power and artillery recaptured Raqqa from Islamic State militants, the nearly destroyed former capital of the self-declared caliphate in Syria remains without the most basic services, according to a recent assessment »

International

South Sudan faces another famine, aid groups warn

Nearly a year after a concerted humanitarian effort staved off a famine in South Sudan, the country is once again teetering on the brink of another catastrophic food crisis, the United Nations warns. Almost two-thirds of the population will need »