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Kenya Maps First ‘Climate Atlas’ To Battle Future Food Losses

Kenya Maps First ‘Climate Atlas’ To Battle Future Food Losses

Kenya will launch its first localised weather modelling system early next year, providing key data on how climate change will impact crop production across the east African nation in the decades to come, the project’s founder said on Tuesday. Developed by researchers at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, the Climate Atlas will […]

United Nations And World Bank Group Call For Sustained Funding To Relieve Suffering In Somalia

United Nations And World Bank Group Call For Sustained Funding To Relieve Suffering In Somalia

On a mission to Somalia, the Emergency Relief Coordinator and senior officials from the World Bank and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office say that early action and joined-up approaches are key to ending the country’s cyclical crises With the latest analysis showing that Somalia’s main harvest was the worst since the famine in 2011, Under-Secretary-General […]

700,000 Basotho Face Severe Hunger

700,000 Basotho Face Severe Hunger

The figure could increase to more than 700 000 by the time of the next harvest in 2020, according to a top United Nations (UN) official. The figure of those who will be needing food aid represents more than a quarter of Lesotho’s entire 2, 2 million population. In light of this reality, the UN […]

Conflict, Poverty And Hunger Driving Child Marriage In South Sudan

Conflict, Poverty And Hunger Driving Child Marriage In South Sudan

Another generation of girls in South Sudan will miss out on an education, face huge health risks in childbirth and are more likely to face sexual and domestic violence, if efforts to end child marriage are not stepped up, warned international agency Oxfam in a new report published today. In Nyal, in the north of […]

3 Million People To Be Rescued From Hunger

3 Million People To Be Rescued From Hunger

Government has said it is targeting to distribute maize to over 3 million people who are currently affected by hunger in some parts of the districts in the country. Minister of Information Henry Mussa said this on Saturday (November 24 2018) during a rally which he held in his Chiradzulu East Constituency at Nankhundi Primary […]

Hunger-Stricken Families Set To Receive 3 Million Bags Of Maize

Hunger-Stricken Families Set To Receive 3 Million Bags Of Maize

Three million bags of maize are being delivered to hunger-stricken families across the country, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has said. Mr Wamalwa told the Senate committee on devolution that five counties – Tana River, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kwale and Kajiado – are the most affected by the drought. The CS told the committee at Sarova […]

Invest In Food Security And Rural Development

Invest In Food  Security And Rural Development

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and […]

Hunger Affects The Mental Health Of Pregnant Mothers

Hunger Affects The Mental Health Of Pregnant Mothers

The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers that adversely affects a pregnant woman’s mental health is food insecurity. Being food insecure is when someone doesn’t have food or has the wrong kinds of food. This is one […]

Hunger Used as a Weapon of War in South Sudan, Amnesty Says

Hunger Used as a Weapon of War in South Sudan, Amnesty Says

South Sudanese government forces and rebels have used hunger as a weapon of war in a region once seen as the country’s breadbasket that’s been ravaged by killings, gang-rapes and looting over the past year, Amnesty International said. Civilians’ access to food in the southern region of Equatoria, where conflict spread last July, is “severely […]

How Far Away Is An End To World Hunger? Find Out In The 2016 Global Hunger Index

How Far Away Is An End To World Hunger? Find Out In The 2016 Global Hunger Index

1. Every year brings millions of success stories Hunger levels in the developing world have dropped by 29 percent since 2000. Which means millions of children are looking forward to better growth and a healthier life than their parents. With better nutrition these children have a higher chance of finishing school, finding decent work and […]

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