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100,000 children in Tigray at risk of death from malnutrition: UNICEF

New York: More than 100,000 children in Tigray, Ethiopia, could suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in the next 12 months, a tenfold jump over average annual levels, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

Child malnutrition expected to quadruple in Southern Madagascar

New York: At least half a million children under five in drought-afflicted southern Madagascar are on the verge of acute malnourishment, two UN agencies warned on Monday.

Burkina Faso: Over 535,000 children under five ‘acutely’ malnourished

New York: New data from UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,000 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition – an unprecedented level.

Refugees at risk of hunger and malnutrition, as relief hit in Eastern Africa

New York: UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce its food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa by up to 30 per cent, the agency has said, voicing fears that the reductions could worsen in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time.

Covid-19 to escalate hunger, malnutrition in Africa: WHO

Geneva/UNI: The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its apprehensions that the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to severely impact food security in many African nations as agricultural activities have become a casualty of the pandemic.

Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF

  New York, May 25 (IBNS): In Afghanistan, children suffering from the most serious form of malnutrition may die, unless $7 million in funding is found within weeks, UNICEF said on Friday.

Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

New York, Sept 18 (IBNS): There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and hunger,” the United Nations agriculture agency chief spelled out on Monday, launching the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) latest flagship publication, on the world’s Agricultural Commodity Markets.  

Health experts at UN meeting press for action to address ‘double burden’ of malnutrition in Africa

New York, Apr 21 (IBNS): Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of undernutrition and obesity, experts attending a United Nations meeting in Nairobi this week have warned.

DPR Korea: UN says $111 million needed to provide life-saving aid, tackle malnutrition

New York, Apr 13 (IBNS): The United Nations and its partners are urgently requesting $111 million in humanitarian funding to assist millions of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including children whose growth has been stunted because they are not getting enough to eat.

Venezuela: Economic woes worsening malnutrition among children, warns UNICEF

New York, Jan 27 (JEN): Amid growing food insecurity and rising malnutrition among children on the back of a protracted economic crisis in Venezuela, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday called on all actors for rapid and coordinated assistance efforts to reach those most in need.

Rising cholera, diarrhoea and malnutrition 'deadly' for children in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, warns UNICEF

New York, July 4(Just Earth News): Access, funding and security are urgently needed to ensure humanitarians can reach hundreds of thousands of children suffering from cholera and diarrhoea across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

Somalia: 1.4M children to suffer acute malnutrition this year – UN agency

Washington, May 3 (Just Earth News): Some 1.4 million children in Somalia are projected to be acutely malnourished this year, an increase of 50 per cent over last year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced.

UN food relief agency working with Sri Lanka to end hunger and malnutrition

New York, Feb 15 (Just Earth News): Sri Lanka is making efforts to achieve zero hunger and zero under-nutrition, having launched a national review of food security and nutrition with the United Nations emergency food relief agency.

Northeast Nigeria: 400,000 children could suffer from malnutrition – UN

New York, Dec 15 (Just Earth News): With about two-thirds of health facilities in parts of Nigeria’s restive north-east region either completely destroyed or partially damaged, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that 400,000 children there could suffer from severe acute malnutrition over the next year.

New UN Decade aims to eradicate hunger, prevent malnutrition

New York, Apr 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Calling attention to the nearly 800 million chronically undernourished people and over two billion with micronutrient deficiencies, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 the start of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.