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food insecurity in early childhood linked to young children's skills in kinderga




in the united states, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. that means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to fuel a healthy and active lifestyle. a new study has found that children who...



presstv-climate change worsening food insecurity in uganda




daniel arapmoipress tv, kampalaa new report on the impact of climate change on uganda indicates worsening food insecurity across several parts of the country. the report says over one million people in the karamoja sub-region are directly affected by the severe climatic conditions.



japan provides timely food support as wfp steps up efforts to prevent famine in




sana’a – the united nations world food programme (wfp) welcomed today a contribution of some us$13 million from the government of japan to support wfp providing desperately-needed food assistance to seven million people in yemen.this contribution comes at a time when two-thirds of people in yeme...



yemen: ipc analysis - summary of findings, acute food insecurity current situati




food security in yemen has deteriorated further since the last ipc analysis conducted in june 2016. an estimated 17 million people, which is equivalent to 60% of the total yemeni population, are food insecure and require urgent humanitarian assistance to save lives and protect livelihoods. among tho...



as drought slashes rice harvest, 900,000 face hunger in sri lanka - sri lanka




rice harvest could be the worst in 40 years in the south asian island nation, save the children warnsby amantha pereracolombo, march 13 (thomson reuters foundation) - the worst drought in five years has pushed 900,000 people in sri lanka into "acute food insecurity", the world food programme (wfp) s...



address and prevent famine in four countries (as of 20 march 2017) - nigeria




more than 20 million people in nigeria, south sudan, somalia and yemen are experiencing famine or at risk of famine over the coming six months. un agencies and humanitarian partners are ready to scale up the response to avert a catastrophe, but the necessary funds and access to do so are required im...



southern africa food and nutrition security update, march 2017 (issue no. 1) - z




good performance of the current growing season (oct 2016 – april 2017) is critical for southern africa, after suffering from two consecutive droughts induced by a long lasting el niño event which led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity.humanitarian assistance has played an instrumental rol...



presstv-11 million ugandans face starvation




daniel arapmoipress tv, eastern ugandaa new government report is warning that the number of people facing food insecurity in uganda will rise to at least 11,000,000 by the end of this month. the ugandan government blames the problem on prolonged drought that has affected the country over the past 2 ...



cerf loan facilitates rapid scaling-up of fao’s response in somalia - somalia




fao is further scaling up its activities in drought affected regions of somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the united nations central emergency response fund (cerf), which complements the loans already provided by fao's special fund for emergency and rehabilitation activities...



professor chris elliott calls for new approach to food at city food lecture 2017




the need for a new approach to food production and an urgent need for people to reconnect with their food, were the key themes of the city food lecture 2017 held on 21 february. the lecture was prepared by chris elliott, the professor of food safety, and founder of the institute for global food sec...



crop-destroying armyworm caterpillars spread to uganda




fall armyworms are native to the americas and were first spotted in nigeria and togo last year, though they have already caused damage to staple crops in zambia, zimbabwe, south africa and ghanaa plague of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars has spread to east africa where officials confirmed...



presstv-n korea sanctions sabotage humanitarian aid: un




the united nations has warned that sanctions against north korea are taking a serious toll on humanitarian aid activities in the country, where millions of women and children are reliant on donations.a report by tapan mishra, the un’s senior resident official in pyongyang, says the bans slapped on...



the bane of insecurity | comment




any foreign investor wishing to put his money in the greek economy will have to overcome all sorts of obstacles. those who have already tried their luck all share the same big anxiety: they have no idea what’s coming next.there is indeed a sense of insecurity that renders greece a very unique and ...



this trick can make sure whether your freezed food are safe to eat after a long




before going on holiday, there are so many things to take care about besides just packing your clothes and other essentials. you must remember to unplug some electrical devices, find someone who will water your plants and take care of your pets. but what may concern you most is the food stored in th...



this trick can make sure whether your freezed food are safe to eat after a long




before going on holiday, there are so many things to take care about besides just packing your clothes and other essentials. you must remember to unplug some electrical devices, find someone who will water your plants and take care of your pets. but what may concern you most is the food stored in th...



un relief chief: we must act now to save lives in kenya and horn of africa - ken




(nairobi, 3 march 2017) – on a visit to one of the driest areas in northern kenya today, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, stephen o’brien, saw the devastating impact of drought on rural communities and called for international support for communi...



social media and food waste




can supermarkets encourage customers to cut food waste through social media? analysis of uk campaign shows mixed results. a study has evaluated three types of media campaign conducted by a large uk supermarket to encourage shoppers to reduce their food waste. these used social media, an e-newslette...



more funding needed for vital civil society food and farming sector




the food ethics council has published the ‘food issues census 2017’, which provides a frank assessment of the activities and capacity of civil society organisations (csos) working on food and farming in the uk.it follows on from the original food issues census in 2011, the first ever effort to d...



mcdonald's staff 'stopped woman from buying food for homeless man'




file photo of a mcdonald's restaurant. photo: hasse holmberg/tt a mcdonald's representative has said that everyone is welcome at their restaurants, after a woman told the local she was prevented from buying food for a homeless man in stockholm. vijaya mårtensson and her friend anja andorsen were ap...



fake inspectors seeking food fines | news




the hellenic food authority (efet) has issued a warning to retailers to be on the lookout for bogus food inspectors.according to a statement released monday, fraudsters are visiting food businesses claiming that they are from efet and then, saying that the establishments are in violation of hygiene ...



what causes food comas? it’s more than just overeating.




at some point or another, everyone has experienced the classic symptoms of a food coma. you know what i'm talking about. it's that overwhelming feeling of fullness after a buffet binge or too many servings of mashed potatoes at a family dinner. we laymen call it a food coma, but medical professional...



what the international women's day protest means for the food industry




(image credit: women's march on washington) when president donald trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven muslim-majority nations, yemeni-american bodega owners organized a peaceful strike in new york city that closed the doors of grocery stores and bodegas throughout the city....



alexa can now order food from grubhub




in the future, as predicted by star trek, all you'll need to do is speak and food will be instantly created before your eyes. since we don't have a way of instantly converting energy into matter in this way, the latest team up between grubhub and amazon will have to suffice. the former has added its...



kenya flash appeal 2017 - kenya




kenya flash appeal: $165.71 million required to reach 2.6 million people with life-saving assistance and protection in the next 10 monthssituation overviewthe 2016 short rains season (october to december) brought severely reduced levels of rainfall to the region. the drought has had a major impact o...



the key steps to making a food budget that works for you




how do you create a food budget that works? i mean, you could just buy what you want and let the chips fall where they may. you could buy only what you need, but sometimes, uh, you really need a gallon of high-end ice cream. as boring as it sounds, having a food budget — a distinct allowance for g...