Global hunger crisis pushing one child into severe malnutrition every minute in 15 crisis-hit countries

PRESS RELEASE Global hunger crisis pushing one child into severe malnutrition every minute in 15 crisis-hit countries Ahead of G7 summit, UNICEF appeals for US$1.2 billion to meet urgent needs of 8 million children at risk of death from severe wasting   UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  Multimedia content available to download here NEW … Continued

World a ‘virtual tinderbox’ for catastrophic levels of severe malnutrition in children – UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE World a ‘virtual tinderbox’ for catastrophic levels of severe malnutrition in children – UNICEF Soaring food prices driven by the war in Ukraine and pandemic-fuelled budget cuts set to drive up both need for, and cost of life-saving therapeutic food treatment, the latter by up to 16 per cent UNICEF spokespersons are available … Continued

More than half of parents and pregnant women exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing – WHO, UNICEF

PRESS RELEASE More than half of parents and pregnant women exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing – WHO, UNICEF New report details exploitative practices employed by $55 billion formula industry, compromising child nutrition, violating international commitments Multimedia content available here UNICEF spokespersons are available for interview  GENEVA/NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 22 February 2022 – More than half … Continued

Urgent support needed for 1.4 million children likely to suffer from acute malnutrition in Somalia

PRESS RELEASE  Urgent support needed for 1.4 million children likely to suffer from acute malnutrition in Somalia Funding immediately needed to procure nutrition supplies and avert deaths   UNICEF spokespersons in Somalia are available for interview  Photos and videos available for download Mogadishu/Dublin, 15 February 2022: More than 1.4 million children in Somalia, nearly half … Continued

STATEMENT: Life is a ‘waking nightmare’ for 12 million children in Yemen – UNICEF ED

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore’s remarks at the Averting famine in Yemen: What can we do now and in 2021 event  NEW YORK, 10 December 2020 –This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s High-Level Event: Averting famine in Yemen: … Continued

Window to prevent famine in Yemen is narrowing, UN agencies warn – Joint WFP, FAO and UNICEF press release

Levels of hunger in Yemen reach record levels, requiring urgent action SANA’A/ADEN / ROME / NEW YORK / DUBLIN, 3 December 2020 – The window to prevent famine in Yemen is narrowing as new figures reveal record highs of acute food insecurity in the country, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN World … Continued

Malnutrition surges among young children in Yemen as conditions worsen – UNICEF, FAO, WFP

One in five children under five in parts of Yemen estimated to be acutely malnourished and in urgent need of treatment as malnutrition cases increase, UN agencies warn.  DUBLIN/ADEN, 27 October 2020 – Acute malnutrition rates among children under five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, with more than half a million cases in … Continued

UNICEF: An additional 6.7 million children under 5 could suffer from wasting this year due to COVID-19

UNICEF calls for accelerated action to prevent and treat malnutrition caused by pandemic as humanitarian community appeals for $2.4 billion to improve maternal and child nutrition  DUBLIN/NEW YORK, 27 JULY 2020 – An additional 6.7 million children under the age of five could suffer from wasting – and therefore become dangerously undernourished – in 2020 … Continued

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

Securing healthy diets for the billions who cannot afford them would save trillions in costs Rome, 13 July 2020 – More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations has found. Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world … Continued

UN agencies raise alarm in the Central Sahel where millions face hunger amid rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis

  DUBLIN/DAKAR, 3 February 2020 – The number of people facing a critical lack of food and vital livelihood opportunities in the Central Sahel has spiked in one year due to rising insecurity and climatic shocks. The situation may further deteriorate unless the international community acts now, three United Nations agencies warned today. Despite an … Continued

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