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

5 million children need humanitarian assistance in central Sahel this year, amidst violence – UNICEF

Number is projected to rise as attacks against children increase in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger DUBLIN/DAKAR/ GENEVA/ NEW YORK, 28 January 2020 – Close to 5 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger will need humanitarian assistance over the course of 2020, UNICEF said today, up from 4.3 million. This projection is linked … Continued

1 in 3 children under five worldwide is malnourished – new UNICEF report

Growing child malnutrition driven by poverty, climate change and poor diet, including low breastfeeding rates UNICEF warns urgent action is needed  *NOTE* UNICEF nutrition specialists and report editors are available for interview   NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 15 October 2019 – An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system … Continued

Family-friendly policies needed to increase breastfeeding rates worldwide

Wealthiest countries have lowest breastfeeding rates – including Ireland Photo: Dublin Mum Irmak breastfeeding baby Aurelia DUBLIN/NEW YORK , 1 August 2019 – The benefits of breastfeeding for children and mothers are widespread. It supports healthy brain development in babies and young children, it protects infants against infection, decreases the risk of obesity and disease, … Continued

Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

Famine, drought and war: time is running out for millions of children

Famine hits South Sudan. UN agencies warn 5 million people need food and urgent assistance.

4.6 million children require life-saving assistance in drought affected Ethiopia