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 to fight child malnutrition *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 … 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

PRESS RELEASE   Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says 821 million people now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk 11 September 2018, Rome – New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 … Continued

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

UNICEF needs $255 million for children in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen *NOTE* Photos + videos http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFDD22Q NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 28 March 2017 – More than a month after famine was declared in South Sudan, time is running out for more than a million children as drought and armed conflict devastate lives in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South … Continued

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

20 February 2017, Dublin/Juba/South Sudan – War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations … Continued

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

DUBLIN, 12 November 2015 – The Ethiopian Government recently announced that 8.2 million Ethiopians – increased from 4.5 million in August 2015 – will require food aid for the remainder of 2015. Currently, 4.6 million children require humanitarian assistance, including treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The 2015 rains (June to September) were late in the … Continued