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Republic of Marshall Islands strengthens food security measures ahead of future droughts

by Zhiyad Khan SPC July 20, 2018

Communities in the remote, drought prone, northern atolls of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) are trialling new food security measures to increase the availability of local food crops, expand the use of drought resistant crop varieties, improve...

Photo: Roti Bank mainly collects leftover food staples like rotis, rice, vegetables and dal to be distributed within 60 to 90 minutes. (Image courtesy Roti Bank’s Facebook)

Roti Bank: where leftovers satiate hunger of the poor

by Press Trust of India, Mumbai Press Trust of India, Mumbai July 9, 2018

In India, a country where millions of people go hungry every day, a retired IPS officer has come up with an initiative to feed the needy. The initiative, called 'Roti Bank', collects leftovers from restaurants, clubs and parties in Mumbai, stores it ...

Pacific regional food security atlas launched to reach the most vulnerable

by World Food Programme Relief Web June 24, 2018

Representatives from across the North and South Pacific gathered recently to witness the launch of the first-ever Pacific Regional Food Security Atlas on the opening day of the Pacific Seed Forum in Nadi, Fiji. In a region highly prone to natural dis...

Photo: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc [Reuters]

Vietnam strives to eradicate hunger, lower child malnutrition rate

by Xinhua News Agency Khmer Times June 17, 2018

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a National Action Program on Zero Hunger, aimed at ensuring there is enough food and nutrition for all Vietnamese. The program is part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, which ...

Photo: Ahmad Shah had just arrived from Badghis province to Herat. His grandchildren are suffering from acute diarrhea and stomach pain. Over two million people in Afghanistan are expected to become severely food insecure in the coming months and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in order to survive, according to the United Nations. [Norwegian Refugee Council/Enayatullah Azad]

Afghans fleeing conflict face worsening hunger

by Norwegian Refugee Council Norwegian Refugee Council June 5, 2018

Over two million people in Afghanistan are expected to become severely food insecure in the coming months and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in order to survive, according to the United Nations. The North and West regions are estimated...

Video: Tajikistan Faces Epidemic Of Childhood Malnutrition

by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 19, 2018

A recent UN report finds that Tajikistan has the highest rate of malnutrition in the former Soviet states. One in four Tajik children suffers from stunted growth resulting from an inadequate diet....