World Food Prize Laureates Appeal for Greater US Leadership to End World Hunger

Lawrence Haddad, who shared last year’s World Food Price with David Nabarro appeals to the United States to lead in ending World Hunger and Malnutrition with Four Calls to Action. 1) Re-establish American leadership to end global hunger and malnutrition, 2) Play a strong leadership role in the upcoming Food Systems Summit and the Nutrition for Growth Summit, 3)Refresh US Evidence-based policy and investment to help end hunger and malnutrition, 4) revitalize the USAID Feed the Future and Innovation Labs initiatives to reach more countries.

United Nations Warns 400,000 Yemeni Children at Risk of Starvation

The World Health Organization warned on 12 February, that 400,000 children were at risk of starvation in 2021. This was information from a UN report that indicated that 2.3 million children under 5 years of age would suffer from acute malnutrition while within that number 400,000 would suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) which, if untreated, leads to death from starvation or disease. This UN joint report of February 12, 2021 was from WHO, UNICEF, FAO and WFP.

United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021

The United Nations will host a Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in 2021 – in September or October. This Summit will be unique in that it will be open to everyone to participate (as a virtual summit). The Summit’s purpose is to raise awareness and elevate public discussion about how reforming our food systems can help us all to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by implementing reforms that are good for people and the planet.

The planning process is currently in place and information can be found at https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit