Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Green Climate Fund approves $52 million to support Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-led project in Malawi

Adaptation and resilience project set to benefit more than half a million people over six years

A $52.3 million project approved today by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) aims to help Malawi cope with the devastating effects of climate change and boost the country's long-term food security. Led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the project is set to benefit nearly 575,000 vulnerable…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Joint Press Statement form the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Government of Seychelles on the Alarming Food Security Situation and the Risk of Famine in Sudan

The international community must scale up its humanitarian aid, and support the IPC recommendations to increase nutrition interventions, restore productive systems and improve data collection

We express deep concern over the report of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), published on 27th June 2024, which concluded: “fourteen months into the conflict, Sudan is facing the worst levels of acute food insecurity ever recorded by the IPC in the country”. The disturbing results in the…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Kenya/International Monetary Fund (IMF): Align Economic Reform with Rights

Strengthen Social Contract to Address Root Causes of Protester Anger

The Kenyan government and International Monetary Fund should work together to ensure that the IMF program and its implementation align with human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The focus should be on progressive revenue generation and accountability over public funds. Following the recent nationwide protests, President William Ruto declined to sign…

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South Sudan faces a growing humanitarian crisis, warns World Health Organization (WHO)

Six million people - or 46 per cent of the population – face crisis levels of food insecurity – a number that’s expected to rise to around 7.1 million during the current lean season

Twelve years on from independence the people of South Sudan continue to face huge challenges, exacerbated now by the war in neighbouring Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The UN health agency insisted that the humanitarian, economic, social and political crises that began with brutal civil conflict…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

New United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) household survey unveils alarming suffering for refugees and hosts in South Sudan

Food insecurity remains the most prominent challenge, with about 74 per cent of both refugee and host community households surveyed experiencing hunger

A pilot socioeconomic survey carried out by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns that the ongoing conflict in Sudan is exacerbating the already severe humanitarian crisis in South Sudan for refugees and the communities hosting them. The findings of UNHCR´s first-ever Forced Displacement Survey (FDS) conducted between April and December…

Source: World Health Organization - Uganda |

Uganda’s Efforts to Save the Life of Children with Malnutrition

The Nutrition Information System (NIS) project has significantly improved the management of malnutrition through the provision of data collection tools, and data interpretation to enhance early detection of malnutrition

Over 268,000 children in Uganda suffer from malnutrition, specifically wasting. To combat this, the country is enhancing data collection and use in its healthcare facilities and communities through the Nutrition Information System (NIS) project. This is part of the country's broader efforts to generate community-level data to inform decisions for…

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    • AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina speaking on 'Food Security and Financial Sustainability in Africa' at the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa retreat in Abuja
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Nigeria’s food importation policy could destroy country’s agriculture, warns Akinwumi Adesina

Nigeria should be producing more food to stabilize food prices, while creating jobs and reducing foreign exchange spending

The President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (www.AfDB.org) has said the decision by Nigeria’s government to allow massive food importation risks destroying the country’s agriculture. This follows the announcement by Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture Abubakar Kyari on July 10 that the Federal Government would suspend duties, tariffs,…

Source: UN News |

Sudan: United Nation-hosted talks on local ceasefires to continue in Geneva

UN-led talks between Sudan's warring parties were set to continue in Geneva on Friday focusing on brokering “possible local ceasefires” to help deliver aid and protect civilians across the country

Heavy conflict erupted last April between rival militaries over a proposed transition to civilian rule, following a military coup in 2021 and the 2019 ousting of long-time President Omar Al-Bashir. UN Geneva spokesperson Alessandra Vellucci confirmed that only one of the delegations attended the initial discussions after senior representatives from…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Coffee ‘Cup of Excellence’ 2024 Thrives with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Support

These initiatives by the U.S. government have contributed to the development of Ethiopia’s coffee sector, enhancing both the quality and market access for Ethiopian coffee while supporting the country’s five million smallholder farmers and cooperatives

Ethiopian high-quality coffees are prized for their aromas and flavors.  Coffee is considered the backbone of the Ethiopian economy, generating USD 1.5 billion in foreign exchange.  USAID’s business support improves the competitiveness of coffee sales by enhancing productivity, quality, and market access, supporting farmers, cooperatives, and other industry stakeholders. On…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Chad, World Bank, World Food Programme (WFP) and partners join forces to meet crisis-affected people's food and nutrition needs during the lean season

This response plan involves the distribution of food, seeds, and cash transfers to families most exposed to hunger

The Government of Chad – with support from WFP, the World Bank and other partners - has launched its national emergency response plan to meet the immediate food and nutrition needs of one million of the most vulnerable people across eight provinces during the June-August lean season - when food…