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15 Sep 2017 description
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World hunger is estimated to be on the rise again as conflict and human-induced disasters as well as natural disasters are contributing to setbacks in food security. This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed. Meanwhile, though progress continues to be made in reducing child malnutrition, millions of children are still stunted and wasted, and rising overweight and obesity are a concern in most parts of the world.

22 Jul 2013 description
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• In the second quarter of 2013, countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia receive $7 million in humanitarian aid

• Sweden and Russia are the largest donors to the region

• In the region, only Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan provide aid between April and June 2013

• Global humanitarian community needs $13 billion to help 73 million people in 24 countries