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Malnutrition in Africa

Africas attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of undernutrition and obesity, experts attending a United Nations meeting in Nairobi this week have warned.

SOP newswire3UN Marks 'Day of Families' - The rise of violent extremism, the effects of forced displacement, extreme weather events and other challenges are taking a heavy toll on the health and integrity of families in crisis situations.
SOP newswire3100 Babies Born Every Day in Areas Worst Hit by Ecuador Quake - The United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) today reported that on average, up to 100 babies are born every day in Esmeraldas and Manabí, the provinces worst hit by the Ecuador earthquake.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN: Paramount Importance for Lebanon to Elect a President - A United Nations envoy for Lebanon reported to the Security Council today on how the current political paralysis, including the two-year presidential vacuum, is negatively impacting the country`s ability to make vital decisions
SOP newswire31,000 Refugees and Migrants Rescued Off Italian Coast - Some 1,000 people of various nationalities, including refugee families and unaccompanied children, were rescued yesterday from the Mediterranean Sea, the UN refugee agency said today.
SOP newswire3UN Demands Boko Haram Iimmediately End all Violence in Lake Chad Basin - Cncerned at the alarming scale of the humanitarian crisis caused by the activities of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, the UN demanded that the group immediately cease all violence and all abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law.
SOP newswire3U.S., Jordan Partner in Eager Lion Exercise - U.S. troops will partner with Jordanian military forces May 15-24 in Jordanduring Exercise Eager Lion 16, one of U.S. Central Command's premier exercises, Centcom officials announced today.
SOP newswire3Coalition Operations Deny ISIL`s Caliphate Dreams - The U.S.-led coalition fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is denying the terrorists` ambition to act as a state by targeting their finances, revenue sources, recruiting efforts and leaders, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Lauds Belgium`s Decision to Expand Counter-ISIL Role - Defense Secretary Ash Carter today lauded Belgium`s announcement that it will begin conducting airstrikes in Syria as part of the coalition air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
SOP newswire3U.S., U.K., Georgian Forces Hone Capabilities in Exercise Noble Partner 16 - Exercise Noble Partner 16 got underway yesterday between the U.S., U.K. and Georgian militaries at Georgia`s Vaziani Training Area, Pentagon Press Operations Director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters today.
SOP newswire3Yemen`s Food Situation on Verge of Humanitarian Disaster - The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for the Food and Agriculture Organization to deliver timely aid in the April/May cereal and vegetable planting season and the summer fishing season, and vaccinate livestock before winter, the United Nations agency has warned.
SOP newswire3Ban Urges End of Horrible War in Syria - As part of his visit to Lisbon, Portugal, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with a group of Syrian students, commending them for their strength and resilience and stressing that the only sustainable solution to the education crisis in Syria is ending the horrible war.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Bomb Attacks in Sadr City and Baquba - The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned the car bomb attack that occurred earlier today in a busy market in Sadr City, claiming many lives and leaving scores injured.
SOP newswire3UN Urges South Sudan to Implement Pledges to Address Sexual Violence Crimes - Concluding a four-day visit to Juba, South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has urged high-level authorities of the Transitional Government of National Unity to implement commitments made to address sexual violence crimes.
SOP newswire3UN Panel to Propose Global Framework on Countering Terrorist Propaganda - Reaffirming that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, the United Nations Security Council today requested its main counter-terrorism subsidiary body to present a proposal by 30 April 2017 for a comprehensive international framework on the matter.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for End to Illegal Poaching and Trade of Migratory Birds - Millions of migratory birds are being lost each year as a result of illegal killing, taking and trade, United Nations officials warned on World Migratory Bird Day.
SOP newswire3Somalia: UN Calls for Urgent Action to Support Drought-hit Communities - A senior United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia today called for urgent action to support drought-stricken communities in Puntland and Somaliland and avert a further deterioration of the situation.
SOP newswire3Counter-ISIL Strikes Target Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Regrets Execution of Six People in Afghanistan - The United Nations human rights arm has expressed regret over the execution of six people in Afghanistan on Sunday, amid serious concerns about compliance with fair trial standards, and reports about the widespread use of torture and ill-treatment as a means of extracting confessions.
SOP newswire3Most Countries Lack Laws to Protect Breastfeeding - Laws to protect breastfeeding against the growing multi-billion-dollar breast-milk substitute business are inadequate in most countries, exposing small children to a greater risk of childhood diseases, according to a United Nations report released today.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN: El Niño is Not a One-off Event - The international community must boost efforts to build the capacity for disaster risk management and readiness to prevent El Niño weather extremes from causing humanitarian crises in affected countries.
SOP newswire3Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Ecuador: UN Reports Quake Death Toll Hits 660 - At the start of the third week of response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador, the country`s call for $72.7 million in financial assistance has received little support while the death toll has risen to 660.
SOP newswire3UN: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Europe Falling Between the Cracks - New data reveal that a record 96,500 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children applied for asylum across Europe in 2015.
SOP newswire3Syria: UN Calls for Probe into Air Strikes that Left Dozens Dead in Idleb - The top United Nations humanitarian official has called for an immediate, impartial and independent investigation into the air strikes that today left dozens of civilians dead and injured in the northern Syrian Governorate of Idleb.
SOP newswire3Senior Official Outlines U.S. Forces` Missions in Afghanistan - U.S. forces in Afghanistan conduct missions to train, advise and assist Afghan forces as part of a larger NATO role, and conduct a unilateral U.S.-counterterrorism mission, Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, the Resolute Support mission`s deputy communications chief, said today.
SOP newswire3Obama Proclaims Military Spouse Appreciation Day - Noting that military spouses demonstrate a strength reflective of the spirit of our nation, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation today declaring tomorrow as Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'International Day of the Midwife' - Every year, some 300,000 women still die during pregnancy and childbirth and almost three million babies do not survive their first four weeks of life, yet a majority of these deaths could be averted by trained midwives.
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