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The world was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder both to achieve the Goals and to monitor progress where it is being made, according to a new report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to disrupt the livelihoods of thousands of vulnerable families in Zambia. This has the potential to reinforce poverty and deepen food and nutrition insecurity. Furthermore, economic disruptions that have slowed down investments, resulted in high unemployment and declined remittances.

This is the inaugural edition of the Ecological Threat Register (ETR), which covers 157 independent states and territories.

This report shows Canadian children are much less safe and healthy than before the pandemic began. In particular, it highlights the top 10 threats to children: unintentional injuries, poor mental health, child abuse, poverty, infant mortality, physical inactivity, food insecurity, racism, preventable illnesses and bullying.

Humanitarian food assistance needs are high across Somalia, where Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes remain widespread. An estimated 3.5 million people in rural livelihood zones, urban areas, and IDP settlements need food assistance. In July, food assistance reached only 55 percent of the population in need.

This report is the combined effort of four UN agencies (FAO, WFP, WHO, UNICEF) and the Government of Pakistan coming together to present the overall picture of where Pakistan stands in the efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.

The apex food regulator, FSSAI, has issued gazette notification on Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations, 2020, relating to standards of rice, chia seeds, gari (cassava product), edible cassava flour, roasted bengal gram flour - chana sattu, ragi flour, almond kernels, coconut milk pow

This Guide promotes a holistic and human rights-based approach to school food and nutrition.

Overall, a significantly higher population in DRC is expected to need humanitarian food assistance in 2020 compared to recent years, with needs peaking during the 2020 lean season in northeast and east-central DRC, which is expected to start atypically early in September and end in November.

The coronavirus disease pandemic, while above all a public health crisis, has presented the African continent with unprecedented economic challenges. In order to contain cross-border transmission of the virus, countries have introduced various restrictions to cross-border and transit freight transportation.

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