After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition.

More efforts are needed, particularly by the government to curb the spate of malnutrition in Ghana and other parts of Africa, an international report has recommended.

LUCKNOW: Death of children in Uttar Pradesh is much bigger an issue than reflected by the recent tragic incidents of Gorakhpur and Farrukhabad.

Action plan for Phase 2 being formulated for 17,000 kids

The children of Ambohijafy, a rural village among the green valleys and sloping hills of Madagascar’s fertile central highlands, are some of the poorest in the world, but they dream of rising above

Crop-eating fall armyworms have attacked nearly 37,000 hectares of maize in northern Cameroon, officials said on Wednesday, accentuating an already dire humanitarian crisis provoked by the Islamist

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across the Lake Chad Basin - about 800,000 - has soared since last year, and could spiral f

Egeland stressed that of this number, 450,000 were in Nigeria, 247,500 in Niger, 63,000 in Cameroon and 22,000 in Chad.He explained that 57 per cent of the funds needed to provide basic humanitaria

As low-income countries develop, people’s diets change. They tend to move from being high in cereals (maize, rice, wheat), starchy staples (potato, cassava, plantain) and fibre, to more westernised patterns that are high in sugars, fats and animal-source foods. This has been termed the nutrition transition.

The main objective of this report is to identify interventions that work and recommend options for policies and programs to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in all its forms. The report begins with a review of the African and global policy agenda, setting out the challenges and complexity of addressing all forms of malnutrition in Africa.

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