Archive for: January, 2015

Floods in Malawi force thousands of families from their homes

Floods in Malawi force thousands of families from their homes   More than 100,000 Malawians have been forced from their homes as a result of severe floods. Disease outbreaks are increasingly a concern due to poor shelter and sanitation, meanwhile children are missing out on schooling and at a greater risk of violence and abuse. UNICEF…

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Multidimensional child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Multidimensional child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa   UNICEF has released a new working paper that explores methods of measuring multidimensional poverty among children in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is noteworthy because the unit of study includes individual children rather than households or families. Specific focus is on deprivations, which can include nutrition, health, water, sanitation, housing,…

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Why we must invest in local food storage in sub-Saharan Africa

Why we must invest in local food storage in sub-Saharan Africa Post-harvest losses of staples such as grains and oilseeds are exceptionally high in sub-Saharan Africa as a result of old trucks bumping down pot-holed roads. According the Food and Agriculture Association of the UN, about 30 tonnes are lost annually. Upgrading storage facilities and…

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