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Afghanistan: UN Warns Of 'Fast Unraveling Crisis'

Nov 24, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Humanitarian workers are racing against time to deliver aid as winter looms in Afghanistan, UN officials told DW. The situation on the ground is already desperate and 'looks like it's going to get worse'.

US To Roll Out USD144 Million In Humanitarian Aid For People Of Afghanistan: Antony Blinken

Oct 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

According to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the financial assistance would be directly received by humanitarian organizations including UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO.


Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.

Anemia: Consequence Of Intergenerational Malnutrition

Apr 19, 2021 Santanu Mishra

A UNICEF report states that over 80 percent of adolescents suffer from ‘hidden hunger’. The goal is to meet the intergenerational nutrition gap through various Government schemes


Some Breastfeeding Myths Debunked

Did you know that not breastfeeding a child adds substantially to your carbon footprint?

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18 March, 2021

India To Register Largest Number Of Maternal Deaths Amid Covid Pandemic, Predicts UN Report

PTI

The report also noted that India could spend nearly USD 10 billion on Covid-19 testing and healthcare utilisation by September 2021, the biggest share of the overall costs in the region.


15 March, 2021

Gauri And I: A Grandmother’s Tale

Lokesh Tamagire

Renuka Korwate recounts how an Angawadi didi changed her entire family’s attitude towards children


08 March, 2021

Five Countries Including India Account For Total Child Brides In World: UNICEF

Outlook Web Bureau

10 million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice, said the UNICEF as it released its new survey


12 February, 2021

Over 2 Million Yemeni Children May Starve In 2021, 1 in 6 Children At Risk Of Death: UN

Associated Press (AP)

Urging stakeholders to end the conflict, the UN chief David Beasley shared that around 1.2 million pregnant Yemeni women are also at the risk of malnutrition.


05 January, 2021

At Nearly 60,000, India Records Highest Number Of Babies Born On New Year’s Day: UNICEF

PTI

UNICEF said that an estimated 371,504 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day.


24 October, 2020

A Dusshheraa With A Twist

Dr Shweta Khandelwal

A look at this auspicious day through the prisms of public health and nutrition


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27 September, 2020

Key Insights To PoshanMaah And This Year's Theme

Dr. Alifia S Bhol

Out of 673 million undernourished people in the world, 189.2 million were registered in India (2017-19): Reports


19 September, 2020

Virtual Conference On Nutrition Research Mulls Fresh Interventions

Team Poshan

The conference organised by IFPRI and 19 co-hosts focused on evidence-based insights to further nutrition goals


16 July, 2020

A Platform For Nutrition

Noveena Swapnabh and Drishti Chibber

A unique interactive digital platform brings everyone working on nutrition under one digital roof, and helps them connect, communicate and work with each other.


14 July, 2020

Number Of Undernourished People Declines In India; Obesity In Adults On The Rise: UN

PTI

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, released on Monday, estimated that almost 690 million people globally were undernourished (or hungry) in 2019, up by 10 million from 2018.


10 June, 2020

Nutrition In The Context Of The COVID-19 Pandemic In India

Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, Mr. Bishow Parajuli, Ms. Payden, Mr. Tomio Shichiri

Here are 6 steps the government must take to ensure that the nutrition needs of vulnerable women and children are not compromised by the pandemic and its fallout.


05 June, 2020

Countries Failing To Stop Harmful Marketing Of Breast-Milk Substitutes, Warn WHO And UNICEF

Agencies encourage women to continue to breastfeed during the COVID-19 pandemic


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28 May, 2020

World Hunger Day: Overflowing Granaries, Starving Children

Sai Krishna Dammalapati

Unless we empower women and aggressively promote diet diversity, millions of our children will continue to die hungry.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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