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Nutrition: The Best Downpayment on Future Prosperity Remains Chronically Underfunded

(1) Comments | Posted 29 April 2013 | (00:00)

Despite malnutrition causing a third of child deaths, new research published this week highlights that nutrition programmes are chronically underfunded - with only 0.37% of total aid spent on basic interventions that are deemed to have huge benefits for children and for economic growth.

When children don't receive...

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Is There Enough Food for Everyone?

(7) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (23:00)

Growing up in the frugality of 1980s Northern Ireland, my mother regularly told me to eat all of my dinner because there were children starving in Africa. As a five-year-old, I was puzzled by why we couldn't just send food to them, given I didn't want it and they were...

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