30 Jun, 2020

News Feed - June 15-30

by Food&Migration

Syria faces mass starvation or mass exodus without more aid, WFP says

Syria faces the risk of mass starvation or another mass exodus unless more aid money is made available, the head of the UN World Food Programme has said. 

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U.N. seeks food funds as virus pushes millions into hunger

Millions of people have been pushed into hunger by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. World Food Program said Monday as it appealed for nearly $5 billion to help feed those in need in poor and middle-income countries. 

Los Angeles Times

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Migration has positive impact on advanced economies, IMF says

Movement of workers boosts global output, raising world gross domestic product

The National

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UN agencies to feed thousands of migrants stuck in Libya

The UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme announced Tuesday a joint initiative to feed up to 10,000 refugees and asylum seekers trapped in war-torn Libya amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Yahoo news

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Decline of global remittances hits rural families hardest

The economic consequences of the COVID – 19 pandemic is pushing rural families in Africa and most other developing nations even deeper into poverty as thousands of migrant workers lose their jobs, a top International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) official says.

The Herald

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