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NEW The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019: Safeguarding against Economic Slowdowns and Downturns. In Brief

World Health Organization, International Fund for Agricultural Development, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (2019)

Key facts and figures · Number of hungry people in the world in 2018: 821.6 million (or 1 in 9 people) · in Asia: 513.9 million · in Africa: 256.1million · in Latin America and the Caribbean: 42.5 million · Number of moderately or severely food insecure: 2 billion (26.4%) · Babies born with low birth weight: 20.5 million (one in seven) · Children under 5 affected by stunting (low height-for-age): 148.9 million (21.9%) · Children under 5 affected by wasting (low weight-for-height): 49.5 million (7.3%) · Children under 5 who are overweight (high weight-for-height): 40 million (5.9%) · School-age children and adolescents who are overweight: 338 million · Adults who are obese: 672 million (13% or 1 in 8 adults)

NEW République démocratique du Congo Rapport de situation, 14 juillet 2019

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (2019)

Plus de USD 6 millions de dollars du Fonds Humanitaire pour la crise de Djugu Plus de 67 000 enfants ciblés par une vaccination contre la rougeole en Ituri Lutte difficile pour endiguer la rougeole dans le sud-est Persistence de l'insécurité, mouvements continus de civils Appui d’urgence à l’ éducation à Nobili, Nord-Kivu

NEW The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) , (2019)

This year’s MPI results show that more than two-thirds of the multidimensionally poor—886 millionpeople—live in middle-income countries. A further 440 million live in low-income countries. In both groups, data show, simple national averagescan hide enormous inequality inpatterns of povertywithin countries. For instance, in Uganda 55 percentof the population experience multidimensional poverty—similartotheaverage in Sub-Saharan Africa. But Kampala, the capital city, has an MPI rate of sixpercent, whileinthe Karamojaregion, the MPI soars to 96 percent—meaningthat partsof Ugandaspan the extremes of Sub-Saharan Africa.There is even inequality under the same roof. In South Asia, for example, almost a quarter ofchildren under five live in households where at least one child in the household is malnourished but at least one child is not. There is also inequality among the poor. Findings of the2019 global MPI paint a detailed picture of the many differences in how-and how deeply -people experience poverty. Deprivationsamong the poor varyenormously: in general, higher MPI valuesgo hand in hand with greater variationin the intensity of poverty. Results also show that children suffer poverty more intensely than adults and are more likely to be deprived in all 10 of the MPI indicators, lackingessentialssuch as clean water, sanitation, adequate nutrition or primary education

NEW World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights. 10 Key Findings

United Nations Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, (2019)

The world’s population is projected to grow from 7.7 billion in 2019 to 8.5 billion in 2030 (10% increase), and further to 9.7 billion in 2050 (26%) and to 10.9 billion in 2100 (42%). The population of sub-Saharan Africa is projected to double by 2050 (99%). Other regions will see varying rates of increase between 2019 and 2050: Oceania excluding Australia/New Zealand (56%), Northern Africa and Western Asia (46%), Australia/New Zealand (28%), Central and Southern Asia (25%), Latin America and the Caribbean (18%), Eastern and South-Eastern Asia (3%), and Europe and Northern America (2%).

NEW World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights.

United Nations Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, (2019)

By 2100, new UN figures show that 4 of today’s 10 most populous nations will be replaced by African countries. Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico—where populations are projected to stagnate or decline—will drop out. In their place: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Egypt. All 4 are projected to more double in population. Top 10 rankings in population growth by 2100 include only 2 non-African nations—Pakistan and the US. c1China will shrink by 374 million fewer people—more than the entire US population.

NEW WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 27: 1 - 7 July 2019; Data as reported by 17:00; 7 July 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 in Angola Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

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