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Sep 29th, 2020

Global Report on Food Crises - 2020 September update

This September update of the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises with a special focus on COVID-19 finds that a range of 101–104.6 million people in 27 countries are classified in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) according to analyses carried out between March and September 2020, reflecting the peak situation in times of COVID-19 in countries.
Sep 23rd, 2020

Report: COVID-19 and its Impacts on Childhood Malnutrition and Nutrition-related Mortality

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted recent analysis on economic shocks and child wasting showing an important increase in the prevalence of moderate or severe wasting among children younger than 5 years due to COVID-19-related losses in GNI per capita. To consider the implications of this analysis for Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), IFPRI, the Ethiopia National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) and the Food Security Portal (FSP) Project co-hosted a webinar on “COVID-19 and its impacts on childhood malnutrition and nutrition related mortality” on 23rd September 2020, which this report summarizes.