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SUNS # 9320 Wednesday 7 April 2021

United Nations : Acute hunger at "staggering" levels in DRC, say FAO/WFP (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Around 27.3 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have said.

UN : Disability discrimination at World Bank - is it immunity or impunity? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The 15,900-strong World Bank, which has funded over 12,000 development projects worldwide since 1947, is an international institution with a superlative reputation for its sustained efforts to end poverty in the developing world - with loans, interest-free credit and outright grants.

Finance : IMF, World Bank must support developing countries' recovery (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 6 Apr (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an unprecedented human and economic toll, wiping away years of modest and uneven progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Environment : Hurricane Dorian, Laura, Eta & Iota retired from WMO list (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Hurricane Committee decided at its annual meeting to retire four tropical cyclone names from its rotating list after assessing the record- breaking 2020 hurricane season.

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