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SUNS # 9571 Monday 9 May 2022
 
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United Nations : Acute food insecurity reaches new highs, says report (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The levels of hunger remain alarmingly high globally, with close to 193 million people acutely food insecure and in need of urgent assistance across 53 countries or territories in 2021, an increase of nearly 40 million people compared to the previous high reached in 2020.

Africa : Breaking menstruation taboos and leaving no girl behind (PRIV)
(IPS, Lake Chad)
Fourteen-year-old Hadiza smiles as she clutches a purple bag in her hands. Inside the cloth bag is a Menstrual Hygiene Management kit, an essential item that gives her dignity and enables her to continue with school even when menstruating.

Ukraine : Civil society responds as health-care facilities come under attack (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
Alongside the devastation caused by bombs and bullets, the war in Ukraine has wrought another danger that can be as deadly as the violence itself - the disruption of access to health services for people who will not survive if cut off from health care.


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