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Russia withdraws from Black Sea Grain Initiative

Russia recently pulled out of the Black Sea Grain Deal, which was launched to mitigate food inflation caused by conflict in Ukraine. What is Black Sea Grain Initiative? The Black Sea Grain Initiative was an agreement between Russia and Ukraine with Turkey and the United Nations. It sought to create a safe passage of food ..

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IFC’s Global Food Security Platform

International Finance Corp. (IFC) has launched Global Food Security Platform to strengthen the private sector’s ability to respond to food crisis and boost food production. Key facts The World Bank’s private sector arm, IFC, launched the Global Food Security Platform to address global food crisis. This 6 billion USD financing facility will help boost the ..

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‘Global Report on Food Crises’ – Update (May, 2022)

The 2022 Global Report on Food Crises was recently published, highlighting acute food insecurity globally. Who published the report? Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC). Where the report does focus on? The report focuses on those countries and territories where the magnitude and severity of the food crisis exceed the local resources and capacities. How ..

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GNAFC’s Global report on food crises

The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) recently released the “2021 Global Report on Food Crises”. The GNAFC is an international alliance formed by the European Union, United Nations and other governmental and non-governmental agencies. The report says that economic crisis was the major reason to push 40 million people towards hunger in 2020. This ..

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Global Annual Report released by United Nations World Food Programme

The World Food Programme of the United Nations recently released its fourth annual report on Food Crisis. According to the report, the food crisis has grown by 10%. Highlights The report says that around 265 million people are facing food insecurity in 2020. This has increased as compared to 2019. In 2019, around 135 million ..

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Exercise NCC Yogdan launched to fight COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) launched “Exercise NCC Yogdan” to offer a helping hand to the authorities fighting against COVID-19. Highlights Under the exercise, the NCC cadets are envisaged to work in call centres and helpline centres formed exclusively for COVID-19, community assistance, distribution of relief materials, medicines and other essential ..

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