Eamon Gilmore warns UN of ‘future shocks’ | Irish Examiner

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Gilmore warns UN of ‘future shocks’ | Irish Examiner.

EAMON GILMORE has praised the progress made in the battle against under-nutrition in the developing world but warned that once the crisis ends, many people will remain vulnerable to “future shocks”.    The Tánaiste was addressing a meeting on nutrition at the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday.   “There is now a global recognition that short-term relief must be situated within a longer term strategy to reduce the vulnerability to hunger,” he told the gathering of more than 400 at the UN headquarters.

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World is on the edge and something has to change – David McWilliams, Columnists – Independent.ie

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World is on the edge and something has to change – David McWilliams, Columnists – Independent.ie.

Did you know 47 million Americans live under the poverty line and that figure has risen every year for the past four years? There are more Americans in poverty than at any other time during the past 52 years.  What about the fact there are the same amount of jobs in total in the US economy today as there were in 2000, and yet the population is 38 million larger? These are significant figures because the US economy is not creating jobs and, without jobs, these figures get worse. If they get worse, something will give.

United effort needed on long-term food strategy

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United effort needed on long-term food strategy.

OPINION: An international commitment is required to focus on nutrition in response to Africa’s food crisis.  THE WORLD has come together in response to the tragedy unfolding in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia and the development community is making every effort to deliver aid as quickly as possible.  However, as we learn more about this ongoing famine that threatens the lives of more than 12 million people, there’s an underlying fact that, as long as it’s ignored, could allow such a crisis to recur.  As we develop our emergency response, we also need to consider a longer-term approach to addressing malnutrition that can help mitigate and prevent future crises…

Africa Center for Strategic Studies – Media Review for September 20, 2011

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Africa Center for Strategic Studies – Media Review for September 20, 2011

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