SDG 2: Zero hunger

SDG 2: Zero hunger
15 November 2018
Special calls
SDG 2: Zero hunger
04 November 2018
Special calls
SDG 2: Zero hunger
26 October 2018
Special calls
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

East and Southern Africa are vulnerable to climate change, food insecurity and water scarcity. These issues have been exacerbated further by rapid population growth, urbanization and overgrazing. Over 36 million people face hunger across East and Southern Africa largely due to drought and high temperatures.

12 September 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Saima Mohammad works as an Associate Public Health Officer for UNHCR in the North-East of Jordan, near the Syrian border. Approximately 50,000 refugees, mostly women and children, are residing in Rukban camp without access to any other health facility than the local clinic.

Every morning, Saima travels almost three hours from her office in Ruwaished to Rukban, driving through sensitive military posts on a partially-paved road. In this desert area, no facility or shop are to be seen for kilometres.

05 December 2017
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 2: Zero hunger

The World Food Programme’s Panama Regional Bureau oversees operations in 11 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. One of Benjamin’s tasks was to ensure the protection of populations affected by emergencies in these countries.

Through my work I aimed at ensuring that the resources provided by WFP were fairly-distributed, efficiently utilized, and would not stir up or fuel existing conflict in local communities,” Benjamin explains.

29 November 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 2: Zero hunger

Richard has been working with UNICEF Ethiopia’s Somali Field Office as a Nutrition Specialist since December 2016 where he has been engaged in the implementation and coordination of the nutrition emergency response. He joined UNICEF at the peak of the food and nutrition crisis and has provided technical support at all stages of the emergency response led by the Somali Regional Health Bureau, in collaboration with UN Agencies, non-governmental organizations as well as woreda (district) health staff.

27 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger

The Global Environment Facility project on which I am working endorses the "farmer-field-school" approach to train farmers in how to adapt to climate change. It is an outdoor school where learning and sharing takes place through hands-on practical training.

07 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 13: Climate change

Many families in a little village close to Funhalouro in the southeast of Mozambique are receiving food assistance that is helping them to survive.


“We have lived through many dry periods, but a drought like this one I cannot remember. I have not seen a single drop of rain for months,”


says Joaquina, who does not know her age, but estimates she is in her late 40s.


25 October 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

I was working for the Irrigation Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Japan (currently the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) when I was invited to speak at a symposium hosted by the United States Consulate in Fukuoka. At the event, the Principal Officer gave me a book entitled The Good War: the U.N.'s World-Wide Fight Against Poverty, Disease and Ignorance. That chance encounter, in the summer of 1969, changed my life.

23 October 2017
Arab States
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