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UN warns global hunger is increasing, and other news (11 Sep 2018)

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From rising food insecurity to tackling gender inequality

Every Tuesday we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.

  • More than 820 million people worldwide are undernourished and face food insecurity, according to the new edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. The 2018 report, analysing the drivers of hunger and malnutrition, focuses especially on climate extremes. Read the report at FAO.
  • Developing smart cities should focus on sustainable modes of transport – moving people and not cars. Amanda Ngabirano discusses how policymakers can best support rapid urbanisation, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Read more at New Vision (Uganda).