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Food Security - Specialised organisations and mechanisms

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Title: FIAN International - For the right to adequate food
Description/subject: "The right to food is one of the most widely violated human rights. Although enough food is produced to feed the world, it is estimated that more than 850 million people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Only a small percentage can be attributed to natural catastrophes or civil wars. The vast majority suffer from chronic hunger in everyday life. Scarce or low quality food, contaminated water and the resulting diseases are part of the normal course of life for these women, men and children. They lack control over basic resources like land, seeds or income to be able to feed themselves adequately. They also lack political power and access to justice to claim their rights..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: FIAN International
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2016

Title: Toolkit on the Right to Food
Description/subject: Standards, mechanisms, publications, links, other resources...."The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of the UN High Commisioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2016

Title: World Food Programme (WFP)
Description/subject: "...WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations system. Food aid is one of the many instruments that can help to promote food security, which is defined as access of all people at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. ¹ The policies governing the use of World Food Programme food aid must be oriented towards the objective of eradicating hunger and poverty. The ultimate objective of food aid should be the elimination of the need for food aid..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme (WFP)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.wfp.org/search/site/myanmar
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2016