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Table of contents
1. FAO's hunger data - getting better
2. Life near the frontline in eastern DRC
3. Global hunger falling, index shows
4. Girls fare worse in disasters
5. Climate shocks will hurt poverty targets
6. Briefing: Terror grips Central African Republic
7. Backlash fears after "Islamist" attacks in eastern DRC
8. Anatomy of modern-day slavery

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FAO's hunger data - getting better



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JOHANNESBURG, 14 October 2013 (IRIN) - In 2012 the UN Food and
Agriculture Organization (FAO) attracted criticism for its methods of
calculating the number of hungry people in the world in its annual
report, the State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI). The debate
continues in 2013, with a calculated total of 842 million, or 12
percent of the world's population, experiencing chronic hunger over the
past two years.
Read report online

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Life near the frontline in eastern DRC



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KANYARUCHINYA, 14 October 2013 (IRIN) - The frontline of fighting in
the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is only 6km away, yet
most of the inhabitants of Kanyaruchinya, in North Kivu, have returned
home, determined to resume their lives.
Read report online

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Global hunger falling, index shows



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LONDON, 16 October 2013 (IRIN) - Every year for the past eight years,
the Global Hunger Index has mapped the world's nutrition. Over time,
the maps demonstrate progress: The dark red splashes across Africa that
signified "extremely alarming" levels of hunger have mostly faded to
orange, and much of the orange is now yellow, meaning "serious" but not
"alarming". Ghana is now light green, meaning it has "moderate" hunger,
an improvement from the "serious" level of 2006. Similarly, many
countries in Asia have shown great improvement.
Read report online

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Girls fare worse in disasters



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NAIROBI, 16 October 2013 (IRIN) - During disasters, girls fare worse
than the rest of the population, according to a new report released on
11 October by child rights NGO Plan International.
Read report online

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Climate shocks will hurt poverty targets



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JOHANNESBURG, 17 October 2013 (IRIN) - As climatic shocks worsen,
disaster-affected populations will be driven deeper into poverty,
exacerbating their vulnerability, in as soon as two decades - unless
policymakers start to address the issue now, according to a new study
from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Read report online

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Briefing: Terror grips Central African Republic



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NAIROBI, 17 October 2013 (IRIN) - The crisis in Central African
Republic (CAR) is deepening more than six months after a S

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