The UN has warned it is unable to deliver food to up to a million hungry and desperate Syrians because of spiralling violence and a lack of fuel.
The UN World Food Programme will start airlifting food to Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya -- the drought-stricken Horn of Africa region.
Somali pirates attacked a Maltese flagged-ship before dawn on Monday with rocket-propelled grenades, but the ship escaped unharmed.
An initiative in Swaziland is improving food security by teaching children how to sustain crops, writes Mantoe Phakathi.
The United Nations appealed on Monday for $460-million to feed about 10-million Ethiopians hit by drought and high food prices.
The UN World Food Programme has threatened to suspend deliveries of food aid to Sudan's Darfur province after a string of attacks on its convoys.