About 1.6-million Zimbabweans, most of them in rural areas, urgently need food aid because of low rainfall and a drop in agricultural production.
A British aid worker, abducted by armed men in Sudan's Darfur region, has been released after almost three months in captivity
United Nations food agencies on Friday warned that record high prices for basic commodities are helping generate unrest around the world.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is nearly doubling aid operations in Niger to feed eight million people who have been affected by a severe drought.
Somalia's hard-line Islamist rebel group al-Shabaab has ordered the UN food agency to halt all operations and leave the failed country.
Hardline Islamist insurgents in southern Somalia told international aid agencies on Tuesday to hand out all the food in their warehouses, or leave.
The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday it is extending its humanitarian operations across the eastern DRC.
Six months after the elections, Zimbabwe still lacks a functioning government and is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe.
What happens to a nation whose people depend on the largesse of international donor agencies for their existence, once support is withdrawn?
The executive director of the UN World Food Programme said on Monday she was "shocked" at the killing of an employee in Somalia.
Five million people will need help within months, warns the UN. Families flee as many are reduced to one meal a day, writes Chris McGreal.
Emergency relief operations are winding down in Burma's cyclone-struck delta, but aid workers say a return to normality is a long way off.
Nearly 15-million people in the Horn of Africa region are facing a humanitarian disaster unless donors urgently release funds to deliver supplies.
The UN urgently needs $222-million to avert a major food crisis in Ethiopia, where millions are struggling to cope with drought, it said on Monday.
Attacks on aid workers in Somalia and disruptions to food shipments are threatening the lives of millions, the UN food agency warned on Friday.
Gunmen killed an aid worker in the Somali capital on Friday, the latest such attack against humanitarian staff in the conflict-torn African nation.
Somalia faces a serious food crisis if no nation steps forward with naval ships to escort relief shipments through pirate-infested waters.
The World Food Programme says food cuts in Darfur are a forced necessity.
The world food crisis is a tragedy frequently and passionately foretold. For years food experts warned that chronic under-investment in agriculture in developing countries, by governments and donors alike, would one day spell disaster.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday said it was cutting back its humanitarian air services in Sudan due to a $48-million funding shortfall.