Insurgents have moved into villages that used to be safe, forcing people to flee. That instability is driving widespread hunger
Food security discourse remains in strong support of development and food aid, which has almost certainly undermined the stability of local agricultural markets in Africa
A United Nations spokesperson said the latest detentions had occurred in the capital of Afar province, on the only functional road leading into famine-threatened Tigray.
‘The Taliban also registered the serial numbers of their weapons and just asked them not to move around in the streets while armed but stay within the compound until everything calms down. Then the Taliban left.’
Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN said Thursday. “This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,” World Food Programme (WFP) regional director Lola Castro said […]
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The threat of severe food shortages in Ethiopia motivated Abebe Haregewoin and other expatriates into action, creating a Go Fund Me page.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this season, El Niño affects 550 000 people, bringing hunger and hardship.
Studies show that feeding programmes at schools not only reduce stunting, but also combat obesity and lead to increased enrolment in schools.
An eight-month-long drought in in north-east Haiti has caused the loss of two harvest seasons, says the National Co-ordination of Food Security.
As financial troubles plague the World Food Programme, the future of the mouths it feeds in the Democratic Republic of Congo is at threat.
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.
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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 -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.