ARTICLES RELATING TO WFP

Food rations for African refugees slashed

2014-07-01 17:39

Nearly 800 000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed by up to 60%, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation.

Half of Yemenis threatened by food crisis

2014-05-30 22:20

Nearly half of Yemen's population is going hungry, the UN's food agency has warned.

UN warns of drought crisis in Syria

2014-04-08 21:53

The UN's food aid agency warned that Syria was facing a drought that could put millions of people's lives at risk, compounding the impact of years of war.

Don't forget Mali's refugees, aid groups urge

2014-03-05 07:46

Mali’s conflict and the ensuing flood of refugees must not be forgotten amid the multiplication of global crises, the UN refugee agency and the WFP says.

WFP 'fails to feed hungry Zimbabweans'

2014-02-11 17:37
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The World Food Programme is reportedly struggling to feed hundreds of starving Zimbabweans around the country as donors have switched to other humanitarian crises in the world.

Zim economy will grow 4% - World Bank

2014-01-15 19:01

A World Bank senior economist says Zimbabwe's economy will grow by 4.2% this year, well short of the goverment's projection of 6.4%.

Somalia Cyclone: As many as 300 feared dead

2013-11-13 14:28

As many as 300 people are feared dead after a ferocious storm and days of heavy floods in Somalis’s north-eastern Puntland region, the local government says.

DRC families at risk as food aid dries up

2013-10-17 07:45

Some of the most haunting victims of the two decades of conflict ravaging eastern DRC are the starving children, and their fate looks likely to get worse as food aid dries up.

1 in 8 around the world go hungry – UN

2013-10-01 13:30

One in eight people around the world is chronically undernourished, the UN’s food agencies say, warning world leaders that some regions would fail in halving the number of hungry people by 2015.

Hunger costs Swaziland 3% of GDP

2013-07-31 08:59

Around three in 10 young children in Swaziland are stunted by hunger, and 270 000 workers are also physically affected, an official says, citing a government-backed study.

UN: Aid to N Korea hit by sanctions

2013-04-29 21:08

International sanctions against North Korea have hit humanitarian funding for the isolated country, five UN agencies say in an appeal for help.

Syria war causing great civilian strife

2013-02-05 16:26

The UN says that the humanitarian crisis in Syria has reached "catastrophic" proportions, with some 2.5 million people in the war-ravaged country lacking enough food.

CAR rivals agree unity government

2013-01-12 09:00

Central African Republic rebel groups have signed a ceasefire deal with President Francois Bozize who agreed to set up a government of national unity and call new elections.

UN unable to feed a million Syrians

2013-01-08 16:12

The World Food Programme has said it is unable to help a million Syrians who are going hungry.

Hunger adds to pain in Syria's Aleppo

2012-08-13 22:26

Syrians who have yet to flee the war in Aleppo are facing another problem that is growing more acute by the day: hunger.

1.6m Zimbabweans need food aid

2012-07-27 13:08
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About 1.6 million of Zimbabwe’s estimated 12 million people will need food aid during the peak of the dry season due to poor harvest, the UN says.

UN aid chiefs call for $725m in Sahel

2012-02-15 22:33

United Nations and European Union aid chiefs have called for "urgent" assistance for West Africa's drought-hit Sahel region, saying it needed $725m this year.

South Sudan bracing for 500 000 refugees

2012-01-30 20:49

Conflict and food shortages could push up to half a million Sudanese refugees to flee to South Sudan if Khartoum does not allow aid agencies more access to its restive border regions.

Food crisis imminent in Niger

2011-10-28 22:44

The United Nations World Food Programme says Niger could be held towards a "full-scale food crisis".

UN wants access to Sudan hot spot areas

2011-09-23 15:20

The World Food Programme has urged Sudanese authorities to allow the UN agency full access in the troubled states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

WFP knows how to control aid supplies

2011-08-16 18:27

UN says aid to Somalia won't decrease due to fraud probe over diversion of food shipments

WFP expands Somali relief work

2011-08-14 17:24

The World Food Programme is expanding its food distribution efforts in famine-struck Somalia, where the UN estimates that only 20% of people needing aid are getting it.

Somali famine: WFP 800-ton food airlift

2011-08-09 16:30

The World Food Programme has begun an 800-ton airlift of high energy biscuits to fight famine in Somalia.

29 000 Somalis under age 5 dead

2011-08-04 22:20

The US says the Somalia famine has killed more than 29 000 children under age five in the last 90 days.

Rains adds to Somalia refugees misery

2011-07-31 22:29

Somalia's famine refugees are drenched and cold after torrential rains pounded Mogadishu.

 

C Africa refugees overwhelm Cameroon

2014-06-05 05:00

The United Nations food aid and refugee agencies have appealed for funds to cope with a growing humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

UN to help feed 6.5 million Ethiopians

2014-05-13 15:57

The World Food Programme will help to feed nearly 6.5 million Ethiopians this year, with the country hit by locusts, neighbouring war and sparse rainfall.

UN to airlift food aid to S Sudan refugees

2014-03-07 14:19

WFP says it is planning to airlift and airdrop urgently needed food aid to thousands of refugees and others affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

1 in 5 Mauritanians face hunger – WFP

2014-03-04 10:43

At least one in five people face food insecurity in the west African desert country of Mauritania because of poor harvest and high prices, the World Food Programme says.

WFP: Mass looting of food aid in S Sudan

2014-01-25 09:59

The World Food Programme says looters in South Sudan have stolen food aid that would have fed more than 220 000 people for a month.

UN forced to cut food aid to 1m Zimbabweans

2014-01-14 14:38

A million Zimbabweans benefitting from the UN World Food Programme aid are facing hunger due to a lack of funding that has caused deep cuts in assistance, the organisation says.

UN fears Syrian kids going hungry in battle zones

2013-11-02 14:28

The UN’s food aid agency says it feared a rise in malnutrition among children trapped in besieged communities in Syria, where fighting has halted supply convoys.

Food shortages hit Madagascar

2013-10-09 13:13

Almost a fifth of the people of the Indian Ocean country of Madagascar do not have enough food after a poor harvest, two UN agencies say.

SA gives R3m in aid to DRC

2013-09-06 22:39
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SA has contributed R3m to the UN's efforts to alleviate hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo, International Relations Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim says.

Half of Syrians will need aid - UN

2013-06-07 21:09

The UN expects 10.25 million Syrians, half the population, will need humanitarian aid by the end of 2013 at a cost of more than $5bn, UN humanitarian agencies say.

UN aims to feed 2.5 million Syrians

2013-02-05 19:01

The UN food agency says it was dramatically expanding its aid operation in Syria to reach a million more people, in the face of growing alarm over the situation in the war-torn country.

Syria allows agency to feed more people

2013-01-16 22:26

The Syrian government will give the World Food Programme greater access to the 2.5 million Syrians suffering from hunger, the head of the UN agency has said.

Food aid pillaged in CAR

2013-01-08 18:44

Hundreds of tons of food aid have been stolen from warehouses across the restive Central African Republic, the UN's World Food Programme says.

Almost a million displaced in DRC

2012-12-13 22:27

More than 900 000 people have been displaced by violence in the strife-ridden eastern DRC region of North Kivu, up about 500 000 on the figure made public in April.

WFP sends food aid to Syria's Aleppo

2012-08-01 16:29

The World Food Programme has sent supplies to Syria's commercial capital Aleppo to help tackle shortages triggered by escalating clashes between troops and rebels, the UN agency says.

UN foreign staff back in Sudan war zone

2012-02-25 16:16

UN international staff have returned to Sudan's South Kordofan for the first time in months, as global concern mounts over food shortages in the war-torn state.

Millions still risk hunger in South Sudan

2012-02-08 22:33

Conflict, population displacement and high food prices mean millions of people in South Sudan face hunger this year.

Zim food worries after drought

2011-11-21 22:25

More than 1 million Zimbabweans may struggle to feed themselves in the coming months, the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned, noting a poor harvest in several areas of the country.

Millions of Yemenis go hungry

2011-10-12 19:43

The UN World Food Programme says that more Yemenis were going hungry because of rising food prices and severe fuel shortages brought about by months of political unrest.

Somalia famine yet to reach its peak

2011-09-01 22:38

Food will be increasingly scarce in famine-struck southern Somalia until next year's harvest, the head of the United Nations refugee agency says.

Somali famine aid stolen

2011-08-15 18:54

Thousands of sacks of food aid meant for Somalia's famine victims have been stolen and are being sold at markets, depriving many of urgently needed sustenance.

WFP gets more access in Somalia

2011-08-11 21:32

The UN's food agency says it has been able to reach more parts of famine-struck Somalia in the last month but there were still significant security challenges in Mogadishu.

5 killed as Somali gunmen steal food aid

2011-08-05 15:00

At least five people were killed when an armed gang raided a camp in the Somali capital and stole relief food meant for thousands of drought-affected people, officials say.

Aid flights brave war-torn Somalia

2011-08-01 11:43

Aid groups have ramped up operations to help millions of drought-stricken people in the Horn of Africa, with the UN World Food Programme expanding its airlifts of emergency food supplies.

Somalia drought a conspiracy, rebels say

2011-07-30 12:00

For Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked rebels, the drought devastating parts of the country is being exploited by external enemies, claiming that local Muslims are adequately addressing the crisis.

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