ARTICLES RELATING TO WFP

WFP warns of increasing hunger in war-torn Yemen

2016-10-27 08:00

The World Food Programme is warning of a worsening food crisis in war-torn Yemen, saying the 19-month conflict has increased hunger and malnutrition.

Hunger: At least 80 000 Zim children 'at risk of dropping out of school'

2016-10-19 13:05

At least 80 000 school-going children in Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of losing out on education because of hunger "which has reached alarming levels".

'Hundreds' of medical evacuations needed from Aleppo: UN

2016-09-29 21:11

The UN has described a desperate situation in Syria's rebel-held eastern Aleppo, warning "hundreds" needed medical evacuation and that there is only enough food aid left for a quarter of the city's population.

After drought, southern Africa threatened by floods

2016-08-18 20:56

UN agencies have warned that southern African countries are at risk of another year of food shortages as the drought-hit region is expected to be hit by above-average rainfall likely to trigger floods.

Niger calls on donors to fund WFP

2016-07-30 11:00

Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has called on donors to fund the World Food Programme's activities in the country, which are threatened by lack of funding.

Mass looting of aid in war-torn South Sudan

2016-07-17 21:28

It was looting on an epic scale - a month's worth of food aid for over 220 000 South Sudanese, all stolen in just two days along with the giant warehouses that stored it.

Zambian villagers, animals have to drink from same dam

2016-07-12 13:20

The people of Kapanda village in Chief Chipepo of Kapiri Mposhi district in Zambia have requested that relief food be urgently delivered to the area to avert hunger, a report says.

Malawi hunts for 1m tons of maize imports

2016-05-26 11:25

Drought-hit Malawi is currently hunting for one million tonnes of maize imports from its neighbours and Europe, an official has said.

Millions face hunger in drought

2016-05-12 21:00

About 32 million people in southern Africa face hunger after a crippling drought worsened by the El Nino weather phenomenon devastated crops across the region.

Funding crunch threatens S Sudan refugee aid

2016-04-25 20:06

UN agencies have warned that an acute funding shortfall is hampering their work in assisting thousands of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to neighbouring Sudan.

 

Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woes

2016-10-20 14:38

A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country.

Storm-hit Haiti gets first major food aid

2016-10-12 21:38

The first major handout of food aid has taken place along Haiti's storm-wrecked southwest coast - but supplies were still far short of what was needed by the thousands of starving people.

Ending hunger is well within our reach, says Kofi Annan

2016-09-06 16:45

Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan has said that ending world hunger is "well within our reach" giving four ways in which the scourge can be ended in Africa.

Aid dropped by crane reaches 75 000 Syrians on Jordan border

2016-08-04 17:07

Aid agencies say they have delivered a month's worth of food and supplies to more than 75 000 Syrians stuck on Jordan's sealed border, using cranes to lift bags from the Jordanian side over an earthen barrier along the frontier.

Severe drought threatens southern Africa

2016-07-26 10:57

Southern Africa's worst drought in decades is affecting millions of people needing millions in aid.

Malawi President Mutharika launches food insecurity response plan

2016-07-14 12:15

Malawi President Peter Mutharika says his government has set aside $50 million to alleviate an impending hunger epidemic that will be felt by many people this year until the next farming season, according to a report.

UN airlifts food to cut off families in northeast Syria

2016-07-10 15:43

The UN has begun airlifting humanitarian aid to families cut off from supplies in northeastern Syria, the World Food Programme says.

WFP e-food voucher a life-saver

2016-05-21 07:14

A debit card supplied by the World Food Programme has turned out to be a life-saver for Syrian refugee Huda al-Ali, giving her freedom to choose how she feeds her children and also benefiting the Turkish community where she is living.

UN warns of 'bleak' outlook for drought-hit Zimbabwe

2016-05-09 21:44

Zimbabwe faces a growing food supply crisis, with a $290 million shortfall in funding desperately required to feed up to 4.5 million people in need by next year.

Up to 400 000 in Sudan may need food aid

2016-04-04 07:43

Around 400 000 people in Sudan could need food aid because of poor rains caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon.

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