ARTICLES RELATING TO WFP

Manna from heaven for South Sudan hell

2015-07-28 21:23

The sacks of grain falling from the sky are the first food aid the people of Dablual have seen in months since fighting cut the South Sudanese village off in April.

Zim farmers fear winter of hunger after poor tobacco crop

2015-07-22 14:26

Thousands of small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe fear they will be going hungry this winter after abandoning traditional staples like maize, sorghum and groundnuts for tobacco, a cash crop known locally as "green gold".

Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees

2015-07-03 12:48

The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin says.

Cameroon food stocks dwindle

2015-05-30 16:39

The World Food Programme says food shortages threaten about 200 000 people in Cameroon after cross-border raids by Boko Haram forced them to flee.

Malawi pays high price for child hunger

2015-05-13 19:55

Child malnutrition costs Malawi about $600m a year, with more than half of children aged between 18 and 23 months are suffering from stunted growth.

UN: South Sudan attacks on aid workers worsening crisis

2015-04-22 17:20

Attacks against aid workers in South Sudan are worsening hunger in the war-torn state, the World Food Programme says, as it expressed “grave concern” for four missing staff members.

UN worried - 125 000 Nigerian refugees in Niger

2015-02-10 22:44

The UN food agency has voiced concern for the 125 000 Nigerian refugees who have fled to southeast Niger, where Boko Haram militants have launched attacks in recent days.

Bikes for Ebola

2014-11-22 08:26

Germany has sent 400 motorcycles to the areas of west Africa worst hit by the Ebola epidemic to speed up testing for the virus.

UN greets first food convoy from Sudan

2014-11-11 11:04

The UN is welcoming the arrival of the first food convoy from Sudan to northern South Sudan as a step forward in relations between the feuding neighbours.

Gunmen seize UN worker in South Sudan

2014-10-17 14:48

Gunmen have seized a United Nations worker in war-torn South Sudan, the World Food Programme says in a plea for his release.

 

Boko Haram resurgence deepens humanitarian crisis in Niger

2015-07-22 21:03

A wave of attacks by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and the islands of Lake Chad has forced tens of thousands across the border to Niger's arid southeastern region of Diffa.

DRC looks to insect farming in fight against hunger

2015-07-15 20:00

Experts hope that the love of edible insects in the DRC may hold the key to tackling widespread hunger among its roughly 65 million people by scaling up the consumption habit.

Refugee food rations cut in Kenyan camps

2015-06-11 16:02

The WFP plans to cut food rations for half a million mainly Somali and South Sudanese refugees living in camps in northern Kenya because of a shortfall in donor funding.

Desperate hunger, but no famine, in South Sudan

2015-05-28 07:52

Millions of people are going hungry in South Sudan 17-months after civil war began, with conditions predicted to deteriorate.

SA maize crop down a third - food shortage fears

2015-05-11 19:34

Southern Africa faces possible food shortages over the next few months due to a severe drought in the maize belt of South Africa, where a lack of rain has caused crop failure.

Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients

2015-02-21 17:40

The World Food Programme warns it will soon need to cut assistance to thousands of people living with HIV/Aids in Burkina Faso because of a funding shortage.

Sudan rebels detain Bulgarian aid chopper crew

2015-01-28 21:10

Six Bulgarians working with the UN's World Food Programme have been detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in South Kordofan.

UN halves food aid to Kenya

2014-11-14 16:04

Food rations vital for half a million refugees in Kenya will be slashed in half due to an aid shortfall, the United Nations says in an appeal to donors.

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis - expert

2014-10-31 14:21

With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are being criticised for offering only marginal support as the continent faces Ebola, once again depending on the international community to save them.

Cele asks SA to donate food

2014-10-03 13:26

Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele has called on South Africans to donate food to the 12 million South Africans who go to bed hungry each day.

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