Displaced, hungry after South Sudan's peace deal

2015-10-04 16:29

Precarious peace agreement has failed to end fighting in South Sudan with fears of famine and disease outbreaks.

Boko Haram attacks creating major hunger crisis in Lake Chad area-WFP

2015-09-11 22:33

New Boko Haram attacks have created a major hunger crisis in Africa's Lake Chad region with malnutrition reaching "catastrophic" levels in some areas, the World Food Programme says.

Haiti drought cuts harvests, lifts prices

2015-08-27 08:38

A severe drought in Haiti has led to acute water shortages, shrivelled harvests and raised food prices, weakening the fragile food supply.

Ethiopia: Need for food aid surges

2015-08-24 18:25

The number of Ethiopians who will need food aid by the end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million from earlier estimates.

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.


CAR leader rushes home, pleads for calm

2015-09-29 19:00

The Central African Republic's president has appealed for calm as she rushes home after the United Nations reported 36 people dead and almost 30 000 displaced in three days.

Ethiopians hungry after poor rains

2015-08-28 07:20

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply this year to 4.5 million due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon.

Hunger hits Zimbabwe

2015-08-25 20:39

More than 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dramatic fall in maize production.

UN airlifts DRC refugees out of C Africa

2015-08-03 20:30

The UN has begun repatriating more than 600 people who had fled to the now violence-torn Central African Republic from the Democratic Republic of Congo six years ago.

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.

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