ARTICLES RELATING TO WFP

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.

World losing battle to contain Ebola: MSF

2014-09-02 18:01

International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres says the world was 'losing the battle' to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.

UN aid convoy arrives in Gaza from Egypt

2014-08-27 17:52

A UN humanitarian aid convoy crossed into Gaza from Egypt for the first time since a blockade was introduced on the territory in 2007.

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

2014-08-22 09:13

Government officials have handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water to residents of a slum in Liberia’s capital where thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

UN to feed up to one million hit by Ebola

2014-08-16 07:34

The UN is set to step up food aid to reach up to a million people affected by the Ebola outbreak wreaking havoc in west Africa, the World Food Programme says.

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.

 

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.

Obama to ask for $88m for Ebola effort

2014-09-15 17:34

President Obama plans to ask Congress to approve his request for $88m to fund a major Ebola offensive in West Africa that would include greater military involvement.

$70m food aid needed for Ebola quarantine areas

2014-08-30 19:06

The World Food Programme says it needs to raise $70m to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa.

Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight

2014-08-22 21:34

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal has blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola.

Ebola has killed 1 200 people so far

2014-08-19 12:36

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2 240, including 1 229 deaths, the WHO says, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.

S Korea offers $13.3m in aid for North Korea

2014-08-11 12:36

South Korea says it would provide $13.3m in funding for UN humanitarian projects in North Korea, its second indirect aid package for the North in a month.

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.

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