ARTICLES RELATING TO WFP

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.

Mali refugees in Burkina face food crisis

2016-03-29 20:43

More than 30 000 Malian refugees who have fled conflict for neighbouring Burkina Faso face severe food shortages.

UN carries out first humanitarian airdrop in Syria

2016-02-24 19:02

The United Nations has carried out its first humanitarian airdrop in Syria to help civilians besieged by Islamic State jihadists, the UN aid chief says.

South Sudan teetering on brink of famine

2016-02-08 17:57

At least 40 000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations says.

Central African Republic facing hunger crisis

2016-01-20 21:35

The United Nations is warning of a hunger crisis in Central African Republic that is affecting half the country's population.

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.

 

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.

UN: Aid airdrop to besieged Syrian city failed

2016-02-25 18:17

The UN failed in its first attempt to parachute aid to Syrians trapped in Deir ez-Zor, as the entire 21 tons of food were lost or destroyed, a World Food Programme spokesperson says.

WFP delivers emergency aid to besieged Taiz

2016-02-15 22:00

The World Food Programme says it has delivered emergency food supplies for 18 000 people in Taiz, in central Yemen - only the second time this year it has managed to access the besieged city.

Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged too dangerous

2016-01-22 20:21

Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged communities have been called too dangerous as they risk being fired upon.

Ethiopia appeals for food aid

2015-10-14 21:27

Ethiopia's government has made an international appeal for food aid following poor harvests.

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.

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