ARTICLES RELATING TO WFP

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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