In starving South Sudan, peace is no guarantee of a meal

2020-03-09 18:22

The villagers hear the distant roar of jet engines before a cargo plane makes a deafening pass over Mogok, dropping sacks of grain from its hold to the marooned dust bowl below.

SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis - WWF report

2019-02-19 20:52

South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says environmental organisation World Wide Fund for Nature.

Money low to feed 500 000 in deadly Congo region, UN says

2017-12-06 21:29

The World Food Program says 500 000 hungry people are now on half-rations in Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled Kasai region because money is running low for the world's largest displacement crisis.

UN calls for aid to feed 320 000 refugees in Tanzania

2017-08-27 17:55

The United Nations World Food Program says it has reduced food rations for 320,000 refugees in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls

WFP expands food aid deliveries in Syria's Raqa

2017-07-12 21:20

The UN's World Food Programme says it has resumed aid deliveries in parts of Syria's Raqa province for the first time in three years using a newly-opened land route.

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

2017-02-20 17:29

South Sudan's government has said that more than three years of war have led to famine in parts of the nation, a tragedy aid agencies criticised as "man-made".

Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woes

2016-10-20 14:38

A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country.

Storm-hit Haiti gets first major food aid

2016-10-12 21:38

The first major handout of food aid has taken place along Haiti's storm-wrecked southwest coast - but supplies were still far short of what was needed by the thousands of starving people.

Ending hunger is well within our reach, says Kofi Annan

2016-09-06 16:45

Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan has said that ending world hunger is "well within our reach" giving four ways in which the scourge can be ended in Africa.

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.


Plea for aid to help millions of Zimbabweans buy food

2019-12-05 21:01

The United Nations has called for some $200m in extra funding to help four million Zimbabweans unable to buy food due to drought and triple-digit inflation.

Mobile phones help transform disaster relief

2018-03-03 11:00

Mobile phones are helping transform how relief agencies respond to humanitarian crises by enabling them to pin point where aid is needed most after hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters.

UN plans food aid for up to 700 000 Rohingya

2017-09-27 11:50

The UN has drawn up a contingency plan to feed up to 700 000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after about 480 000 fled to Bangladesh over the past month and arrivals continue.

Child killed in South Sudan when plane strikes house

2017-08-23 21:05

A 5-year-old girl has been killed in South Sudan when a World Food Program-contracted aircraft struck a house while attempting to land in bad weather in the capital, Juba.

WFP says 3 contract workers killed in South Sudan

2017-04-14 17:26

The World Food Programme has condemned the deaths of three contract workers in fighting that has engulfed Wau, South Sudan's second-largest city.

WFP warns of increasing hunger in war-torn Yemen

2016-10-27 08:00

The World Food Programme is warning of a worsening food crisis in war-torn Yemen, saying the 19-month conflict has increased hunger and malnutrition.

Hunger: At least 80 000 Zim children 'at risk of dropping out of school'

2016-10-19 13:05

At least 80 000 school-going children in Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of losing out on education because of hunger "which has reached alarming levels".

'Hundreds' of medical evacuations needed from Aleppo: UN

2016-09-29 21:11

The UN has described a desperate situation in Syria's rebel-held eastern Aleppo, warning "hundreds" needed medical evacuation and that there is only enough food aid left for a quarter of the city's population.

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.

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