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The heads of three UN agencies issue a joint call for urgent action to allow aid to reach people facing starvation in famine-hit areas of South Sudan.
Posted: February 20, 2017, 11:00 pm
War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine.
Posted: February 19, 2017, 11:00 pm
FAO is assisting Bolivia in its effort to access financial support for improved water management programs in those areas of the Andean nation that have been hardest hit by prolonged drought.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 11:00 pm
Drought throughout East Africa has curbed harvests and pushed food prices to unusually high levels, posing special risks for pastoralists. Prices are at record levels in swathes of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, according to the latest Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Bulletin.
Posted: February 14, 2017, 8:00 am

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

A failed 2016 rainy season linked to the climate phenomenon La Niña, combined with exceptionally warm sea surface temperatures in the western Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans, have led to extreme drought in the Horn of Africa and a more intense drought than that of 2010 in Somalia. These extreme weather conditions, combined with factors including high food prices, trade disruption, population displacement and insecurity, are likely to have a very severe impact on the food security of millions of people in the coming months. This expected food crisis could be exacerbated by a forecast poor rainfall season in 2017.
Author: WFP
Posted: February 21, 2017, 12:34 pm
ROME - The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some 2 million refugees in 10 countries across Africa.
Author: WFP
Posted: February 20, 2017, 11:01 am
UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance
Author: WFP
Posted: February 20, 2017, 9:09 am
MOGADISHU – As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe.
Author: WFP
Posted: February 17, 2017, 10:38 am