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UN Food and Agriculture Organization wars acute hunger set to soar across the globe

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday that acute hunger is set to soar globally, on the back of “massive underfunding” in agriculture support programmes during times of crisis.

Global agrifood systems are the climate solution, new FAO report highlights

Agrifood systems and the communities that support and depend on them are on the front lines of loss and damage linked to climate change, a new report released on Friday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed.

Afghanistan: WFP forced to cut food aid for 2 million more

Food assistance to two million people in Afghanistan will have to be cut later this month, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

World entering a ‘humanitarian doom loop’, warns UN food aid official

New York: Russia has not offered any free grain to the UN food relief agency so far, and its policy of buying supplies from Ukraine has been based on its competitive price and quality, a senior WFP official said on Friday.

UN-brokered grain and fertilizer deals ‘indispensable’ to global food security

New York: The food and fertilizer export deals brokered by the UN last year with Ukraine and Russia have played an “indispensable role” in supporting global food security and must continue, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday.

UN humanitarians complete first food distribution in Khartoum as hunger, threats to children, intensify

New York: For the first time since fighting broke out in Sudan on 15 April, humanitarians have been able to reach desperate families trapped in the conflict’s epicentre, Khartoum, with food assistance, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Continued urgent action needed to prevent food and nutrition crisis from worsening

New York: As millions worldwide continue to go hungry, leaders of five international humanitarian, banking and trade organizations on Wednesday appealed for further urgent action to prevent the global food and nutrition crisis from worsening.

Global food crisis putting millions of young lives at risk

New York: Five UN agencies on Thursday called for urgent action to protect millions of malnourished children in the 15 countries hardest hit by the unprecedented food and nutrition crisis.

Ukraine: FAO and EU in $15.5 million bid to avert food crisis threat

New York: In Ukraine, the country’s farmers and smallholders urgently need more support to avoid a food crisis, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday, as it announced a $15.5 million initiative to help them.

Peru’s food crisis grows amid soaring prices and poverty: FAO

New York: Peru has become the most food-insecure country in South America, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

Global food crisis: Let’s move from ‘despair to hope and action’, urges Guterres

New York: In the face of the growing hunger crisis, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization stressed on Friday, ahead of World Food Day, the need to “harness the power of solidarity and collective action” to build a sustainable world with enough to eat for everyone.

Join forces to prevent ‘food availability crisis’ urges FAO chief

New York: As the war in Ukraine stokes a crisis for countries who are struggling just to access the food their populations want and need, the international community needs to ensure that doesn’t spill over into a “food availability crisis”, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday.

Cost of living crisis hits poorest the hardest, warns UNCTAD

New York: Billions of people are facing the greatest cost of living crisis in a generation due to rising food and energy prices amid rapid inflation and increasing debt, leaving the most vulnerable consumers in a dire situation, said the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD on Tuesday.

UN and partners meet to address ‘critical’ state of global food crisis

New York: Scaling up climate resilience across food systems is among the actions needed to counter rising hunger and malnutrition, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid said on Monday, at a special meeting to address the global food crisis.

Act now to end food, energy and finance crisis, Guterres urges world leaders

New York: Ripple effects from the war in Ukraine have generated a severe cost-of-living crisis which no country or community can escape, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday at a press conference to launch the latest report on the conflict’s impacts on food security, energy, and financing.