New York, June 3 (Just Earth News)Two United Nations agencies have joined forces to distribute seeds and agricultural tools to 200,000 refugees and their host communities across South Sudan, helping them become more self-sufficient in a country facing a serious food crisis.
New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Some 30 years to the day after the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) first launched its International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, the agency is calling on countries to make sure that national regulatory frameworks governing the management of pesticides are kept up to date.
New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): Leading food agencies of the United Nations warned that 46 per cent of the population from eight regions of Madagascar, comprising of 1.9 million people are food insecure, including 450,000 people who face chronic food insecurity.
New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): United Nations agencies are mobilizing and stand ready to support Government-led relief operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, adding that his thoughts are with the people of the two countries after a powerful earthquake struck Badakshan province in Afghanistan.
New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are scaling up aid efforts after devastating floods widely damaged Sahrawi refugee camps in southwest Algeria, working to provide food and relief supplies, while urgently appealing for emergency funds to fill the 80 per cent gap in order to reach the most vulnerable.