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Ravages of acute hunger will likely hit six in 10 in Zimbabwe: WFP

New York: The World Food Programme (WFP) is urgently seeking more international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday.

Food is best vaccine against chaos, insists UN World Food Programme head

New York/IBNS: Tens of millions more people are likely to go hungry this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday, as it announced plans for a massive boost to its global aid operation so it can reach them.

Without funds, ‘no choice’ but to suspend most aid flights, warns WFP

New York/IBNS: A critical warning was issued by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday, declaring that it may soon have “no choice” but to suspend “most” of its critical aid flights, because of a lack of funding.

Crop yields are up in Syria, but higher prices still cause major strain: new UN report

New York: A new UN report on Thursday shows that while improved security and rainfall across Syria's farming areas have boosted the country’s harvests, higher prices mean that many citizens are still struggling to feed their families.

Bangladesh: WFP increases response in Cox's Bazar

Dhaka, July 12 (UNI): Days of heavy monsoon rain and wind have pounded the refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh since July 4, leading to loss of life, displacing 5,600 people, and damaging thousands of homes, said the UN World Food Programme (UNWFP) on Friday.

Critical food programmes in North Korea can’t wait for ‘diplomatic progress’, UN food agency warns

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS): North Korea’s humanitarian situation remains dire, with widespread chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has warned, urging greater and sustained funding for its aid operations there.

Truck carrying WFP food hit in Yemen's Hodeidah Governatorate

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is gravely concerned about an incident on 29 August involving a truck under contract to WFP that came under shelling while delivering life-saving food assistance in the war-torn district of Al Tuhayta in Yemen’s southern Hodeidah governorate.

Preventive action could save billions of dollars in food assistance costs - UN agency

New York, May 15 (IBNS): As chronic hunger increases and food crises intensify worldwide, preventative action and extra investment could results in billions of dollars of savings each year, a new United Nations report has found.

Mothers, children, lacking basic nutrition in North Korea: UN food aid chief

New York, May 12 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations food relief agency said on Friday that many mothers and young children in North Korea are still relying on humanitarian assistance to meet their nutritional needs.

Drought and conflict leave millions more hungry in 2017 – UN-backed report

New York, Mar 23 (JEN): Driven largely by climate disasters and conflict, levels of acute hunger surged in 2017, leaving some 124 million people across 51 countries facing hunger crises –11 million more than the previous year, according to a new United Nations report.

UN food relief agency and partners deliver much-needed aid to Syria’s east Ghouta

New York, Mar 6 (JEN): A United Nations-Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) humanitarian convoy arrived in the besieged Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Monday bringing life-saving aid to thousands of desperate people, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has reported.

UN food relief agency working with Sri Lanka to end hunger and malnutrition

New York, Feb 15 (Just Earth News): Sri Lanka is making efforts to achieve zero hunger and zero under-nutrition, having launched a national review of food security and nutrition with the United Nations emergency food relief agency.