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The World Food Programme is feeding about 2.3 million people right now per day but funds are short.
Not enough funds to fight persisting hunger in Somalia: WFP

Wednesday 31 May 2017 21:50

The World Food Programme is urging for more funding to fight the deepening hunger and nutrition crisis in Somalia where more than half the 12 million population.

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U.N. food agency launches $250 million Zimbabwe plan to end hunger

Monday 3 April 2017 17:13

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday pledged $253 million to fund a five-year plan to end hunger in Zimbabwe.

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Kenya hosts 434 000 refugees from 21 countries, mainly from war-torn neighbouring South Sudan and Somalia, in two overcrowded camps on its northern borders.
Fears for refugees health in Kenya as food aid rations halved

Tuesday 6 December 2016 15:14

Food rations to more than 400 000 refugees in Kenya have been halved due to severe funding shortages.

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School meals are often the only nutritious meal a child receives a day.
Halting school meals in Mali could lead to health problems: UN

Tuesday 27 September 2016 16:05

Taking away school meals from 180 000 pupils going back to class in Mali may deprive even more children of an education, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

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WFP has delivered food to 170 000 people in northeastern Nigeria.
Economic downturn, Islamist attacks cause hunger to spread in Nigeria

Saturday 20 August 2016 08:08

Nigeria's economic slowdown,compounded by Boko Haram attacks, could mean 5.5 million people needing food aid doubles the current number United Nations warned on Friday.

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Zimbabwe has been forced to import grain as a result of widespread crop failure.
WFP raises alarm over food security in Zimbabwe

Monday 9 May 2016 19:44

The World Food Programme has raised the alarm over food security in Zimbabwe over the coming year.

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Drought may affect 49 million in Southern Africa - WFP

Monday 15 February 2016 17:12

As many as 49 million people in Southern Africa could be affected by a drought that has been worsened by the most severe and longest El Nino weather pattern in 35 years.

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The drought has been worsened by an exceptionally strong El Nino weather pattern, a warming of ocean surface temperatures.
U.N. food agency says 14 million face hunger in Southern Africa

Monday 18 January 2016 16:26

About 14 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought that has been exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern

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Number of Ethiopians needing food aid surges to 4.5 million

Monday 24 August 2015 15:51

The number of Ethiopians who will need food aid by the end of this year has surged by more than 1.5 million from earlier estimates due to failed rains

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SA has donated R180 million to the WFP school feeding programme in Lesotho to buy maize, beans and other nutritional products.
WFP feeding scheme fuels school enrolment in Lesotho

Thursday 15 January 2015 17:43

The Lesotho Education Ministry says the World Food Programme (WFP)'s school feeding scheme that South Africa has been funding has increased primary school enrolment in that country.

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Food aid reaches new areas as Syria conflict enters 4th year: WFP

Thursday 13 March 2014 19:05

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it has succeeded in reaching many areas of Syria that have been inaccessible for months.

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Fighting and restrictions still hinder aid deliveries in parts of 12 of Syria's 14 provinces.
Northeast Syria faces food crisis

Tuesday 11 March 2014 06:55

Three northeastern provinces of Syria face an "alarming" food crisis, although access to relieve the impact of civil war has improved somewhat elsewhere, a UN aid agency said on Monday.

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Thursday is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
‘Global warming plays key role in food security’

Thursday 17 October 2013 14:32

United Nation (UN)'s World Food Programme (WFP) Southern African Spokesperson, David Orr says global warming plays a big role in food security.

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Africa remains the region with the highest prevalence of undernourishment, with more than one in five people estimated to be undernourished.
UN report raises alarm over hunger

Tuesday 1 October 2013 11:18

One in eight people around the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday.

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Security Council to approve UN peacekeepers in Mali

Tuesday 23 April 2013 05:35

The draft resolution proposing a UN peacekeeping force for Mali is expected to be approved by the Security Council this week.

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