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A record 45 million people need urgent food aid in southern Africa – U.N.

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:54 PM

'This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,' World Food Programme regional director Lola Castro says

FOOD AID. Schoolchildren from Ankileisoke Primary School eat lunch, offered by the World Food Programme's Under-nutrition Prevention Programme, in the Amboasary-South district of southern Madagascar, on December 14, 2018. File photo by Rijasolo/AFP

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:14 AM

It will be the first time the South provides food aid to the North since 2010, when it sent 5,000 tons of rice across the border

People take part in an annual rice planting event in Nampho City in Chongsan-ri, near Nampho on May 12, 2019. The event takes place every May 12 to mark the occasion in 1971 when late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il planted rice in the area. KIM Won Jin / AFP

U.N. reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2B

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'I have just received a piece of good news. Finally, it was possible for us to reach the Red Sea Mills,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

YEMEN AID. A general view shows the Red Sea Flour Mills on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as Yemeni pro-government forces continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 14, 2018. Photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP

3 volunteers arrested in Italy for giving food to migrants

Mar 24, 2017 - 12:42 AM

Police in Ventimiglia say the 3 had been arrested late Monday for distributing food to the migrants an offense which could lead to a fine of up 206 euros 222 There is also a rarely used 3 month jail sentence available

First UN food aid in two years reaches over 30,000 Iraqis

Sep 06, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Qayyarah had been inaccessible for over two years the UN World Food Program WFP says in a statement

UN delivers food to starving displaced by Boko Haram

Jul 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

It is the first aid delivery to the thousands of internally displaced in the northeast region in the last 4 months following deadly Boko Haram raids

Food aid enters Syria's besieged Daraya for first time since 2012 – Red Crescent

Jun 10, 2016 - 9:45 AM

An estimated 8 000 people live in Daraya one of the first towns in Syria to erupt in anti government demonstrations in 2012 and one of the first under a strict regime siege the same year

AID FOR SYRIA. In this file photo, Syrians unload a Syrian Arab Red Crescent truck bringing aid to Douma, Outskirts of Damascus, Syria, May 26, 2016. File photo by Mohammed Badra/EPA

'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises

May 11, 2016 - 1:48 PM

So called social or solidarity fridges where people leave food for those who need it appear to provide food aid with dignity to those who can t afford to purchase food

FOOD AID. Red Solidaria (Solidarity Network) volunteer Felicitas Solano (R), cooks a lentil stew to feed poor and homeless people at Plaza de Mayo square, in front of the Casa Rosada government palace in Buenos Aires on April 29, 2016. Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP

US aid ship docks with food for Sudan war zones

May 05, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The shipment will meet food needs of at least one million internally displaced people and 200 000 South Sudanese for 3 months WFP Sudan chief Adnan Khan tells reporters

Nutribun: Remember me?

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Do you remember eating Nutribun as a child? The Manila government is reviving the school feeding program with a few changes in place

UN to feed up to one million people hit by Ebola

Aug 15, 2014 - 10:40 PM

The restrictions on movement in the most affected areas threatens food security WFP spokeswoman Fabienne Pompey says

Endless torment for woman widowed by Haiyan

Mar 13, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Despite the loss of her husband Jennifer Purga concentrates on day to day struggles

HUSBAND AND WIFE. Jennifer Purga checks on her husband and pumps air into his lungs in a Tacloban hospital, after a leg amputation led to an infection. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

ICRC to distribute water, medical aid in Eastern Samar

Nov 30, 2013 - 7:51 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross will focus on delivering drinking water and medical aid to thousands of affected people in Samar

WAITING FOR WATER. Filipino children line up for water at the French emergency firemen camp in the super typhoon-devastated city of Guiuan, Samar island, Philippines. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Nearly 50,000 victims in Tacloban receive food aid

Nov 14, 2013 - 11:03 PM

WFP sends food aid to almost 50 000 typhoon victims in Tacloban City Tons of high energy biscuits and rice are also on their way to feed the hungry

INCOMING RELIEF. Aid workers and relief supplies are being poured into eastern provinces hit by Typhoon Haiyan, which aid agencies and officials estimated has left thousands dead and staggering destruction in its wake. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Food aid, development and text messsaging

Oct 31, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Online stories show how mobile phones are playing an important role in addressing hunger and food security around the world

TEXT FOR FOOD. Mobile phones are helping the hungry gain access to food.

UN food body approves $200-M food aid to N. Korea

Jun 08, 2013 - 5:09 PM

The World Food Program targets the country s most vulnerable people who remain dependent on external assistance

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First UN food aid allowed into war-torn Sudan state

Apr 04, 2013 - 11:42 PM

This marks the first time that WFP distributed food assistance since the conflict broke out in September 2011

N Korea vows retaliation over rocket

Apr 18, 2012 - 3:20 PM

North Korea warns of retaliation after the US scrapped food aid raising fears of a new nuclear test