Africa

Fresh donations boost UN food aid to southern Africa

Fresh, end-of-year contributions totalling more than $25.2 million have boosted emergency operations in southern Africa out of a weeks-long funding slump, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

UN food agency launches campaign to combat hunger in Africa

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched the Africa Hunger Alert campaign aimed at drawing attention to the unprecedented hunger crisis on the continent.

African leaders to meet in Nigeria at UN food summit

African leaders are set to meet in Nigeria later this week to address the future of regional food security programmes at a summit organized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Africa: UN agencies launch appeal for millions facing food shortages

With millions of people in Africa facing food shortages in the coming months, United Nations aid agencies today appealed for an infusion of donations to help avert a hunger crisis.