Donors pledged $404.6 million for the United Nations fund that enables the quick delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to those who need it most around the world, responding to an appeal by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the world body’s top relief official.
The Sudanese Government today signed an agreement with United Nations agencies operating in the country on a four-year aid plan covering peacebuilding, governance and the rule of law, employment, education and health care as well as other services.
Millions of people are on the brink of starvation in the Horn of Africa because of droughts and conflict, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today, as it called for urgent humanitarian assistance for the impoverished region.
Faced with severe shortages of food and funding, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week began slashing by half its food rations to refugees in Zambia so it can stretch existing provisions over the next two months.
Food distribution in natural or man-made emergencies should be combined with actions to improve self-reliance in food production, according to a new United Nations publication released today aimed at drawing up a long-term perspective to food insecurity and malnutrition during periods of crisis and recovery.
With snow reported in parts of Afghanistan, United Nations aid agencies and their partners are racing to provide food and other relief supplies to vulnerable people in desperate need of assistance, UN officials said today.