Food assistance

News in Brief 20 September 2019

  • Migrant shooting in Libya, ‘irrefutable’ proof it’s not safe, say agencies
  • Refugee safety a priority amid rising xenophobic attacks in South Africa
  • In Yemen, record 12.4 million food-insecure people receive food assistance
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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Stark childbirth survival figures, Security Council split on Syria, nature-based climate initiatives

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: One pregnant woman or child dies every 11 seconds; No ceasefire agreement for Syria’s Idlib; Latest Taliban attack in Afghanistan; Dozens of countries rely on food assistance; Nature’s role in climate-change mitigation.

News in Brief 19 September 2019

  • Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds
  • ‘Disproportionate and indiscriminate Taliban attack’
  • Dozens of countries need food assistance
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Zimbabwe faces myriad humanitarian challenges as a result of climate and economic shocks

With Zimbabwe experiencing its worst-ever hunger crisis, the United Nations and its relief partners have revised their humanitarian appeal to scale up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, and economic stagnation. The UN Resident Coordinator for Zimbabwe, Mr. Bishow Parajuli, was recently in New York and sat with UN News’s Assumpta Massoi and gave her a snapshot of the current humanitarian situation in the country.

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News in Brief 26 August 2019

  • UN chief calls for more concrete action in response to the ‘climate emergency’
  • UN food relief agency calls for additional funding in Central African Republic 
  • Young migrant’s death should prompt Athens to move other youngsters to safety: UNHCR
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DR Congo: efforts to control Ebola epidemic continue, UN food relief agency doubles assistance to affected people

With Ebola accelerating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it plans to scale up and double food assistance to people affected by the disease.

News in Brief 03 May 2018

  • On international day, UN chief upholds ‘invaluable’ role of a free press
  • UN chief ‘optimistic’ over peace efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula
  • CAR authorities urged to investigate recent deadly violence
  • UN agencies appeal for global support to save lives in the Sahel
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News in Brief 02 October 2017 (AM)

Rations for refugees in northern Kenya cut by 30 per cent: WFP

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East Africa braces for worsening El Niño conditions

The number of people who do not have enough to eat in East Africa could rise by more than 80 per cent in the coming months due to weather variations brought on by the climatic event known as El Niño.

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