food insecurity

Prolonged economic crisis and drought demands urgent response for Zimbabwe’s ‘hardest hit’: UN relief chief

An urgent scale-up in humanitarian relief is required to provide “critical food and livelihood support” for hard-hit people across Zimbabwe, the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Thursday, speaking during the middle of a fact-finding mission to the southern African country.

News in Brief 26 February 2019

  • $2.6 billion pledged to help millions of wartorn Yemenis
  • Ebola response risks slowing amid massive funding shortages
  • UN’s emergency aid chief travels to Zimbabwe, Malawi amid rising food insecurity
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Without scaled-up humanitarian assistance ‘more and more people’ at risk in South Sudan

“Alarming” food insecurity threatens nearly seven million people in South Sudan, according to a new report by three United Nations agencies appealing for greater assistance and better access to humanitarian relief.

News in Brief 22 February 2019

  • UN human rights office appeal to Egypt amid death row executions
  • Some 260,000 South Sudanese face food insecurity “catastrophe”, UN agencies warn
  • $4.2 billion urgently needed to save Yemen’s families from ‘horrific’ plight
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News in Brief 15 January 2019

  • International Criminal Court acquits Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d’Ivoire allegations
  • Aid reaches war-hit Hudaydah communities for first time in months – WFP
  • ‘Life and death’ conditions in Syria’s desert camp, warns WFP
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News in Brief 3 January 2019

  • China gives $7 million to support food aid in South Sudan
  • Uganda's Ebola preparedness 'will go a long way:' WHO Chief
  • Agreement to curb greenhouse gases enters into force
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News in Brief 21 December 2018

  • Dozens of migrants dead and missing, adds to mounting toll off Spanish coast
  • Drought threatens millions in northeast Syria along with continued fighting
  • South Sudan Mission ‘strongly condemns’ assault and detention of ceasefire monitors
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News in Brief 20 December 2018

  • WFP reaches a record 5 million people in DRC
  • Unimaginable horrors’ facing migrants and refugees in Libya
  • New Migration Pact Highlights Key Role of Business in Protecting Migrants, say UN experts
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World Food Programme urges US to reconsider Palestine funding cuts: civilian impact ‘horrendous’

Food insecurity has become a major issue in Gaza and the West Bank, not because food is hard to find, but because hard-pressed families cannot afford to buy it, according to Stephen Kearney, the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Representative and WFP Country Director in Palestine.  Mr. Kearney spoke with UN News’s Arabic chief, Reem Abaza.

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News in Brief 04 December 2018

  • Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next year
  • Yemen’s warring parties ‘yearning’ for end to conflict: WFP chief
  • War used as ‘selling point’ by people smugglers to ship migrants to Yemen
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