food insecurity

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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El Niño likely to contribute to worsening food situation for millions in Zimbabwe

Farmers in Zimbabwe have already struggled with erratic rainfall and a fragile economy this year, but now they look set to suffer the effects of an El Niño-related drought.  In a bid to help an estimated 3.9 million people who face severe food insecurity between now and April, the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are stepping up relief to those most in need. WFP’s Niels Balzer spoke with UN News's Daniel Johnson.

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Funding boost for Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders

A near $10 million aid boost has been given to the Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders, thanks to Sweden, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced.

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Acute hunger “intensifies” across the globe, say UN agencies

Around 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during the course of last year, according to the latest edition of the Global Report on Food Crises

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South Sudan: A year after averting famine, ‘food insecurity outlook has never been so dire,’ UN warns

One year after famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, three United Nations agencies warned on Monday that without sustained humanitarian assistance and access, more than seven million people in the crisis-torn country– almost two-thirds of the population – could become severely food insecure in the coming months.