food insecurity

More than half of Iraqis at risk of food insecurity

Further conflict in Iraq or a rise in food prices risks pushing more than half of the country’s families into food insecurity, the UN said on Monday.

Audio -

People in need of food in north-east Nigeria doubles to 4.5m

The number of people in need of urgent food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has doubled to 4.5 million according to the UN World Food Programme or

Audio -

Latest drought will “hugely increase” hunger across Southern Africa

Southern Africa’s latest drought will “hugely increase” the amount of food-insecurity suffered by millions across the region.

Audio -

El Niño means 60 million people worldwide face food insecurity

The impact of the El Niño weather phenomenon is continuing to drive up food insecurity, and the arrival of La Niña in a few months’ time will likely make it worse.

Audio -
5'

Putting people at the centre of humanitarian operations

How can the world’s neediest people be best served?

That's what humanitarians and diplomats have been discussing at a meeting at the UN in New York, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Audio -

South Sudan facing “unprecedented” food shortage

More than one-third of the population in South Sudan, or 4.8 million people, will face severe food shortages over the coming months.

Audio -

Satellite information helps to fight hunger in Zimbabwe

Information from satellite imagery is helping to assess the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon in Zimbabwe and in the process fight hunger in the southern African country.

Audio -

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, FGM and Burundi journalists

Efforts underway to provide isolated South Sudanese with food

Audio -
10'

South Sudan facing “unprecedented levels of food insecurity”

South Sudan is facing “unprecedented levels of food insecurity,” UN agencies in the country are warning.

Around 2.8 million people are in urgent need of food assistance.

The situation is particularly dire because the rise in hunger is happening during the post-harvest period.

Audio -

Conflict in CAR leaves 2.5 million people facing hunger

Nearly half of all people in the Central African Republic (CAR) are at risk of going hungry.

Audio -