food insecurity

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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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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News in Brief 28 September 2018

  • Ebola response back on track, despite UN alarm over uptick in DR Congo violence
  • South Sudan alert as record numbers face 'catastrophic' food insecurity
  • Deadly repercussions of lack of NGO boats in Mediterranean – IOM, UNHCR
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News in Brief 20 September 2018

  • UN Secretary-General welcomes outcome of third inter-Korea summit
  • Zero tolerance for sexual harassment at the UN
  • Climate change and conflict causing high food insecurity levels
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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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News in Brief 21 March 2018

  • No justification for deadly Afghanistan bombing: UNAMA chief
  • UN agriculture agency (FAO) appeals for $236 million to support drought-affected cattle farmers in Somalia
  • FAO urges investment in urban forests
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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.

7.7 million people in DRC face “acute hunger” UN warns

Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger; a 30 per cent increase over the last year, two UN agencies warned this week.

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Worsening food insecurity forcing more people to migrate, finds new UN report

Highlighting the complex link between food insecurity and migration – where increase in one forces the other to rise and then spirals back to push the former even higher – the United Nations food relief agency has urged greater investments in food security and livelihoods at places of origin to prevent displacement and reduce forced onward migration.