food insecurity

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.

New WFP operation in Yemen seeks to feed millions on brink of famine

Emergency food operations are being scaled up in Yemen to assist up to nine million people in what the World Food Programme (WFP) describes as one of the world’s worst hunger crises.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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

Efforts underway to provide isolated South Sudanese with food

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