food insecurity

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.

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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.

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Climate change map will help fight global hunger

An online research tool which examines how climate change may increase hunger vulnerability across the globe has been launched by the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Nigerian city under pressure as displacement soars due to Boko Haram

The north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri has more than doubled in size due to displacement caused by the extremist Boko Haram group.

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Campaign tackles child malnutrition in South Sudan state

A quarter of a million children in South Sudan’s Warrap state are being screened for malnutrition through a campaign by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN children’s fund, UNICEF.

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UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in Southern Madagascar

Leading food agencies of the United Nations warned that 46 per cent of the population from eight regions of Madagascar, comprising of 1.9 million people are food insecure, including 450,000 people who face chronic food insecurity.

Indigenous can play critical role in the fight against hunger

Indigenous peoples can play a critical role in the fight against hunger, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN and partners report ‘extremely alarming’ food insecurity figures in Afghanistan

The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to a joint report released today by the United Nations and partner agencies.

Agricultural sector “decimated” in Syria

The ongoing conflict in Syria has pushed more than half the population into hunger and poverty, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Changing face of food insecurity in Europe and Central Asia

The Europe and Central Asia region is a front-runner in the race to end hunger, but it still struggles with malnutrition.

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