UN agency appeals for $78 million to feed 2 million in southern Africa next year

The United Nations emergency feeding agency today launched a $78 million appeal to provide aid early next year to almost 2 million people in three southern African countries facing food shortages caused by poor harvests.

HIV and hunger spell 'death spiral' for southern Africa - UN relief official

A "death spiral" of HIV and food insecurity is depleting public services and debilitating southern Africa, a United Nations relief official said today.

UN humanitarian envoy begins weeklong visit to southern Africa in Malawi

The United Nations Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa is in Malawi today for the first leg of a weeklong mission to review achievements in the region over the last three years and take stock of its future aid requirements.

Funds needed to avert disaster for millions of Southern African children - UN

Millions of children across Southern Africa are at risk because of a lack of international funds and support, eight United Nations agencies warned today as they launched a mid-term review of their financial appeal for the region.