As southern Africa faces hungry holiday season, UN agencies call for urgent aid

As more than 9 million southern Africans face hunger over the holiday season while much of the rest of the world feasts, United Nations agencies today pleaded for immediate donor aid to continue feeding the hungriest.

UN officials call for more action as southern African crisis enters 'acute phase'

With an unprecedented crisis "triple threat" stalking southern Africa – HIV/AIDS, food insecurity and a massively depleted skilled labour force – senior United Nations relief officials today called for the world to refocus its attention on the chronic problems and humanitarian needs of millions of desperate people in the region.

UN envoy's tour refocuses attention on drought, HIV/AIDS in southern Africa

The United Nations special envoy for southern Africa arrived in Zambia today, his first stop in an 11-day, four-nation tour to refocus attention on the severe problems of the region intensified by drought and HIV/AIDS.