Insecurity threatens aid operations in Africa, UN food agency chief warns

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has made dramatic progress in reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad but these achievements risk being diminished by constantly shifting security conditions, the head of the agency said today in Rome after wrapping up a tour of those countries.

UN food agency head takes office, calls for renewed commitment to world’s hungry poor

The new chief of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) officially took up her duties today by calling for a renewed commitment to the almost one billion hungry men, women and children throughout the world and highlighting that every year 4 million more people become malnourished.