Millions in southern Africa face hungry Xmas due to poor donor response - UN

With the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) facing a severe shortfall in funds, millions of people across southern Africa are again confronted by the grim prospect of not having enough to eat during the Christmas season and beyond unless donors respond immediately with generous cash contributions.

Lack of funds forces UN agency to halt food aid to 140,000 Azerbaijanis in need

Food distribution for 140,000 Azerbaijanis displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia a decade ago will come to a complete halt next month because of a $10 million shortfall in aid sought for the three-year operation by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Colour-coded UN hunger map uses Internet to spotlight global crisis points

In an effort to highlight major global hunger emergencies in real-time, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today unveiled a colour-coded Internet map guiding visitors to the agency’s worldwide fight against the scourge.

Italian Formula One star Trulli joins UN race to slash child hunger death toll

In an effort to slash the death toll from child hunger, the United Nations emergency-feeding agency has recruited Italian Formula One racing star Jarno Trulli in a public service announcement that shows the speed at which malnourished children are dying around the world and the minimal amount it costs to slow the rate down.