WFP delivers aid to more than one million people in NE Nigeria

More than one million people in conflict-affected areas of northeast Nigeria have received food aid or cash since the beginning of the month, the World Food Programme (WFP) reports.

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Food production in Syria at record low as 9 million go hungry

Food production in war-torn Syria has hit a record low and has left nine million people wondering where their next meal will come from, the United Nations has said.

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Children and parents together “too sick to move” in Yemeni hospital

Malnourishment is becoming so severe in war-torn Yemen that children and parents are laying side-by-side in hospital beds, “too sick to move”.

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Five million suffer from hunger in drought-hit Somalia

More than five million people in Somalia do not have enough to eat and over a million require life-saving aid, the head of the UN food agency in the country has said.

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Families in Yemen struggling to feed their children: WFP

Severely malnourished children in some parts of Yemen are surviving on bread alone most days of the week.

That’s what mothers told a team from the World Food Programme (WFP) which concluded a visit to the country on Tuesday.

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Widening the “safety net” and “digital food” in cities

Cities of the future will have an expanded “social safety net,” including more “digital food” for the needy, according to the deputy chief of the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Fears of potential humanitarian catastrophe in Mosul

A massive aid operation is under way to help civilians who are expected to flee conflict in the Iraqi city of Mosul, amid warnings by the UN that ISIL extremists there may be using chemical weapons.

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Emergency mobilization underway in Haiti as hurricane hits

An emergency response to support people affected by the landfall of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti is underway, the UN’s food agency has confirmed.

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South Sudan refugees in Uganda receive emergency aid

An emergency aid operation is being implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda to assist refugees from South Sudan.

Over 80,000 people fled to Uganda in July, to escape renewed conflict in Africa’s newest nation.

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UN and Africa: focus on oil prices, Burundi and South Sudan refugees in Uganda

Very significant shock” of lower oil prices in Africa

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