UN scaling up food aid for West Africans struggling amid rising prices

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced it is expanding operations in West Africa to feed an additional 1.4 million people who are struggling due to high food prices in Guinea, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

UN agency steps up efforts to help Haitians cope with food crisis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it is stepping up efforts to assist Haiti, where the rise in food prices has compounded the suffering of millions and led to deadly riots earlier this year.