world food programme

UN gears up emergency food aid for hurricane-struck region of Bahamas, as death toll rises

With initial assessments indicating that some 76,000 people in the parts of the Bahamas worst-affected by Hurricane Dorian need urgent support, the World Food Programme (WFP) is arranging for eight tons of ready-to-eat meals to be provided – part of a $5.4 million overall funding package.

News in Brief 02 October 2017 (AM)

Rations for refugees in northern Kenya cut by 30 per cent: WFP

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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief laments lack of progress in Yemen

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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (AM)

Security Council expresses solidarity with Spain following Barcelona attack

The UN Security Council has condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona which killed 13 people and wounded more than 100 others.

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News in Brief 17 August 2017 (AM)

UNICEF responding to Sierra Leone landslide tragedy

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News in Brief 16 August 2017 (PM)

UN mission concludes Colombia arms removal process

The process of extracting arms and scrap ammunition from rebel camps in Colombia has been completed, the UN mission in the country has reported.

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News in Brief 10 August 2017 (PM)

5.6 million more going hungry in Ethiopia so far this year

The number of people going hungry in Ethiopia has risen by 5.6 million so far this year due to poor rainfall, exacerbating severe drought conditions, the UN said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 09 August 2017 (AM)

WFP welcomes US$1 million contribution to support Western Sahara refugees

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News in Brief 26 June 2017

UN chief calls for collective action against drug abuse

Countries are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to honour their commitments to address drug abuse and trafficking.

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News in Brief 20 June 2017 (PM)

At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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