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Funding needed to save South Sudan from “the brink”

The humanitarian crisis faced by South Sudan’s people “is one of the greatest tragedies of our time”.

That’s according to Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaking in Geneva on Monday.

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New WFP chief hears stories of loss in Syria, Lebanon

The new Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) has been hearing for himself “heart-breaking stories” of loss and need in conflict-affected Syria.

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“Immediate and flexible resources” needed for Yemen: WFP

“Immediate and flexible resources” are need to help nearly 19 million people in Yemen, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Faced with rise in violence in South Sudan, aid alone "isn’t enough"

While humanitarian support has saved “countless” lives, ongoing fighting in South Sudan continues to make difficult the rollout of aid programmes, according to the Regional Director for Eastern and Central Africa at the World Food Programme (WFP)

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More than half of Iraqis at risk of food insecurity

Further conflict in Iraq or a rise in food prices risks pushing more than half of the country’s families into food insecurity, the UN said on Monday.

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Famine is “a collective failure”: WFP chief economist

The descent into famine represents “a collective failure” from which many child survivors will never recover.

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WFP concerned about humanitarian situation in western Mosul

Increased fighting in western Mosul in Iraq is making it difficult for people to leave their homes while the price of food rises as availability decreases.

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“Huge jump” in food insecurity across Yemen: FAO

There’s been a “huge jump” in food insecurity across Yemen, with three million more in need compared with seven months ago, said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday.

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UN and Africa: focus on Gambia, Uganda and Congolese refugees in Tanzania

Gambia transition “clear evidence” of “preventive” diplomacy in action

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