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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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Food-insecurity rising for Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR

Food-insecurity is rising for Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, many of whom are resorting to what have been described as “negative coping strategies” such as eating only one meal per day.

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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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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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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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