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10.01.00 – FOOD AND NUTRITION

FAO / FOOD INSECURITY REPORT

More than 800 million people in the world –or one in nine – suffer from hunger, according to a UN report. The study noted a global decrease by more than 100 million over the last decade and by more than 200 million since 1990-92. FAO

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RAPID RESPONSE MECHANISM

UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically. UNICEF

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA FOOD AID

As the number of confirmed cases in Liberia continues to grow, the World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food to holding centres for people suspected of having the disease. WFP

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FOOD INSECURITY

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that more than one million people in Somalia are facing acute food insecurity. According to the UN agency, the situation has worsened by delayed and erratic rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance.

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / DISPLACED LIVESTOCK

Around one million people from North Waziristan have been displaced after the Pakistan Army launched a full-scale military operation on 15 June to clear out militants based there. Livestock health is essential to protect the livelihoods of both the IDPs and their hosting communities; as many as 70 percent of the displaced families have carried [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / WFP AID CROSSING

For the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Wednesday, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days. WFP

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / FOOD AID

Food aid convoys from the World Food Programme have reached displaced Iraqis inKarbala, southwest ofBaghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June. WFP  

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MALNUTRITION

Every day, when Nyabel Wal, thinks of preparing food for her family of five, she has only one option, to harvest the wild grass, known locally as wool, that grows near her home. The plant grows virtually everywhere in South Sudan and it is believed to be the only weed holding the deteriorating lives of [...]

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL “ALEXIS”

Since December 2012, civil war in the Central African Republichas left thousands dead. The pediatric hospital in Bangui is the only one of its kind in the country and the number of children being treated for  acute malnutrition has tripled in the last year. Alexis is just one of 2.3 million children affected by the conflict. UNICEF

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / FOOD AID

On 11 August the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) launched a special food distribution aiming to reach 730,000 conflict-affected people in Gaza.  WFP

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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