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10.01.00 – FOOD AND NUTRITION

SOUTH SUDAN / FAMINE

The heads of UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action. Two UN agencies directors visited camps for displaced in town of Malakal, where they met severely malnourished children and their mothers.  WFP /UNICEF

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA /MALNUTRITION

The rural areas of Somalia were the epicenter of the famine in 2011.  Now due to poor rains and lack of access because of security issues – the number of children suffering malnutrition is growing. There are 200,000 acutely malnourished children in Somalia including 50,000 who are severely malnourished and require immediate treatment.  UNICEF

5 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / COUSIN

WFP executive director Ertharin Cousin wrapped up a two-day visit toIraq where she stopped at the Kalak transit camp and met with displaced people waiting for shelter in 45 degrees Celsius scorching heat. WFP

25 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FOOD SECURITY

Nearly 100,000 people have fled to Mingkaman South Sudan, making it one of the largest displacement camps in the country. The United Nations has warned that four million people could be on the brink of starvation by the end of the year. UNHCR  

6 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOMALIA

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos told the Security Council  that optimism over Somalia's political and security improvements "have not translated into an improvement of the humanitarian situation" and have "not led to a substantial improvement in the daily lives of the people of Somalia."  UNIFEED – UNTV

4 Jun 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FOOD PRICES

International prices of food increased by 4 percent in recent months and the World Bank Group is concerned that food riots could lead to political instability in some regions. WORLD BANK

29 May 2014 | Read More »

CHAD / FOOD EMERGENCY

The World Food Programme has declared an emergency in Chad and Cameroon, where majority of over 220 000 refugees from Central African Republic is living in makeshift camps. WFP

27 May 2014 | Read More »

CAMEROON / CAR MALNOURISHED CHILDREN

In town of Gbiti at the Cameroon’s border with Central African Republic (CAR) some 20,000 Central-Africans are recovering from months of walking and hiding in the bush while fleeing the conflict in their home country. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), almost half of children – refugees from CAR that arrive in [...]

22 May 2014 | Read More »

NORTH KOREA / COUSIN

The executive director of World Food Program (WFP), Ertharin Cousin visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK ) to assess the humanitarian needs and food security situation in the country, as well as challenges facing WFP's work. WFP

22 May 2014 | Read More »

WFP/ JOSE MOURINHO ZERO HUNGER

Chelsea Football Club manager Jose Mourinho was officially appointed as a UN ambassador against hunger for the World Food Programme.  Mourinho will use his status to raise awareness about WFP's life-saving work and champion the Zero Hunger Challenge which aims to eliminate hunger in our lifetime. WFP

19 May 2014 | Read More »

 

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