World Food Programme
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11 Oct 2020
United Nations agency the World Food Programme has won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced in Oslo. The organization combats hunger and famine around the world.
11 May 2020
The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) is warning of potential famines of "biblical proportions" as the Covid-19 pandemic affects countries in an already dire situation. In an interview with FRANCE 24, the United Nation's WFP Executive Director David Beasley said he was especially worried about a breakdown in the supply chain that allows his agency to provide food to dozens of millions of people around the globe.
5 Feb 2020
Severe hunger persists in South Sudan and the World Food Programme says it is expected to worsen if assistance is not scaled up. The WFP has three planes operating airdrops in the country to supply aid to people that are difficult to access, like those who have sought refuge from conflict in the swampy land of the Sudd.
8 Aug 2018
The UN World Food Programme and other aid organizations are trying to help some 20 million people caught in the crossfire between a Saudi-led military alliance and Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Meanwhile, the population is on the brink of famine.
20 Mar 2018
Despite security challenges ravaging the north eastern states of Nigeria, the World Food Programme says new data shows that the situation for extremely vulnerable families, has improved further in the past six months due to sustained humanitarian assistance.
10 Apr 2017
The prolonged humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria has had a devastating impact on food security in the region. According to the World Food Programme (WFP) up to 4.7 million people face food insecurity in parts of the region.
16 Jan 2017
The World Food Programme says close to a million people are facing starvation in southern Madagascar, as an ongoing drought causes harvests to fail, leaving whole villages dependent on food aid.