World Food Programme
South Sudan: UN's World Food Programme airdrops supplies in bid to "stop famine in its tracks"
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.
Offensive against Yemen port city threatens lifeline
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.
World Food Programme warns of famine threat in northeast Nigeria
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.
Over 4.7mn north-eastern Nigerians face food insecurity
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.
Nothing to eat but cactus in Madagascar's hunger capital
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.