Category - WFP

  • June 30, 2016

    United Nations agencies have warned that the level of food insecurity in South Sudan is at the highest since the start of the conflict two and a half years ago.

  • June 10, 2016

    The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria said yesterday (9 June 2015) that the time is not yet right for a resumption of the intra-Syrian talks, but that the intention is to begin an official third round “as soon as possible.

  • June 2, 2016

    Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the UN food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result of the fragile socio-economic context in the country.

  • April 11, 2016

    In a boost to international humanitarian efforts in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme yesterday has delivered aid by air for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern city of Deir Ezzor, an area controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh).

  • February 10, 2016

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced yesterday (9 February) that it has started distributing urgently needed food to people displaced by the recent surge in violence in Aleppo.

  • December 24, 2015

    Some 70 per cent of the over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the United Nations reported yesterday.

  • October 1, 2015

    Almost three million people are predicted to face acute food shortages in Malawi in the coming months, with potentially devastating effects for vulnerable communities.

  • August 10, 2015

    A severe funding shortfall in Iraq is pushing the United Nations World Food Programme to cut the amount of aid it delivers to nearly one million displaced people.

  • February 10, 2014

    United Nations-sponsored talks between the Syrian Government and opposition resumed today, 10 days after a first round ended with little progress.

  • September 9, 2013

    Erratic rains and unusual mid-season droughts over the past year have triggered critical levels of crop failure in Zimbabwe, according to the World Food Programme.