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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.
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.
Almost three million people are predicted to face acute food shortages in Malawi in the coming months, with potentially devastating effects for vulnerable communities.
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.
United Nations-sponsored talks between the Syrian Government and opposition resumed today, 10 days after a first round ended with little progress.
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.
Caritas has urged the international community not to neglect millions of hungry people in North Korea.
A UN report says that food security in Zimbabwe has improved signficiantly, but that food assistance will still be vital for around 1.68 million people next year.
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