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Development Policy 20-09-2017

Why is world hunger on the rise?

Hunger is on the rise for the first time in a decade, warns a report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). EURACTIV France reports.

Health 17-08-2017

Conflict heightens food insecurity in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 7.7 million people are hungry, a +30% rise in one year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). EURACTIV France reports.

Development Policy 27-06-2017

WFP chief urges EU to step up funds for Africa famine

The UN food agency's director urged the European Union on Monday (26 June) to help raise the $1 billion needed over the next few months to save hundreds of thousands of children from starving to death in Yemen and three African countries.

Politics 15-06-2017

EU moves to address major crisis in North-Eastern Nigeria

The Commission announced on Thursday (15 June) a €143 million support package for recovery and reconstruction needs in Nigeria's Borno State, which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.

Development Policy 24-05-2017

Europe needs a strategy that will treat Africa as a ‘true partner’

If Europe does not eradicate the causes that drive so many migrants into the hands of traffickers, then very soon, it will be faced with uncontrolled migratory pressure, writes Gianni Pittella.

Climate change 20-04-2017

Climate change exacerbates threat of terrorism

From South America to the Middle East, the effects of climate change appear to exacerbate the problems of organised crime and terrorism. The UN and German think tank Adelphi have raised the alarm. EURACTIV France reports.

Africa 12-04-2017

Merkel’s ‘man in Africa’ downbeat on prospects for Africa-EU summit

Gunther Nooke, Angela Merkel’s representative to Africa, offered a gloomy prognosis of November's Africa-EU summit in Abidjan on Tuesday (11 April), saying trade between the continents was “almost irrelevant” and that the African Union required major “institutional reform".

Development Policy 03-04-2017

UN Food Organisation deputy chief: ‘Famine is back’

EXCLUSIVE / At the launch of the Global Report on Food Crises 2017, Daniel Gustafson, the Deputy Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, warned that 108 million people are in “food crisis” around the world.

Development Policy 17-03-2017

Extra €165m from EU for drought crisis in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia

The EU announced on Friday (17 March) a further €165m for drought-stricken parts of eastern Africa, during a visit by Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Neven Mimica to Addis Ababa, the continent's diplomatic capital.

Development Policy 16-03-2017

EU’s New Consensus on Development needs support

With national discourse becoming increasingly insular, few politicians are brave enough to make the case for multilateralism on the domestic stage. But the need for multilateral action and effective support of development and growth outside Europe has never been greater, argues Werner Hoyer.

Development Policy 21-02-2017

Stylianides condemns ‘man-made’ famine in South Sudan, promises €82m

The EU on Tuesday (21 February) condemned as “man-made” the newly-declared famine in South Sudan, whilst pledging an initial €82 in emergency aid to the country.

Development Policy 07-09-2016

No Emergency Trust Fund money goes to Ethiopian government, Commission stresses

No monies from the EU’s flagship Emergency Trust Fund (ETF) for Africa goes to the Ethiopian government or its agencies, the Commission stressed yesterday (6 September), as human rights groups say more than 400 people have been killed in clashes with the government.

Development Policy 28-06-2016

El Niño plunges southern Madagascar into famine

The El Niño phenomenon has compounded the woes of drought-stricken southern Madagascar, where 80% of the rural population is suffering from food insecurity. EURACTIV France reports.

Development Policy 13-04-2016

EU aid in the Horn of Africa

Europe's action in Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region provides a telling example of the challenges international donours face when trying to link emergency assistance with long-term development aid.

Development Policy 03-03-2016

Drought-hit Ethiopia reinvents itself as upmarket tourist destination

With the worst drought in 50 years, some 18 million people dependent on emergency food supplies, and aid agencies warning the money and the aid will run out in two months, it seems a strange time for Ethiopia to be marketing itself as an upmarket tourist destination.

Development Policy 24-06-2015

NGOs in emergency response mode amid global conflicts

Wars in Syria, South Sudan and in the Central African Republic are posing new challenges to development NGOs, causing Germany’s Welthungerhilfe and resort to unconventional measures. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Development Policy 26-04-2013

UN food official: Donor flexibility is vital to crisis response

The World Food Programme is UN’s front-line agency in disaster and conflict areas. Its new director in the Horn of Africa, Valerie Guarnieri, says the European Union’s recent crisis response in sub-Saharan Africa should set a new standard for financing humanitarian action.

Development Policy 26-04-2013

Swift move by EU helped ease nutrition crisis, UN official says

SPECIAL REPORT / Faced with a worsening drought and food crisis in Africa’s Sahel region last year, the United Nations got a sudden infusion of EU cash to provide nutritional help to 1.5 million pregnant women and children.

Agrifood 04-09-2012

Tackling the causes of high food prices

Coordinated international action can stop another food crisis like the one in 2007-2008, argue José Graziano da Silva, Kanayo F. Nwanze and Ertharin Cousin of the United Nations.

Global Europe 26-07-2011

Georgieva wants access to famine-stricken Somalia

On a visit to Kenya yesterday (25 July), Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva deplored the limited access of humanitarian workers to famine-stricken Somalia, which is creating a huge refugee problem in Kenya and Ethiopia.