The world's major international finance and food organisations have joined forces to call for urgent coordinated action on food security in light of the war in Ukraine, warning soaring food prices could fuel social tensions and push millions into poverty.
The United Nations is convening an aid conference in Geneva on Monday (13 September) in an effort to raise more than $600 million for Afghanistan, warning of a humanitarian crisis there following the Taliban takeover.
The COVID-19 pandemic could lead to 'biblical famines' and almost double the number of people suffering acute hunger, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday (21 April) as it released a new report on food crises around the world.
Food insecurity is on the rise globally and is unlikely to subside soon. Arif Husain, the chief economist of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), says hunger and migration "are no longer somebody else’s problem, we have to work collectively.”
Conflict resolution should be followed by recovery-type investments, development-type investments and investments in the future, Arif Husain, chief economist of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), told EURACTIV on Tuesday (10 October).
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.
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), made an appeal today (23 February) for more funds to fight hunger in crisis areas, but also for more flexibility on how to use the funding.
In the shadow of the Crimean crisis, the civil war in Syria risks being forgotten. As the number of those in desperate need continues to grow, financial aid from abroad is diminishing and the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) has sounded the alarm, EURACTIV Germany reports.
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.
European aid groups operating in North Korea might have to hand-carry cash into Pyongyang, or stop work altogether, if Washington convinces the European Union to sanction the reclusive country's main foreign exchange bank, aid workers said.