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Agrifood 14-04-2022

International organisations warn soaring food prices could fuel social unrest, extreme poverty

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.
Global Europe 13-09-2021

UN seeks $600 million to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis

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.
Development Policy 22-04-2020

Pandemic threatens ‘biblical famines’, warns UN food programme

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.
EU-Africa 27-07-2018

Chad hosts CAR refugees despite poverty

Chad is a country struck by conflict and poverty, yet it has welcomed nearly 400,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, especially from the Central African Republic (CAR). EURACTIV.fr reports.
EU-Africa 30-03-2018

Hunger is no longer someone else’s problem, says WFP’s Husain

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.”
Development Policy 11-10-2017

WFP official: Humanitarian aid, development and peace have to come together

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).
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.

Mogherini: Refugees came because agencies on the ground were underfunded

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini made a major revelation today (23 September), just hours before the extraordinary EU summit on the refugee crisis.
Development Policy 23-02-2015

World Food Programme chief appeals for ‘more flexible’ aid

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.
Development Policy 18-03-2014

‘Forgotten’ Syria in urgent need of humanitarian aid

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.
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.
Global Europe 10-04-2013

Aid groups warn against EU sanctions on North Korean bank

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.