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South Sudan leader pledges military involvement to boost food security

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Friday pledged to involve the military to revamp the agriculture sector and eradicate food and nutrition crisis in...
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WFP to launch humanitarian flights to Tanzania over COVID-19 response

The World Food Program (WFP) on Thursday announced the launch of humanitarian flights to Tanzania to provide logistics support for the global COVID-19 response. ...

Japan avails US$15 million for food assistance to Zimbabwe

Japan on Wednesday availed 15.3 million U.S. dollars to assist vulnerable people severely affected by drought and floods in Zimbabwe. The southern...
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WFP appeals for more funds to relief drought-hit Zimbabweans

The World Food Program (WFP) on Friday appealed for more funds to feed the growing number of people who require food aid in Zimbabwe...
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Italy gives WFP US$600k for humanitarian assistance in Zambia

The Italian government has given the World Food Program (WFP) about 600,000 U.S. dollars aimed at providing food assistance to people affected by hunger...
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UN Agencies Pledge to Fighting Africa’s Food Insecurity Issues

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and three Rome-based UN agencies have reiterated their commitment to strengthening collaboration in fighting food insecurity...
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UN food agency to assist 700,000 people in drought-hit Mozambique

The World Food Program (WFP) plans to assist 700,000 people via its food aid programs in central and southern Mozambique, the agency announced Tuesday...
Heads of the African Union (AU) members and guests pose for a group photo during the 26th AU summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

AU supports WFP with US$200k for refugees in Lake Chad

Ghana Ambassador to AU Albert Yankey said at the donating ceremony that the money will strengthen the WFP program in the fight against malnutrition,...
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UN, EU to aid 200 smallholder farmers in Republic of Congo

Funded by the European Union (EU) to the tune of 1.5 million euros, the project will contribute to revival of agricultural production and will...

UN says at least 40,000 Sudanese could be face danger

"South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people -- nearly 25 percent of the country's population -- remain in...

Zambia leader appeals to WFP for food assistance

In a courtesy call with WFP executive director Ertharin Cousin on Friday, Lungu said the southern African region was hard-hit by the current inconsistent...

Food aid distributed to DR Congo families hosting Burundian refugees

The World Food Program (WFP) has distributed food aid to over 13,000 families hosting Burundian refugees in South Kivu province, east of the Democratic...
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WFP, FAO to honour Djibouti’s efforts to achieve MDGs

The World Food Program (WFP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will honour Djibouti for its efforts to achieve the Millenium Development...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

WFP appeals for $10 million food aid for Zimbabwe

The World Food Program (WFP) said Thursday it requires 10.7 million U.S. dollars for the coming eight months to help vulnerable people in Zimbabwe...