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Dire need for food aid in Ethiopia

More than eight million people need food aid in Ethiopia, a five percent rise from last year, due to a surge in violence that...

South Sudan violence blocking food aid

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Violence in South Sudan is blocking deliveries of food aid needed to stave off severe hunger in some areas, the World Food...

Thousands arrive to collect long-awaited food supplies in South Sudan

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At the muddy airstrip in Nyal, an opposition-held town in war-ravaged South Sudan, thousands of people came to collect the first food...

DR Congo food initiative failing

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In 2014, Democratic Republic of Congo officials trumpeted a sweeping initiative they said would solve food shortages in one of the world's...

Hunger and conflict push northern Burkina Faso into crisis

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Food shortages and a jihadist uprising in northern Burkina Faso risk plunging the region into a humanitarian crisis if urgent action is...

Food used as weapon of war in South Sudan

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir's government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in...

South Sudan refugees risk death for food

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Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan's civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when food ran out, he returned home...

Egyptian court suspends food inspection system

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An Egyptian court suspended a food inspection system intended to reform trade in agricultural commodities, lawyers on the case said, sowing uncertainty...

Food aid fight in Somalia leaves five dead

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Five people were killed in crossfire between two groups of government soldiers when fighting broke out during distribution of relief food in...

UN emergency food aid in Nigeria cut

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has had to scale back plans for emergency feeding of 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit...

$30 billion farm boost aimed to help Africa “feed itself”

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African farmers are set to benefit from tens of billions of dollars pledged by African leaders, development banks, the private sector and...

Unrest in Ethiopia delaying aid to malnourished children – UN

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Political violence in Ethiopia has delayed the distribution of aid to four million people hit by drought and floods, including malnourished children,...

Displaced in north-east Nigeria demand more food

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Hundreds of people displaced by a Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria's north-east staged a protest in the region's main city on Thursday...

Food rations cut as South Sudan refugee influx to Uganda overwhelms...

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The United Nations plans to halve food rations for 200,000 refugees in Uganda, following an "overwhelming" influx of South Sudanese fleeing attacks,...

WFP condemns Mogadishu ration card scam

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The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned a recently uncovered scam aimed at defrauding displaced people in Mogadishu and urges residents...

CAR faces food crisis

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A recent rapid food security assessment conducted by the UN and NGOs the political and military issues in the Central African Republic...

Food inflation entrenched in southern Africa

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Food inflation is becoming entrenched in southern Africa and there is little policy makers can do in the face of global markets,...

Niger: UN agency boosts aid as a million people face urgent...

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The United Nations food aid agency announced plans to scale up its operations inside the poor West African country of Niger, where...

Sudan rebels say Khartoum using food as a weapon

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Rebels from South Kordofan, Sudan's main oil-producing state, accused Khartoum yesterday of using food as a weapon against the Nuba community and...

SA govt worried about food prices

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Food prices on international markets are rising again, three years after the food and global economic meltdown, says Minister of Agriculture, Forestry...

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