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EU NavFor milestone grain delivery to Horn of Africa

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The last week of September saw the European Union (EU) NavFor Operation Atalanta reach the three million tons of food delivered to Somalia mark...

Millions at risk in East Africa – UN agencies

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Millions of displaced families across East Africa will suffer hunger as food rations dwindle due to stretched humanitarian resources as the world grapples with...

WFP at full stretch in Cabo Delgado

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The World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting over 50 000 people affected by deadly violence in Palma, a town in Mozambique's troubled Cabo Delgado province,...

“Serious escalation of violence” in Cabo Delgado – UN agencies

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A UN agency is reporting targeted attacks against civilians in Cabo Delgado’s Palma, marking what is termed “a serious escalation of violence and volatility”...

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...

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...

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...

South Sudan releases UN aid worker

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South Sudan's government released a United Nations aid worker after detaining him for nearly a month, a top UN official said. Other aid...

World Food Programme porters killed in South Sudan

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Three men working as porters for the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) were killed in ethnic violence in South Sudan's Wau city...

Helicopter-borne aid reaches north-eastern Nigeria

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Flying in aid workers by helicopter to remote, hard-to-reach areas previously cut off from help by Boko Haram violence across north-east Nigeria...

Rare U.N. Eritrea aid shipment shows Asmara slowly opening up

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A consignment of aid shipped by the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) through Eritrea's main port this month was the first in...

Half Central African Republic’s people face hunger, WFP fed 400,000 in...

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Two and a half million people in the Central African Republic, half the population, have too little to eat because of conflict...

U.N. taps crowdfunding app to tackle refugee camp food shortages

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The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has responded to a funding crunch by developing a mobile app that lets people around...

Desert Wolf awarded UN surveillance trailer contract

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Local surveillance company Desert Wolf has received a contract from the United Nations for its Red Roman surveillance trailers, which will be...

EU Naval Force has protected 300 World Food Programme vessels

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The EU Naval Force achieved a major milestone this week by successfully completing its 300th close protection of a World Food Programme...

Three South Sudanese freed after UN aircraft lands in rebel area

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A South Sudanese civil servant and two humanitarian workers have been freed by rebels who detained them when their U.N. World Food...

Three South Sudanese held after U.N. aircraft lands in rebel area

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A South Sudanese civil servant and two other people travelling from a government-controlled area aboard a U.N. World Food Program helicopter were...

Sudan rebels free Bulgarian aid workers

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Six Bulgarian U.N. aid workers who were detained by rebels in Sudan's strife-torn South Kordofan region have been released, the Bulgarian foreign...

Sudan rebels to free Bulgarian aid workers this week

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Six Bulgarian aid workers detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in a war-torn part of Sudan are...

Sudanese rebels detain six Bulgarians

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Six Bulgarians working with the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) were detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing...

Aid worker abducted at gunpoint in South Sudan

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Eight armed men abducted an aid worker in South Sudan as he tried to board a plane to leave the conflict-hit Upper...

EU Naval Force has protected 880 000 tonnes of World Food...

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Thanks to European Union Naval Force protection, the World Food Programme has not had a single one of its ships attacked by...

South Sudan looters steal food to feed 220,000 for a month

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Looters in South Sudan have stolen more than 3,700 tonnes of food, enough to feed 220,000 people for a month, the World...

Hunger looms in South Sudan as fighting threatens to disrupt food...

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United Nations food agencies are ramping up relief efforts in South Sudan, warning that fighting threatens to increase hunger and unravel modest...

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...

Funding shortage forces UN agency to trim food rations for Congolese...

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A shortage of funds has forced the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to halve its food rations for tens of thousands...

Ethiopia expects 25 000 more Somali refugees in 2010

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Ethiopia said yesterday it expects another 25 000 refugees fleeing fighting in Somalia to cross its border by the end of the...

Chad must protect convoys in food crisis: WFP

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Chad must protect food convoys, aid workers and civilians if peacekeepers are withdrawn from the drought-hit country where up to 2.5 million...

UN council wants probe of Somalia aid diversion

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Members of the UN Security Council want an outside investigation of charges of widespread diversion of UN aid to radical Islamist rebels...

Somali tied to Islamists worked with two UN agencies

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A Somali businessman linked to Islamist rebels who likely received a ransom paid for kidnapped French aid workers was a contractor for...

Meal cutback in Ivory Coast may fuel unrest: WFP

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The amount of food given to 430 000 schoolchildren in Ivory Coast has been cut in half due to lack of funding,...

AU?wants Somalia declared no fly zone

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has asked the UN to impose a no-fly zone on Somalia and...

Rebel group orders UN food agency to leave Somalia

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Somalia's hardline Islamist rebel group al Shabaab has ordered the UN food agency to halt all operations and leave the failed horn...

UN rejects claims aid diverted to Somali rebels

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The UN's food agency rejected claims some of its staff had diverted aid to hardline Somali rebels and the country's UN humanitarian...

Over 120 000 DRC refugees flee to neighbouring countries

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The UN refugee agency is busy dealing with a flood of refugees leaving the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ethic fighting in the north...

Kibaki urges WFP to resume operations in Somalia

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According to Kenya State House governmental website, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has urged the World Food Programme (WFP) to reconsider its decision...

Seven UN peacekeepers killed worldwide in 2009

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Dozens of United Nations personnel made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty last year with at least seven peacekeeping troops...

WFP suspends operations in Somalia

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The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended its work in much of southern Somalia due to threats against its staff and...

UN experts get threats in inquiry into Somalia

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United Nations experts investigating whether Somali businessmen are funnelling aid money to terrorist groups have recently received death threats warning them to...

WTO urged to spin off fishing pact to protect seas

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Marine scientists warned the World Trade Organisation that the world's seas were in peril and called for a new WTO deal to...