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Conflict and COVID-19 drive hunger to record levels in Congo

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A record 27.3 million people in Democratic Republic of Congo, or about one-third of its population, are suffering from acute hunger, largely because of...

Italy’s envoy to Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

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Italy’s ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Monday along with his bodyguard and a World Food Programme driver when their convoy...

Violence create food crisis in northern Mozambique- WFP

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Militant attacks that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province have created a humanitarian...

“Food is the best vaccine against chaos”; UN food agency WFP...

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The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger around the world and...

Mozambique violence leaves 300 000 plus reliant on assistance

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An already precarious humanitarian situation added to increasing conflict has forced over 300 000 people from homes and villages in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, according...

Aid workers pulled out of volatile South Sudan region

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Nearly 40 aid workers have been evacuated from a northern area of South Sudan due to deteriorating security, the UN food agency...

Food aid to avert famine threat in Boko Haram-hit north-east Nigeria

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More than 400 000 people in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria will receive food aid to avert the threat of famine as the...

US supports WFP operations in Sudan

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the arrival of a US vessel carrying a food contribution valued at about...

Hunger soars in CAR with more than two million facing food...

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Half the population in Central African Republic (CAR) are going hungry every day, double the number a year ago, UN officials said...

Kenya holds truck carrying food aid for Somalia

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Kenyan authorities are holding three trucks carrying food aid on behalf of World Food Programme (WFP) at the border with Somalia because...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...