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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...

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...

WFP convoy comes under fire in CAR

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The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has condemned a recent series of armed attacks perpetrated by rebel...

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...

Aid groups worried about renewed South Sudan fighting

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Fighting in South Sudan's oil-producing Upper Nile State in the past two days has killed at least 38 and the toll could...

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...

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...

Sudanese rebels detain six Bulgarians

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

Anti-piracy Operation Atalanta extended to December 2016

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The European Union (EU) counter-piracy Operation Atalanta off the Somali coast has been extended by two more years to December 12, 2016. The...

Serbian team protects WFP vessel

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The past four weeks has seen an EU Naval Force (EUNavFor) autonomous vessel protection detachment (AVPD) from Serbia embarked aboard the World...

UN agencies help over 500 00 South Sudanese with lifesaving aid

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Two United Nations agencies have reached more than half a million people, including 100 000 children under the age of five, in...

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