Hunger in the news

10 February 2012

Last year, around 13 million people in the Horn of Africa needed food aid. Now aid agencies warn failed harvests in the Sahel, the band of desert and scrub that runs south of the Sahara, mean 12 million more people require assistance. (..) The world has more than enough food to feed itself. Redistributing it to those who lack their share is the job of large and well-funded international aid agencies, particularly the World Food Program.

6 April 2011

The U.S. Food for Peace program has made a 6.5 million dollar donation to fight hunger in the Central African Republic (CAR). The donation will purchase 4,0000 metric tons of supplies to be distributed by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

7 September 2010

Torrential rains and flash floods that swept through cities and villages in Central Africa in late August have intensified a food crisis in the region, leaving upwards of 10 million people suffering from severe food shortages, the United Nations and relief organizations warned last week. (..) In early August, a shortfall of international aid forced the United Nations World Food Program to suspend food aid to families with children over the age of 2 in Niger.

25 August 2010

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that it may have to cut its feeding programme in the Central African Republic (CAR), where tens of thousands risk becoming malnourished unless new funding is secured.

25 August 2010

The United Nations World Food Program says tens of thousands of people in Central African Republic face malnutrition if the WFP cannot secure urgent funding. In Central African Republic, the United Nations World Food Program says it needs an additional $15 million in funding over the next eight months to continue feeding 600,000 people there.

24 November 2009

Two French aid workers employed by Triangle Operation Humanitaire were kidnapped in northeastern Central African Republic by unidentified gunmen. (..) The group has also worked with the United Nations World Food Programme, distributing food aid to hundreds of displaced villagers after the series of inter-communal clashes in June.

2 November 2009

After driving them out of Uganda and chasing them across the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ugandan government troops are now fighting the rebel Lord's Resistance Army in the CAR.(..)They do not know next when they will be able to go back to their farms," said Sitta Kai-Kai who directs U.N. WFP operations in the Central African Republic.

27 August 2009

Ugandan troops are fighting alongside soldiers from the Central African Republic against the rebel Lord's Resistance Army, which has crossed into the Central African Republic from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Instability sparked by ethnic violence in northeast Central African Republic has been made worse by the presence of Lord's Resistance Army rebels in the southeast.

5 February 2009

Some 10,000 people from the Central African Republic (CAR) - mostly women and children - are stranded in a remote area of southern Chad, having fled renewed fighting in northern CAR, local authorities have told the UN. [...] The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is sending 82.5 metric tons of food – enough to cover 10,000 people for 15 days, according to Gon Myers of WFP in Chad.