Hunger in the news

3 January 2009

The UN emergency food programme has begun distributing bread to families caught up in an "appalling" humanitarian situation in Gaza, the agency said Friday. "The current situation in Gaza is appalling, and many basic food items are no longer available on the market," the World Food Programme's representative in the occupied Palestinian territory, Christine van Nieuwenhuyse, said in a statement.

3 January 2009

According to Christine VanNieuwenhuyse, WFP representative for oPt, the situation in Gaza is disastrous and many basic foods are no longer available.

2 January 2009

After six days of Israeli bombardment, aid agencies say that Gazans are facing a humanitarian crisis with air strikes causing severe problems in getting food, medicine and fuel supplies to the besieged civilian population.