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12 September 2014

U.N. Warns of a Food Shortage 3 Years After Somalia’s Famine

More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with the situation, the United Nations warned Saturday, and other Somali cities are also facing a similar crisis.

The New York Times
12 September 2014

U.N. Warns of a Food Shortage 3 Years After Somalia’s Famine

More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with the situation, the United Nations warned Saturday, and other Somali cities are also facing a similar crisis.

The New York Times
12 September 2014

Somalia food crisis: 50,000 children 'at death's door'

Humanitarian agencies demand urgent action as conflict and drought conditions theaten to leave nearly 3 million hungry.

The Guardian
12 September 2014

UN warns of ‘grave humanitarian crisis’ in Somalia as more than 850,000 face starvation

he UN’s director of humanitarian operations has told the world we “need to keep our attention on Somalia”, after new figures showed that more than 850,000 people in the country are in desperate need of food.

The Independent (UK)
Hunger in the news
1 September 2014

Four out of ten children suffer from chronic malnutrition in Colombia

[Article in Spanish] There are several Departments in Colombia with chronic malnutrition rates of around 35%, in other words 4 out of 10 children are being affected. In indigenous communities the situation is more dramatic, where 7 out of 10 children suffers from chronic malnutrition. 
 

Bluradio
Focus on Women
18 July 2014

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Strengthening Food Security through Ancestral Knowledge

As Ecuador further modernizes, it may be able to find stable ground by drawing upon knowledge from its past. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.

Huffington Post blog
Nutrition
11 July 2014

Nicaragua highlight efforts on nutrition

The World Food Programme (WFP)  Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto, today highlighted the efforts of the Nicaraguan government in food. [News Article In Spanish]

prensa latina
Hunger in the news
7 May 2014

Gunfire Forces UN Agency To Suspend Food Delivery To Beseiged Palestinian Refugees In Syria

Gunfire stopped distribution of food in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp on Monday, a United Nations spokesperson confirmed, reiterating demands that the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees be allowed to safely and without interruption distribute substantial quantities of food and other humanitarian assistance inside Yarmouk. The spokesman, Chris Gunness, said the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) distributed food parcels to only 162 civilian families earlier on Monday. The gunfire injured at least one civilian bystander, and forced the UNRWA team to withdraw and return to its field office. "Today's incident highlights the ongoing risks faced by civilians and humanitarian personnel in Yarmouk and other contested areas," Gunness said in a statement following the shooting.

 

Shanghai Daily/ Xinhua
Hunger in the news
2 May 2014

Aleppo School Bombing Condemned By U.N.

At least 10 children are among 19 people killed in a Syrian regime air raid on a school in Aleppo, an attack described by the UN's humanitarian chief as a horrific violation of law. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-government monitoring group, Wednesday’s attack hit the Ein Jalout school in the east of the city.

Al Jazeera
Hunger in the news
2 May 2014

Diplomatic Efforts On Syria Have Failed, U.N. Chiefs Say

Two months after the United Nations Security Council ordered Syria’s warring parties to allow access for humanitarian aid to civilians, the heads of five United Nations agencies warned on Wednesday that diplomacy had failed and that the desperate plight of civilians in many parts of the country was getting worse. “The war escalates in many areas,” the leaders of five United Nations agencies that coordinate and deliver humanitarian relief said in a statement released in Geneva. “The humanitarian situation deteriorates day after day.”

New York Times

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