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UN slams Sudan protesters for attacks on Darfur premises

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Protesters attack properties of the World Food Program and aid agency World Vision

Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans outside Khartoum's army headquarters on June 3, 2019 after security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in. - General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, interim leader of Sudan where security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in in a deadly operation Monday, was largely unknown until seven weeks ago. A doctors' committee said at least 13 people were killed as gunfire echoed from the protest site outside army headquarters in central Khartoum. (Photo by Ebrahim Hamid / AFP)

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:14 AM

It will be the first time the South provides food aid to the North since 2010, when it sent 5,000 tons of rice across the border

People take part in an annual rice planting event in Nampho City in Chongsan-ri, near Nampho on May 12, 2019. The event takes place every May 12 to mark the occasion in 1971 when late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il planted rice in the area. KIM Won Jin / AFP

World Food Programme gains access to vital Yemen food aid

May 05, 2019 - 8:56 PM

The Red Sea mills hold 51,000 tons of grain which was enough to feed more than 3.7 million people for a month

UN plans food aid for up to 700,000 Rohingya

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:52 PM

'All the UN agencies together have now set a plan for a new influx of 700,000. We can cover if the new influx reaches 700,000,' says the World Food Program's deputy chief in Bangladesh, Dipayan Bhattacharyya

FOOD AID. A Rohingya refugee holds an umbrella during rain in Bangladesh's Balukhali refugee camp on September 17, 2017. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

Two Malaysian WFP staff leave North Korea after exit ban – UN

Mar 09, 2017 - 4:30 PM

In a statement Najib says on Facebook: Two of our citizens under the UN World Food program were allowed to leave Pyongyang Stella Lim and Nyanaprakash Muniandy have both safely arrived in Beijing

UN food agency hopes for continued US funding

Jan 27, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Foreign Policy magazine reports on Thursday January 26 it had seen an executive order from President Donald Trump s administration that proposed cuts of 40 in voluntary US funding for UN agencies

FUNDING SUPPORT PROGRAMS. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP), speaks during an interview with AFP on the humanitarian situation in Middle East and North Africa, on July 12, 2016. Photo by Khalil Mazraawi/ AFP

First UN food aid in two years reaches over 30,000 Iraqis

Sep 06, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Qayyarah had been inaccessible for over two years the UN World Food Program WFP says in a statement

US aid ship docks with food for Sudan war zones

May 05, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The shipment will meet food needs of at least one million internally displaced people and 200 000 South Sudanese for 3 months WFP Sudan chief Adnan Khan tells reporters

EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti

Apr 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The funding includes 12 2 million euros for food and drinking water to more than 400 000 Haitians

DROUGHT. A young girl carries water from a well to her house in a village called Pernier, 30 minute drive from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 17, 2016. According to the world food program 3.6 million Haitians face food insecurity after three consecutive years of drought. File photo by Bahare Khodabande/EPA

UN food agency says funding target met for Syrian refugees

Feb 29, 2016 - 11:41 PM

The UN food agency says an unprecedented response to its fundraising campaign meant it could fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrian refugees

WAITING. Migrants and refugees wait at Istanbul's Esenler Bus Terminal for buses to the Turkish-Greek border after authorities withheld tickets to Turkish border towns on September 16, 2015. Photo by Yasin Akgul / AFP

40,000 starving to death as S.Sudan teeters on famine: UN

Feb 08, 2016 - 10:37 PM

At least 40 000 people are starving to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine the United Nations say in a plea to rival forces to let aid in

AFTERMATH. Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. In January Martha fled with her husband and five children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP

DSWD launches new system for packing relief goods during disasters

Oct 02, 2015 - 5:13 PM

The new system can produce 50 000 family food packs in a day which can feed 250 000 people in 2 3 days

Up to one million facing hunger in Ebola-hit countries: UN

Dec 17, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015

Liberian street artist Stephen Doe paints on September 8, 2014 a mural to inform people about the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia. Photo by Dominique Faget / AFP

TV5 to DSWD: Show proof footage manipulated

Apr 24, 2014 - 5:11 PM

DSWD responds: Scenes shown in report not shot in the same place

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Importance of tech response during disasters

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:52 PM

When power and communication lines are destroyed and the connection to the outside world is lost – as was the case with Typhoon Yolanda the need for technical response is vital

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS. WFP's Praveen Agrawal and Ericsson's Ellie Hanna, Rima Qureshi, and Brent Carbno discuss the importance of providing technical assistance during disasters.Photo by Sheila Rada

WFP school meals keep kids in school in Somalia

Nov 01, 2013 - 10:43 PM

WFP s school meals program helps raise enrollment rates in Somalia

INCENTIVES FOR EDUCATION. School meals and take home rations help fight hunger and keep children in school. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado

UN food body approves $200-M food aid to N. Korea

Jun 08, 2013 - 5:09 PM

The World Food Program targets the country s most vulnerable people who remain dependent on external assistance

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First UN food aid allowed into war-torn Sudan state

Apr 04, 2013 - 11:42 PM

This marks the first time that WFP distributed food assistance since the conflict broke out in September 2011

Elbert of Aragon after Typhoon Pablo

Mar 26, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Elbert Reyes of Aragon in Cateel Davao Oriental returns to his fields planting for a future after Typhoon Pablo

Elbert Reyes, 13 Mar 2013. Photo by Geloy Concepcion.

Solving the world’s 'greatest solvable' problem: Hunger

Jan 06, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Food policy experts note that interventions in ending world hunger will be effective only if pursued in collaboration with groups working to eradicate it

NATO approves Patriot missiles for Turkey

Dec 05, 2012 - 8:12 AM

NATO on Tuesday December 4 approved member state Turkey s request for Patriot missiles to defend its border against Syria following a series of blunt warnings to Damascus not to use chemical weapons

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers from the 28 NATO member-countries meet on December 4, 2012 at NATO headquarters in Brussels to discuss Syria and Turkey's request for Patriot missiles to be deployed protectively on the Turkish-Syrian border. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS