Jul 28th, 2012
HARARE – The number of people needing food aid in Zimbabwe will rise by 60 percent this year to 1.6 million, the World Food Programme said on Friday, citing an annual assessment carried out by the United Nations and the Zimbabwean government. A poor farming season this year is blamed on erratic...
Apr 15th, 2012
While southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden continues to suffer from the worst drought and famine in 60 years the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) has been turning over all its food aid for the region to the Ethiopian military which uses it to feed the paramilitary death squads conducting a counterinsurgency...
In South Sudan
Feb 8th, 2012
Millions of people in South Sudan will face hunger this year if urgent action is not taken, according to a joint report issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The FAO-WFP report, Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to Sout...
In East Africa
Jan 13th, 2012
Mogadishu – Gunmen on Thursday killed a local aid worker and his driver in central Somalia, an official, elders and non-governmental organisation workers said. “We got horrible information saying an aid worker and his driver were killed. They were working with a local NGO and their job wa...