World Food Programme

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Feb 12th, 2014
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By Pambazuka News   By FikreJesus Amahazion   Nestled in the turbulent Horn of Africa (HOA) region, Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent modern nation-state and second most populous. [1]   The second poorest country in the world according to the United Nations Development Programme ...
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In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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(IRIN) – Hunger in Mali has reached crisis levels in the northern Kidal Region and has reached critical levels in Gao and Timbuktu regions, according to food security agencies and the government’s early warning body. One in five households in Gao and Timbuktu are facing severe food shortages, w...
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Mar 15th, 2013
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle Addis Ababa — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is preparing to relocate thousands of South Sudanese refugees stranded at Ethiopian border villages. UNHCR’s spokesperson in Ethiopia, Kisut Gebreegziabher, told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that th...
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Jul 28th, 2012
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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...
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May 31st, 2012
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Toby Leon Moorsom KINGSTON, CANADA – Over the past year, Africa has seen the decomposition of states from coast to coast. A belt of war, coups and large-scale spontaneous demonstrations has emerged across the Sahel, from Guinea-Bissau to Somalia. The situation represents a significant global se...
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In Mali
May 8th, 2012
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Niamey – The crisis in Mali could become a threat to global security if the international community does not help the coup- and rebellion-hit country, the head of the UN refugee agency said on Monday. “We are very worried by what is happening in Mali and its impact on the region,” t...
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In East Africa
May 7th, 2012
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They arrive here in small groups – mothers with belongings balanced on weary heads, often carrying a baby too, with a few children dragging tired heels as they struggle to keep up. The families’ water buckets are usually empty after days – sometimes weeks – trekking through th...
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Apr 11th, 2012
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By Jacob K. Lupai South Sudan is made up of ten States which grew out of the previous three southern provinces of Upper Nile, Equatoria and Bahr el Ghazal. As history shows the people of South Sudan have had a long bloody struggle for independence. Indeed with tremendous fanfare South Sudan attained ...
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In East Africa
Mar 26th, 2012
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Pirate attacks are a little less frequent than last year, but the European Union has no intention of easing the pressure on Somali outlaws who prowl the Horn of Africa coast and the Indian Ocean. On Friday, the EU agreed to expand its mission against Somali pirates to include attacks on land targets....
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Feb 13th, 2012
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Translated from Le Monde Rich soil, a tropical climate, and an abundance of water: the region of Gambela in the west of the country is fertile. Foreign investors are renting thousands of hectares of it to develop intensive agriculture without regard for the environment and the population. A few kilom...