World Food Programme

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Mohamed Mubarak As the UN warns of an impending famine in Somalia, it is important to look at the track record of aid organisations in responding to emergencies in the country. This will help explain what should be done to aid local communities in becoming better prepared. How we got here The work...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 27th, 2014
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– By Michael Medley Warnings of a looming famine begin early in the year, and intensify quickly. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes; many are urban-dwellers, displaced into already-impoverished rural areas and overcrowded relief centres. Relief agencies which for yea...
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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...
By IndepthAfrica
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 ...