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WFP hails G7 pledge of extra $4.5bn to fight hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed an announcement by G7 leaders meeting on Tuesday that they will give a further US$ 4.5 billion to shield the world’s most vulnerable people from hunger and malnutrition.

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Re-open Ukraine's southern ports - UN

The UN World Food Programme has called for the re-opening of Odesa and other ports in southern Ukraine so that grain exports from the war-ravaged country can reach the rest of the word, saving many more millions of people from acute hunger and starvation.

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Acute hunger worsening in northern Ethiopia says WFP

Almost 40 percent of people in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray province are severely hungry while a record 9 million plus in the country's north need emergency food aid, the UN World Food Programme warned on Friday, calling for US$337 to fund its operations in the region over the next six months.

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Hunger, nutrition worsening in Arab world - UN

Hunger and poor nutrition in Arab countries have grown over the past two decades, a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned on Thursday, urging radical changes to the region's agrifood systems to make them sustainable.

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Climate stokes 'horrific' hunger in southern Madagascar

As crucial UN climate talks get underway in Glasgow, over 1.1 million people have been suffering acute hunger in southern Madagascar while 14,000 there face famine, the World Food Programme warned on Tuesday, calling for 69 million dollars of emergency funds.

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WFP seeks $35m to avert famine in Madagascar

The UN World Food Programme on Tuesday appealed for 35 million dollars for Madagascar, where drought and a COVID-19 induced recession have doubled the number of hungry in recent months and malnutrition is escalating.

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Up to 5 million face hunger in Yemen - UN

Up to five million people in Yemen don't know where their next meal is coming from and famine is menacing some areas of the war-ravaged country, the United Nations warned on Monday.

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Conflict and hunger a vicious circle - WFP

When fighting drives large numbers of people from their homes, their land, and their jobs, they are more likely to go hungry, the United Nations World Food Programme tweeted on Friday.

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FAO launches Italy's global alliance to end hunger

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation on Thursday unveiled a global alliance to boost efforts to beat hunger and ensure sustainable agri-food systems amid the COVID-19 pandemic - an initiative that was proposed by Italy.

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Time running out for Yemen says UN

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme on Monday warned that war-torn Yemen, where millions are sliding towards starvation, is on the brink of disaster.

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Millions could die of hunger in DRC - UN

Millions of lives could be lost unless nations offer more help to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic are stoking one of the world’s worst hunger crises, the United Nations World Food Programme warned on Friday.

Severer hunger looming in 27 countries due to COVID-19 - UN

Twenty-seven countries are facing COVID-19-driven food crises, as the pandemic's knock-on effects aggravate pre-existing causes of hunger, according to new research by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organizationand World Food Programme.

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Record numbers of Syrians in the grip of hunger, poverty - UN

An unprecedented 9.3 million Syrians don't know where their next meal is coming from and millions are being driven deeper into poverty as the prices of basic foods have spiralled to record levels, the United Nations World Food Programme said Friday in a statement.

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