16 02, 2018

In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo, UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger

2018-02-19T16:32:33+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Hunger and food security, News|

Escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding have prompted the United Nations food relief agency to broaden its emergency operation in the war-ravaged Kasai region in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

11 01, 2018

UN agencies call for funds to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in Rwanda

2018-01-12T15:11:18+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Hunger and food security, News|

United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda.

20 10, 2017

Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency

2017-11-16T15:31:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Cities, Hunger and food security, News|

Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all.

9 10, 2017

Rural areas have potential to feed and employ ‘younger, more crowded planet’ – UN report

2017-11-16T15:31:38+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

"Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his foreword to the report.

7 09, 2017

Global food prices fall in August as cereal output heads for record high – UN

2017-11-16T15:32:45+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. A news release said that the FAO Food Price Index declined 1.3 per cent from July, ending three months of consecutive increases. However, the Index – [...]

30 08, 2017

UN agriculture chief says Uganda ‘leading example’ of sustainable refugee response

2017-11-16T15:32:51+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

The head of the United Nations agriculture agency today called for greater funding for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, as he concluded a visit to the country's north hosting those crossing the border for safety. “Uganda's refugee model is an example to the world,” said UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José [...]

16 08, 2017

Emergency food distributions launched to assist thousands displaced by conflict in DR Congo – UN agency

2017-11-16T15:32:55+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Food assistance will be provided to food insecure people displaced by conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the United Nations food agency. The World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner World Vision have launched an emergency operation to provide food assistance to 42,000 food insecure people who, [...]

14 08, 2017

Amid soaring food insecurity in DR Congo, UN agencies call for food aid, supplies

2017-11-16T15:32:57+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

More than one in ten people living in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are hungry due to escalating and prolonged conflict and displacement, United Nations agencies today reported, warning that the situation will worsen unless urgent support comes in time. "7.7 million people face acute hunger– a 30 percent increase over [...]

12 07, 2017

Safe, effective family planning is key to ’empowering people, developing nations’ – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:23+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, Hunger and food security, News, Poverty|

If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it would reduce an estimated 100,000 maternal death and avert 67 million unintended pregnancies, the United Nations population agency today said.

10 07, 2017

Low food prices foreseen in 2017-2026, but countries need to keep markets stable – UN-OECD report

2017-11-16T15:33:32+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Noting projections of low prices for food commodities over the next decade on the back of abundant stocks of cereal and other staples, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report have underlined the need for governments continue efforts to provide stability to world food markets.