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Economic fallout of Sudan war deepens hunger crisis for millions

This economic turmoil risks pushing one million people into severe food insecurity in South Sudan, where already over half the population – 7.1 million people – are acutely hungry

Sudan’s war has claimed thousands of lives, forced millions from their homes, and sparked economic turmoil across the region that is deepening the hunger crisis, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as the conflict approaches its one-year mark. In Sudan, areas of agricultural land have turned into battlegrounds,…

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Worsening hunger grips West and Central Africa amid persistent conflict and economic turmoil

The situation is particularly worrying in conflict-affected northern Mali, where an estimated 2,600 people are likely to experience catastrophic hunger (IPC/CH phase 5)

Nearly 55 million people in West and Central Africa will struggle to feed themselves in the June-August 2024 lean season, according to the March 2024 Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis released by the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). This figure represents a four-million increase in…

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World Food Programme (WFP) supports Namibia's effort to ramp up domestic food production to ensure food self sufficiency

WFP provides technical support to the government to help strengthen food systems value chain as well as accelerate rural transformation towards the attainment of Zero Hunger

The Republic of Namibia has achieved high food self-sufficiency levels, thanks to sustained output from smallholder and large-scale farmers and WFP’s support for end-to-end food systems in Namibia. For the first time in fifteen years, the country has reached 45 percent self-sufficiency. Namibia, a desert nation, has significantly reduced food…

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First food aid in months reaches Darfur, yet limited humanitarian access is worsening Sudan's hunger catastrophe

Two convoys crossed the border from Chad into Darfur in late March, carrying food and nutrition assistance for around 250,000 people facing acute hunger in North, West and Central Darfur

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to bring desperately needed food and nutrition supplies into Darfur, the first WFP assistance to reach the war-wracked region in months. Yet, the UN food agency warns that unless the people of Sudan receive a constant flow of aid via all…

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World Food Programme (WFP) urges global support as Malawi faces looming food crisis triggered by El Niño

On 23 March, Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera declared a State of Disaster, in 23 out of Malawi’s 28 districts affected by El Niño conditions

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for urgent resources to deliver life-saving food assistance to two million people reeling from the devastating impacts of drought, exacerbated by the effects of El Niño. This comes just days after Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera declared a state of disaster. The…

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Japan provides Japanese Yen (JPY) 5 billion (about US$34 million) for World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency support to 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

This contribution will enable WFP to distribute food assistance such as cereals, pulses, vegetable oil and food vouchers to vulnerable people suffering from severe hunger, food shortage and malnutrition

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a grant of JPY 5 billion (about US$34 million) from the Government of Japan to support WFP’s emergency assistance to improve food security in 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the food insecurity situation is further deteriorating due to a…

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Musician Innoss'B partners with World Food Programme (WFP) to advocate for nutrition and education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Through this partnership, WFP aims to leverage Innoss’B's influence amongst the youth to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating, school meals and strategies to combat malnutrition in the country

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Congolese musician Innoss’B as a High-Level Supporter promoting healthy meals and improved nutrition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The collaboration comes at a crucial time when the country is grappling with high food insecurity and malnutrition. Innoss’B, born Innocent…

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Food assistance to refugees in Cameroon at risk of halt amid funding shortages

WFP requires US$ 23.1 million to assist to over 222,000 refugees from Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR) currently hosted in Cameroon

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are today warning that vital food assistance to refugees in Cameroon’s Far North, Adamawa, East and North regions is at risk of grinding to a halt due to funding shortfalls. Funding shortfalls had already forced WFP to…

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Central African Government expands schools meals coverage to boost food production and help children learn and grow in school

The national homegrown school meals programme aims to provide safe and nutritious school meals to Central African children, increasing its coverage to 400,000 school children by 2027, up from 150,000 in 2023

The Government of the Central African Republic (C.A.R) in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has announced a nationwide expansion of the homegrown school meals programme targeting 400,000 children across the country. The plan was announced on Friday last week by President Faustin Archange Touadera during the…

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Democratic Republic of Congo's hunger crisis deepens as families once again flee fighting

Around a quarter of DRC’s population – 23.4 million people – are facing crisis levels of hunger or worse

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s conflict-driven hunger crisis is worsening as violence in the eastern provinces surges, forcing families to flee again. While more and more people arrive in already overcrowded camps, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is struggling to feed those most in need, because humanitarian funding…