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UN warns of food crisis in South Sudanupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 10:21:00

Less than a week after the United Nations declared an end to the famine in Somalia, a new report from the world body says millions of people in South Sudan will now face hunger if urgent action is not taken.

3 humanitarian workers killed in Somaliaupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 14:33:00

Two U.N. World Food Programme workers and a third colleague from a local agency were shot to death in Somalia Friday, the organization said.

WFP captures heartbreak of North Korean hungerupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 21:43:00

A four-year-old boy looks straight into the camera. His eyes are dull, his tiny legs crossed underneath him. Choi is an orphan, severely malnourished and too weak to stand.

North Korea's starving childrenupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 21:43:00

The World Food Program releases startling video of severely malnourished children in North Korea.

WFP captures heartbreak of North Korean famineupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 04:36:00

A four-year-old boy looks straight into the camera. His eyes are dull, his tiny legs crossed underneath him. Choi is an orphan and severely malnourished and is too weak to stand.

'Green drought' hides hunger in Ethiopiaupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 07:42:00

Images of Ethiopia's leafy, green vegetation may not match everyone's idea of what a drought should look like but this is the other face of the catastrophe affecting millions in the region.

You have the power to end hungerupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 10:32:00

I will never forget holding my newborn baby in my arms watching a television report on the 1987 famine in Ethiopia -- hearing the haunting cries of babies whose hunger could not be met by their anguished mothers.

Global response needed against hungerupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 10:32:00

Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Josette Sheeran says feeding the world needs a global response.

Will fighters return to Mogadishu?updated: Wed Aug 10 2011 09:30:00

Walk through the aftermath of fighting between African Union peacekeepers and Al Shabaab fighters in Somalia.

U.N., donors meet on Somalia famine as aid groups seek more helpupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 22:21:00

The World Bank has pledged more than $500 million for famine victims in Somalia as the United Nations met in emergency session Monday to address the aid response in Somalia, the hardest-hit nation in the region.

Starving in Somaliaupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 09:49:00

CNN's John Vause takes a look at the challenges facing the U.N. and other agencies dealing with the famine in Somalia.

What has caused the East Africa crisis?updated: Fri Jul 22 2011 07:01:00

The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of Somalia, as the worst drought for 60 years forces thousands of people to flee their homes and cross the country's borders in search of aid.

Africa drought difficult for kidsupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 06:56:00

A severe drought in Kenya and Somalia is causing malnourishment in children.

Bulgarian airmen released by captors in Sudanupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 05:45:00

Three Bulgarian airmen kidnapped in Sudan nearly five months ago have been freed, and appear to be in good health, the United Nations World Food Programme said in a news release Monday.

CNNMoney: Help out during the holidaysupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 15:54:00

We are right in the middle of the most spectacular display of economic activity all year -- holiday shopping season.

U.S. disputes claim that controversial group is running aid campupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 15:52:00

An official with Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a group with alleged links to a banned Pakistani terrorist organization, says the U.S. Agency for International Development's administrator visited a camp the group is running and praised the work being done there.

On the heels of ethnic violence, U.N. fears hunger in Kyrgyzstanupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 09:59:00

Concerned about rising food prices, a poor harvest and the onset of winter after violent ethnic conflict, the United Nations is ramping up food operations in Kyrgyzstan.

Aid workers increasingly in firing lineupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 23:47:00

Ten medical aid volunteers were killed in one Afghanistan attack in August. In July, a 78-year-old French humanitarian worker was executed along the Mali-Mauritanian border after some three months in captivity.

Obesity + Hunger = 1 global food issueupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 12:05:00

Co-founder of FEED and creator of "The 30 Project," Ellen Gustafson, is trying to change the way the world eats.

Solving the world's hunger and obesity crises togetherupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 12:05:00

In 2007, I co-founded FEED Projects with my business partner, Lauren Bush, to help address the problem of global malnutrition. Bush had designed the first FEED bag, which provides school meals to children through the U.N. World Food Program, where I was working.

Millions facing hunger in Nigerupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 16:22:00

Cattle carcasses dot the desert. More beggars show up at street corners in the capital, Niamey. These are indications that Niger is on the brink of catastrophe, say aid workers.

U.N. official defends Somali aid effortupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 19:20:00

The top U.N. humanitarian official in Somalia has fired back at a report that suggests food aid is being skimmed off by contractors as "a cost of doing business" in the war-torn nation, an allegation he calls "completely misleading."

Somali militants order U.N. food agency to leaveupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 06:37:00

Somalia's main militant group has banned the United Nations food agency and ordered its aid workers to leave the impoverished country.

Massive food distribution begins in quake-ravaged Haitian capitalupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 22:44:00

A massive two-week food distribution effort aimed at reaching 2 million people began Sunday in Haiti's quake-ravaged capital.

Mobs turn angry in Haitiupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 22:44:00

Frustrated Haitians turn up the anger in the streets of Port-au-Prince. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Massive food distribution to begin Sunday in Port-au-Princeupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 22:12:00

Massive food distribution coordinated by the World Food Programme, international aid agencies and the Haitian government will begin Sunday in the quake-ravaged capital.

Haiti's police woesupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 22:12:00

Haiti's police chief talks with CNN's Karl Penhaul about the huge problems his police department faces.

Food drops reach victimsupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 21:06:00

Aid helicopters drop food onto crowds of Haitians.

U.S. troops hand out meals as Haiti relief effort takes shapeupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 21:06:00

U.S. helicopters carrying food hovered above the ground in one area of the battered Haitian capital on Saturday, flinging out boxes to the anxious crowd.

Haiti aid efforts hindered in critical hoursupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 14:17:00

As huge numbers of desperate Haitians struggled Friday in what could be their last hours of life, the supplies many needed remained stuck in planes, ships, and cargo holds, unable to get to them.

Aid arrival touches off chaosupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 14:17:00

CNN's Chris Lawrence gets caught in the chaos as aid and misinformation reaches some earthquake victims in Haiti.

World Food Program helps Haitiupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 00:08:00

The World Food Program responds to the devastating Earthquake in Haiti, bringing food to those in desperate need.

Militia warns UN to buy from Somali farmers or cut aidupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 12:56:00

Islamist militants in Somalia have warned a United Nations agency to buy food from Somali farmers or stop sending aid to the impoverished African country.

U.N. chief: Hunger kills 17,000 kids dailyupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 09:46:00

Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all.

U.N.: One billion worldwide face starvationupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 07:04:00

The United Nations launched an online appeal for individual donations to fight hunger as donor nations tackle an economic crisis and, for the first time in history, more than 1 billion face starvation worldwide.

U.N. touts food vouchers sent by textupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 04:45:00

In what the World Food Programme called a first, relief workers from the U.N. aid agency are using text messages to deliver food vouchers to refugees.

Police disperse hungry protesters in Ugandan refugee campupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 15:46:00

Police fired warning shots Wednesday near a crowd of protesters at a refugee settlement in southwestern Uganda. A refugee leader said two refugees were killed, but police said no one died.

More than 1 billion going hungry, U.N. saysupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 05:38:00

The global economic crisis has caused a spike in world hunger that has left more than a billion undernourished, United Nations agencies said in a new report.

Islamabad explosionupdated: Sun Oct 11 2009 22:06:00

A suicide bomber killed five people at the offices of the World Food Program in Islamabad, Pakistan. Reza Sayah reports.

UN World Food Program issues urgent appeal for aidupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 17:14:00

The United Nations' World Food Program appealed Wednesday for $3 billion in donations, blaming the world economic crisis for a surge in demand and a drop in donations.

Guatemala declares calamity as food crisis growsupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 13:58:00

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has declared a state of national calamity because so many citizens do not have food or proper nutrition.

West Africa flooding affects 600,000, U.N. reportsupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 20:09:00

Torrential rains and flooding since June have affected 600,000 people in 16 West African nations, the United Nations reported Tuesday.

Drought, death grips Kenyan heartlandupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 00:39:00

For as long as anyone cares to remember, the pastoralists of Kenya's Rift Valley have fled with their herds to the fertile slopes of Mount Kenya when times are tough.

U.N. seeks $230M to fight Kenya hungerupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 07:22:00

Kenya needs $230 million over the next six months to feed millions affected by drought, the United Nations said in a new report.

U.N. to expand relief efforts in Pakistanupdated: Wed May 13 2009 03:36:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed on the need for additional humanitarian aid after meeting with Pakistani President Asif Zardari on Tuesday.

Somali pirates release food aid shipupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 16:15:00

Somali pirates have released a Togo-flagged vessel that was seized last week, the World Food Programme said Monday.

U.N. aid workers shot to death in Somalia, agency saysupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 13:35:00

Gunmen shot and killed a food monitor for the United Nations' World Food Program on Thursday, the second killing of a WFP humanitarian worker in Somalia in three days, a spokesman for the agency said Thursday.

How to solve the pirate problemupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 11:08:00

Violent and predatory pirates are "totally out of control" according to experts; but what can be done to solve the problem?

Commentary: Your spare change will feed the hungry and save livesupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 11:19:00

I made my first trip to Nairobi after reading an article in The New York Times about schools and how they can change a child's life.

Drew Barrymore feeds hungryupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 11:19:00

Actress Drew Barrymore talks to CNN's Tony Harris about her work with the World Food Programme.

Islamic rebels grab key Somali portupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 08:25:00

Islamic fighters have seized control of a strategic Somali port city just outside the capital, Mogadishu, where United Nations relief supplies enter the famine-stricken country. Haitian City Encased in Mud Needs Global Helpupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 16:00:00

The U.N. World Food Program's director flew to a Haitian city still encased in mud Friday to draw global attention to the ongoing disaster that has enormously complicated the country's struggle to feed itself Can Bill Gates Help Africa Feed Itself?updated: Thu Sep 25 2008 18:00:00

A new program backed by one of the richest men in the world promises to shake up food aid

Pirates pose crisis threat on land and waterupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 13:00:00

They adorn movie screens and children's books as popular villains, but, on the high seas modern-day real-life pirates are vicious, deadly and "totally out of control". Commodities Slump Won't Mean Lower Food Pricesupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 17:00:00

As prices for crude oil and other commodities ease, consumers have gotten a small dose of relief at the gas pump. But don't expect less pain at the grocery counter

World Food Program worker killed in Somaliaupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 10:56:00

The United Nations' World Food Program on Monday expressed its shock at the "senseless and barbaric" killing of an aid worker in southern Somalia. UN Program to Help Hunger Hot Spotsupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:00:00

A U.N. agency rolled out a $214 million program Tuesday to help 16 needy places hit hard by high prices for food and oil, amid a crisis already making it hard for aid groups to provide enough food for the world's hungry

Canadian warship to protect food from pirates off Somaliaupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 11:29:00

Canada announced Wednesday that it will dispatch a warship to Somalia's coast to protect U.N. aid ships from pirate attacks.

U.N.: Millions at risk in N.K. food crisisupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 10:49:00

The first survey on food and nutrition in North Korea since the country granted broad access to aid groups shows millions of people are going hungry, with households reducing their food intake and more children becoming malnourished.

Gunmen kill fourth U.N. driver in Somaliaupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 06:57:00

Gunmen in southern Somalia have killed a truck driver carrying relief supplies for the World Food Programme -- the fourth WFP driver killed in Somalia this year, the U.N. aid agency said Wednesday. US Food Aid Lands In North Koreaupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 02:00:00

A U.S. ship carrying thousands of tons of food aid has arrived in North Korea, after the communist nation agreed to expanded international assistance for its impoverished people

U.N. funding shortfall threatens Darfur air aidupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 08:19:00

The U.N. World Food Program, the globe's largest humanitarian agency, is cutting back its air service in Sudan because a lack of funding has made it difficult to ferry aid workers to remote parts of Darfur and the southern part of the country, the agency said Tuesday. The cutback will affect the efforts of 14,000 aid workers, it added.

Billion dollars pledged for food crisisupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 21:30:00

World leaders have made "extraordinary" commitments to short-term food crisis solutions but more work is needed on long-term solutions, the head of the United Nations food agency said Thursday.

U.N. aims to feed the worldupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 21:30:00

A U.N. summit intent on eradicating world hunger wraps up in Rome. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports.

Red Cross: Somalia facing severe famineupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 06:23:00

Somalia is facing life-threatening food and water shortages leaving millions at risk for starvation, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday.

S. Korean food aid to N. Koreaupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 11:45:00

In Seoul, South Koreans are being urged to give food aid to North Korea as food prices soar and many people go hungry.

U.N. chief: $20B a year to end food crisisupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 11:45:00

Countries and donors must spend as much as $20 billion a year if the world is to end the food crisis, the head of the United Nations said Wednesday.

Myanmar tries to get out the vote as aid deliveries languishupdated: Sat May 10 2008 22:20:00

As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies to cyclone victims despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was broadcasting messages urging people to vote "yes" in a referendum that critics say would strengthen the military rule.

Myanmar ambassador: 'We will accept aid from any corner'updated: Sat May 10 2008 01:15:00

After days of stonewalling, the Myanmar government is ready to accept aid from around the world for victims of Saturday's deadly cyclone, the country's U.N. ambassador said Friday.

U.N. aid worker shot dead in Kenyaupdated: Fri May 09 2008 11:02:00

A gunman in Kenya shot and killed the head of a World Food Program office that provides relief for neighboring southern Sudan, the WFP said on Friday.

U.N. forms task force to ease food crisisupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 15:32:00

The United Nations is establishing a task force to address the global food crisis, which is "increasingly resulting in social tension," the world body said Tuesday. Hunger 'Tsunami' Sweeping Nationsupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 12:00:00

Various proposed remedies to the global food crisis may not solve the problem, even as demand and - food prices - continue to climb Food Aid Agency Feels the Crunchupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 07:00:00

As world food prices soar, leaving millions unable to afford staples they lived on just one year ago, the stopgap measure against extreme hunger also finds itself short of food

Aid group to cut food ration to millionsupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 22:36:00

World Vision, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, announced Tuesday that it cannot feed 1.5 million of the 7.5 million people it fed last year and made an urgent appeal for international donors to step in.

Food prices riseupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 11:09:00

A growing food crisis has prompted protests in some spots around the world. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Attacks force U.N. to cut Darfur food reliefupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 21:33:00

Attacks on its humanitarian convoys are forcing the U.N. World Food Programme to cut the rations it provides to millions of hungry people in Sudan's war-stricken Darfur region by about half, the agency said Thursday.

Global Day for Darfurupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 21:33:00

Protesters around the world warn that the children of Darfur are becoming a lost generation. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

North Korea at risk of famine, says U.N.updated: Thu Apr 17 2008 12:13:00

North Korea may be on the brink of another famine as a result of last year's devastating floods, the worldwide increase in food prices, and a malnourished population, the United Nations warned on Thursday.

U.N.: N. Korea faces food crisisupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 23:06:00

North Korea faces a looming food crisis due to floods last year, the U.N. food agency said. The World's Growing Food-Price Crisis updated: Wed Feb 27 2008 10:55:00

Rising demand, soaring oil prices and the ravages of climate change are putting food beyond the reach of the planet's poor

All About: Food and the environmentupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 02:28:00

On first glance, the global food supply appears to have little to do with climate change. A potentially looming food crisis that the world is being warned about has not been directly created by car exhaust fumes or factories billowing smoke into the atmosphere, after all.

Somalia: U.N. food chief releasedupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 13:02:00

The head of the U.N. World Food Programme's Mogasdishu office was released Tuesday after nearly a week in detention, a WFP spokeswoman in Rome confirmed to CNN.

U.N.: Free food chief in Somaliaupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 23:18:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the "immediate and unconditional release" of the head of the World Food Programme's Mogadishu office after his arrest, a spokesman said.

Question of the Week: Food wasteupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 05:13:00

Millions of us in the developed world live in what many call "throw-away" societies, where the food we waste could in many cases feed entire third world nations.

U.S., South Korea pledge relief to Northupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 02:41:00

North Korea's neighbors and international aid agencies sought Thursday to help the impoverished country cope with floods that have decimated large swaths of farmland, endangering citizens already struggling with food shortages.

N. Korea humanitarian situationupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 02:41:00

N. Korea humanitarian situation N. Korean Crops Decimated By Floodupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 11:00:00

Severe floods have destroyed more than a tenth of North Korea's farmland at the height of the growing season, official media said Wednesday

Zimbabwe refugee crisisupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 01:17:00

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Fortune: Waiting for rainupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 15:38:00

Problem: Drought relief can be fatally slow getting to stricken areas.

N. Korea food shortage worsensupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 02:50:00

More than 6.4 million already undernourished North Koreans face even more drastic food shortages in the next few months, the U.N. food agency warns.

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