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.
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.
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.
The World Food Program releases startling video of severely malnourished children in North Korea.
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.
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.
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.
Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Josette Sheeran says feeding the world needs a global response.
Walk through the aftermath of fighting between African Union peacekeepers and Al Shabaab fighters in Somalia.
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.
CNN's John Vause takes a look at the challenges facing the U.N. and other agencies dealing with the famine in Somalia.
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.
A severe drought in Kenya and Somalia is causing malnourishment in children.
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.
We are right in the middle of the most spectacular display of economic activity all year -- holiday shopping season.
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.
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.
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.
Co-founder of FEED and creator of "The 30 Project," Ellen Gustafson, is trying to change the way the world eats.
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.
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.
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."
Somalia's main militant group has banned the United Nations food agency and ordered its aid workers to leave the impoverished country.
A massive two-week food distribution effort aimed at reaching 2 million people began Sunday in Haiti's quake-ravaged capital.
Frustrated Haitians turn up the anger in the streets of Port-au-Prince. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
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 chief talks with CNN's Karl Penhaul about the huge problems his police department faces.
Aid helicopters drop food onto crowds of Haitians.
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.
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.
CNN's Chris Lawrence gets caught in the chaos as aid and misinformation reaches some earthquake victims in Haiti.
The World Food Program responds to the devastating Earthquake in Haiti, bringing food to those in desperate need.
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.
Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all.
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.
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 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.
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.
A suicide bomber killed five people at the offices of the World Food Program in Islamabad, Pakistan. Reza Sayah reports.
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.
Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has declared a state of national calamity because so many citizens do not have food or proper nutrition.
Torrential rains and flooding since June have affected 600,000 people in 16 West African nations, the United Nations reported Tuesday.
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.
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. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed on the need for additional humanitarian aid after meeting with Pakistani President Asif Zardari on Tuesday.
Somali pirates have released a Togo-flagged vessel that was seized last week, the World Food Programme said Monday.
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.
Violent and predatory pirates are "totally out of control" according to experts; but what can be done to solve the problem?
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.
Actress Drew Barrymore talks to CNN's Tony Harris about her work with the World Food Programme.
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.
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
A new program backed by one of the richest men in the world promises to shake up food aid
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".
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
The United Nations' World Food Program on Monday expressed its shock at the "senseless and barbaric" killing of an aid worker in southern Somalia.
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
Canada announced Wednesday that it will dispatch a warship to Somalia's coast to protect U.N. aid ships from pirate attacks.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
A U.N. summit intent on eradicating world hunger wraps up in Rome. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports.
Somalia is facing life-threatening food and water shortages leaving millions at risk for starvation, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday.
In Seoul, South Koreans are being urged to give food aid to North Korea as food prices soar and many people go hungry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Various proposed remedies to the global food crisis may not solve the problem, even as demand and - food prices - continue to climb
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
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.
A growing food crisis has prompted protests in some spots around the world. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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.
Protesters around the world warn that the children of Darfur are becoming a lost generation. CNN's Emily Chang reports.
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.
North Korea faces a looming food crisis due to floods last year, the U.N. food agency said.
Rising demand, soaring oil prices and the ravages of climate change are putting food beyond the reach of the planet's poor
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 situation
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 crisis
Problem: Drought relief can be fatally slow getting to stricken areas.
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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