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May 15, 2017
Famine 'not fake news': WFP head laments media's Trump focus
The former South Carolina governor who now heads the U.N.'s World Food Program says the media's focus on President Donald ...
May 08, 2017
Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. owes it to the people of Syria to take a close look at the Russian proposal to ...
May 07, 2017
Famine could spread to 3rd South Sudan county: New report
Famine is at risk of spreading to a third county in South Sudan in the absence of food aid, a new report from a U.S.
May 06, 2017
US, UK say Boko Haram wants to kidnap foreigners in Nigeria
The United States and British governments are warning that the Boko Haram extremist group is actively planning to kidnap ...
May 05, 2017
Aid groups in Central African Republic retreat amid threats
Four international aid groups will temporarily withdraw their workers from parts of northern Central African Republic because ...
May 05, 2017
WFP quantifies the impact of food scarcity on migration
A new study by the World Food Program has quantified the impact of food insecurity and conflict on cross-border migration, ...
April 27, 2017
US envoy accuses Russia of allowing Syria to deny needed aid
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused Russia on Thursday of providing cover for the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and ...
April 26, 2017
WFP says food shipment blocked by Burundi has turned back
The U.N.'s World Food Program says a convoy of food aid blocked from entering Burundi has returned to Rwanda. Peter Smerdon, ...
April 25, 2017
UN chief says Yemen aid conference draws $1.1B in pledges
International donors have pledged $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, appealing to the ...
April 20, 2017
South Sudan fighting forces 100,000 to flee, says UN report
A South Sudanese government offensive in the Jonglei region has displaced roughly 100,000 civilians, the United Nations said ...
April 20, 2017
Syrian population transfer stalls over prisoner exchange
The second stage of a troubled population transfer in Syria stalled on Thursday as rebel and government negotiators argued ...
April 14, 2017
World Food Program 'horrified' as South Sudan workers killed
The World Food Program said Friday it is "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudan workers were killed this week in ...
April 11, 2017
UN agency warns of risk of mass starvation in Africa, Yemen
The U.N.'s refugee agency says the risk of mass deaths from starvation is growing in parts of east Africa, Yemen and Nigeria ...
April 08, 2017
Alarming rise in attacks on South Sudan civilians, UN says
Civilians and aid workers in South Sudan have seen an alarming rise in attacks and harassment in the past week, the United ...
April 07, 2017
The Latest: US calls for transparency in UN Syria summit
The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U
April 05, 2017
International donors pledge $6 billion in Syria aid
International donors pledged $6 billion in aid for war-ravaged Syria on Wednesday as the U.N. Security Council held emergency ...
April 03, 2017
UN food program head warns of US budget cuts amid famine
The outgoing head of the United Nations' World Food Program said Monday she is certain the U.S. Congress will reject the ...
April 03, 2017
South Sudan releases 6 aid workers accused of smuggling arms
South Sudan's military has released six international aid workers who were arrested in January and accused of smuggling arms, ...
March 31, 2017
Red Cross chief: Benefits from aid for Syria require peace
The head of the Red Cross and Red Crescent is renewing his appeal for Syria's warring sides to stop fighting, saying ...
March 30, 2017
Ex-South Carolina governor to head UN food agency
Former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley was appointed Wednesday to head the U.N. World Food Program, the largest ...