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WFP chief urges the rich to help hungry people

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley on Thursday urged the rich to help the hungry. “We cannot and we must not surrender, or tell ourselves there is nothing we can do, because millions of people around the world desperately need our help,” …

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Trump curbs immigration as UN warns of humanitarian ‘catastrophe’

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump partially blocked immigration to the United States “to protect American workers” from the economic shock of the coronavirus, as the United Nations warned the world was facing “a humanitarian catastrophe”. The UN alarm bell came as nations scrambled to not only fight …

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East Africa faces unprecedented hunger threat – UN Agencies

East Africa, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials have warned, calling for urgent action to avert a major food crisis.    The locust upsurge is a graphic and …

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