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Ukraine crisis affects E. Africa’s food security: WFP

Overlapping food crisis risks in the region come at a time when most countries are facing increased fiscal imbalances and rising public debt pressure Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The ongoing Ukraine crisis is negatively affecting East Africa’s food security through reduced food supplies, accessibility and high prices of food, …

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Long-term peace and prosperity

  We need new international systems embedded in nature and redesigned to improve the human condition COMMENT | MARGARET KUHLOW | Russia’s war in Ukraine is a humanitarian catastrophe that violates the United Nations Charter and international humanitarian law, and has exacerbated socioeconomic and environmental crises around the world. It …

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Horn of Africa hunger could soar to 20 mln by year end: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | Drought and Ukraine conflict fallout could increase hunger in the Horn of Africa from 14 million people to 20 million by year’s end, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said the hardest-hit countries face increasing hunger …

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WFP seeks 473 mln USD to ramp up assistance in Eastern Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) said Tuesday it requires 473 million U.S. dollars to scale up humanitarian assistance and save lives in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia over the next six months. WFP said in a statement issued in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, that greatly needed …

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WFP seeks fund to feed refugees across Eastern Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) said Wednesday it requires 226.5 million U.S. dollars to provide full rations for refugees across Eastern Africa for the April to September period. WFP said in a joint statement with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, that the spiraling costs, surging conflict, …

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Food stocks in Sudan could run out in one month: UN

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday warned that food stocks in Sudan could run out in one month because of a severe funding shortfall. “Limited resources have been prioritized to ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable people in Sudan are met …

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13 million people facing hunger across Horn of Africa: WFP

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that an estimated 13 million people are facing hunger across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, as the Horn of Africa grappled with severe drought caused by the driest conditions since 1981. Tomson Phiri, spokesperson for the WFP, told a …

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Uganda’s disaster preparedness too inadequate – UN agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has commenced a process to develop what should be a more coordinated and effective National Disaster and Risk Management Plan amidst criticism of how it has handled recent occurrences. The move spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister in partnership with the …

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