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Jihadist violence putting ‘generation at risk’ in Africa’s Sahel: WFP

19 November 2019, 8:45 PM

Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

The flag of North Korea is seen in Geneva, Switzerland.

South Korea approves $8 million in aid for hungry North

5 June 2019, 12:11 PM

The $8 million donation to North Korea will be made through the UN as President Moon Jae-in seeks to salvage diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington following the breakdown of the Hanoi summit.

Food at a market

Lesotho faces acute food shortages

17 May 2019, 10:30 PM

Lesotho is facing acute food shortages. It’s estimated about half a million people are facing hunger and malnutrition. The recent El-Niño-induced drought has led to two successive crop failures.

Ruins left by shelling in Syria's Idlib province

Aid groups suspend activities to Syria’s embattled northwest

11 May 2019, 1:49 PM

UN-linked aid groups have suspended activities in parts of violence-plagued northwest Syria, where stepped up bombardment by the regime and Russia is said to be jeopardising the safety of humanitarian workers.

The aftermath of the Cyclone Idai is pictured in Beira, Mozambique.

Toll from cyclone-hit southern Africa surges

22 March 2019, 8:40 AM

Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique last Friday, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe.



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