In Major Breakthrough, WFP Gains Access to International Airport and Violence-Hit Cité Soleil Area of Haiti’s Capital

After more than two months of blockages due to violent clashes between armed groups, WFP has made important progress, delivering truckloads of food to the highly vulnerable neighborhood of Cité Soleil in Haiti.

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Small Window Remains to Avert Disaster in Sudan’s War-Torn Regions, Warns WFP Deputy Executive Director

WFP warns that the window to save lives is closing as famine looms in Sudan’s war-torn regions with civilians trapped by intensified fighting in northern Darfur, the rainy season set to start in the coming month, and as the lean season hits.  

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WFP Warns Time Is Running out to Prevent Starvation in Darfur as Violence in El Fasher Escalates

WFP warns that time is running out to prevent starvation in Darfur as intensifying clashes in North Darfur’s capital El Fasher hinder efforts to deliver vital food assistance into the region.

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First Food Aid in Months Reaches Darfur, yet Limited Humanitarian Access Is Worsening Sudan’s Hunger Catastrophe

WFP has managed to bring desperately needed food and nutrition supplies into Darfur. Yet, the U.N. food agency warns that unless the people of Sudan receive a constant flow of aid via all possible humanitarian corridors, the country’s hunger catastrophe will only worsen.

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WFP Calls for Urgent, Safe Access to Feed Millions in Sudan as Fighting Rages Across the Country

WFP urgently calls on Sudan’s warring parties to provide immediate guarantees for the safe and unimpeded delivery of humanitarian food assistance to conflict-hit parts of Sudan.

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Joint Statement by IASC Principals: We Cannot Abandon the People of Gaza

Withdrawing funds from UNRWA is perilous and would result in the collapse of the humanitarian system in Gaza, with far-reaching humanitarian and human rights consequences.

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Hunger’s Border: Why Aid Trucks Taking Humanitarian Gear and Food Into Gaza Face Long Waits

Bottlenecks at the Rafah crossing in Egypt are stopping the well-oiled wheels of the supply chain of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in its tracks.

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Preventing Famine in Gaza Requires Faster, Safer Aid Access and More Supply Routes

As the risk of famine grows, and more people are exposed to deadly disease outbreaks, a fundamental step change in the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza is urgently needed, United Nations agencies warned today.

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WFP Warns of Major Setback to Aid Efforts as Fighting Spreads in Sudan

WFP has been forced to temporarily suspend food assistance in some parts of Gezira State, as fighting spreads south and east of Sudan’s capital Khartoum.

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WFP Pauses Food Distributions in Northern Areas of Yemen

WFP announces the pause of General Food Distributions in areas of Yemen under the Sana'a Based Authorities' (SBA) control, driven by limited funding and the absence of an agreement with the authorities.

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WFP Launches New Operating Model to Restart Food Distribution to Millions of Vulnerable Ethiopians

WFP is activating its revamped approach to operations in Ethiopia, a major step which will start to reach 3.2 million people with food assistance for the first time since June 2023.

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Is There a Global Food Shortage? What’s Causing Hunger, Famine and Rising Food Costs Around the World

Conflict, economic shocks, climate change and soaring prices for food and fertilizer are all combining in a perfect storm to create a hunger crisis of unprecedented proportions. Right now, in some of the hungriest places around the world, there just isn’t enough food to feed the population. Does that mean there is a global food shortage?

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