Devastating Drought and Floods in Southern Africa: WFP Chief Calls for Global Action as Millions Face Food Insecurity

Millions of people are facing food insecurity due to El Niño-fueled drought and floods in southern Africa, WFP Executive Director Cindy McCain warned during a visit to Zambia.

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Severe Flooding in Afghanistan Hunger Hotspots Is Set to Worsen, Warns WFP

WFP warns that the devastating floods that struck the northeastern and northwestern regions of Afghanistan in the past two weeks, impacting more than 80,000 people, are likely to intensify in the coming months, with a significant impact on food security.

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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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U.N. World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador, The Weeknd, to Help Provide 18 Million Loaves of Bread to Families in Gaza

WFP Goodwill Ambassador and multi-platinum global recording artist Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye is allocating another $2 million from his XO Humanitarian Fund toward WFP’s humanitarian response efforts in Gaza.

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Economic Fallout of Sudan War Deepens Hunger Crisis for Millions

Sudan’s war, which has claimed thousands of lives, forced millions from their homes, and sparked economic turmoil across the region, is deepening the hunger crisis warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as the conflict approaches its one-year mark.

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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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World Food Program USA Statement in Response to Attack on Aid Workers in Gaza

On behalf of the entire WFP USA community, I want to express my outrage and deep sorrow upon hearing that seven World Central Kitchen humanitarian workers were killed yesterday by an airstrike in Gaza. This is an unacceptable loss.

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Remarks by Carl Skau, WFP Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, at the Security Council Session: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Carl Skau, WFP Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, speaks at the Security Council Session on the hunger crisis in Sudan and its regional impacts.

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Hunger in Gaza: Famine Findings a ‘Dark Mark’ on the World, Says WFP Country Director

Matthew Hollingworth, WFP country director ad interim, on the horrific hunger numbers published today that show famine is imminent in northern Gaza.

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Famine Imminent in Northern Gaza, New Report Warns

Famine is imminent in the northern part of the Gaza Strip and the entire population of Gaza is facing crisis levels of food insecurity or worse, according to the new IPC report released today.

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Sudan’s War Risks Creating the World’s Largest Hunger Crisis, Warns WFP Chief

Sudan’s war has shattered millions of lives and created the world’s largest displacement crisis. Now this catastrophe also risks becoming the world’s largest hunger crisis, unless fighting stops, WFP Executive Director Cindy McCain warns.

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