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# World Food Programme

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2022
Irish diplomat: Global supply and 'skyrocketing' fertiliser costs a key driver of world hunger
Ambassador Patricia O’Brien has been based in the Italian capital since December, 2021.
First UN-chartered ship set to transport Ukrainian grain to dock today
The MV Brave Commander, which left Istanbul on Wednesday, is due to arrive in Yuzhne, east of Odessa on the Black Sea coast.
UN warns up to 18 million face severe food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region
In the Sahel, 7.7 million children under the age of five are expected to suffer from malnutrition.
'An economic implosion': Afghanistan's hunger crisis explained
Some 55% of the Afghan population is now suffering from hunger, according to the United Nations.
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Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN
A catastrophic situation has been predicted in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria.
World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger” and “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.
World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns
The Covid-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger to 265 million.
Irishman who died in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash 'helped the most vulnerable people on our planet'
Michael Ryan, originally from Lahinch in Clare, worked with the World Food Programme.
"Devastating": The World Food Programme has run out of money to feed 1.7m people
Funding has run out for feeding Syrian refugees.
Ireland pledges another €1.65 million to help refugee crisis in Syria
Ireland has now given over €10 million to the crisis in Syria.
Typo of the Day: Austerity hits Ireland's budget for World Food Programme
We are living way beyond our means…
UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria
The World Food Programme is blaming a lack of security in the war-stricken country for an estimated 1 million people going hungry.
Syria: President appears on television, vows to crush rebellion
“The Syrian people and their government are determined to purge the country of terrorists and to fight the terrorists without respite,” Assad said in a televised address.
Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies
The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.
WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia
Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.
UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.