Africa

Conflict in Northern Mozambique emperils food security for 900,000

by Shelly Thakral World Food Programme February 14, 2021

The escalating violence in the northern provinces of Mozambique has put 900,000 in a food insecure situation....

United Nations Warns 400,000 Yemeni Children at Risk of Starvation

by WHO,UNICEF,FAO and WFP www.who.int February 14, 2021

The World Health Organization warned on 12 February, that 400,000 children were at risk of starvation in 2021. This was information from a UN report that indicated that 2.3 million children under 5 years of age would suffer from acute malnutrition while within that number 400,000 would suffer from ...

World Food Programme Makes Agreement with Ethiopia to Access Tigray

by Al Jazeera News Agency Al Jazeera February 8, 2021

Amidst fears of an humanitarian catastrophe, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced it has reached an agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to access the conflicted region of Tigray with food assistance. ...

Conflict Has Put Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on the Verge of Famine

by TRT News TRT January 21, 2021

The on-going conflict in Tigray region has put 4.5 million people in the Ethiopian region of Tigray in need of emergency food aid. ...

South Africa: School That Grows Its Own Food Feeds Hundreds Daily

by Ashraf Hendricks All Africa October 26, 2020

Over 470,000 children at 1,010 Western Cape schools depend on the National School Nutrition Programme for food....

New Assessment Finds that 1.6 million Households are Food Insecure in Liberia

by George Harris Liberian Daily Observer October 13, 2020

A recent assessment of Liberia’s food security status, dubbed “Liberia Food Security Assessment,” finds that 1.6 million households in the country go to bed without any meal in a day. Three percent of the 1.3 million households, according to the assessment, are severely food insecure and 38 pe...

Burkina Faso Faces Acute Food Security Crisis During Pandemic

by Joint Press Release, FAO/WFP Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Program August 24, 2020

In a recent analysis of the food security situation by the United Nations, it was reported on 21 August that 3.3 million people will experience acute food insecurity in Burkina Faso this current "lean season", a 50% rise since March of this year. ...

Podcast: Why the energy and food nexus is critical in refugee context

by Susan Onyango World Agroforestry Center August 12, 2020

The World Agroforestry Center presents a podcast which highlights the importance of working with both refugees and their host communities to ensure best practices are deployed to produce food and cooking energy sustainably in the landscape....

Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger: An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman Part 1

by June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020        Hunger Notes editors Peter Morris and Steve Hansch interviewed pandemic expert Dr. Ron Waldman (RW), Professor of Global Health at George Washington School of Public Health and long-time point person for international health in emergenci...

A pandemic-driven food crisis in Africa can be prevented

by Cedric Habiyaremye Al Jazeera April 20, 2020

African governments need to act now to ensure small-scale farming and food supply chains remain uninterrupted....