Tag Archives: WFP

WFP Shortfall Fuels Afghan Funding Fears

Aid agencies are calling on international donors to show their support for Afghanistan even as they face ongoing crises. Humanitarian budgets in Afghanistan had often been tied to military objectives since the 2001 US-led invasion. As foreign troops prepare to pull out, fears of declining budgets are growing. 

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Latin America/Caribbean: Progress in Fight Against Hunger

Latin American and the Caribbean has shown most progress in reducing hunger, lowering the rate by almost two-thirds since the early 1990s. The region continues to be the region with the greatest inequality in the world; women in rural areas and indigenous communities have the highest rate of poverty and food insecurity.

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Libya Aid Push Constrained by Insecurity

International organizations have put forth an ambitious plan to provide humanitarian aid to 85,000 Libyans by the end of this year. Yet concerns remain over the feasibility of such an operation, given the security risks, access issues and communication problems in the war-ravaged country.

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Unravelling Zimbabwe’s “Food Crisis”

Is there a food crisis in Zimbabwe? The UN says 2.2 million people will be in need of food assistance until the end of March, based on a 2013 government-led joint survey by the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC). But the government is now questioning those findings.   The Zimbabwean media have reported extensively on the seeming tug-of-war. But an IRIN investigation …

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