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  • Malnutrition severe in South Sudan
    Severe nutrition crisis in Ulang, South Sudan
    Towns in Upper Nile state of South Sudan are showing extremely high rates of malnutrition. The United Nations, in a report issued today, said an assessment in Ulang showed a global acute malnutrition rate of 45 percent. Malnutrition causes lasting...
  • Refugees from South Sudan receive food aid in Kenya
    Kenya: refugees malnourished, funding at risk
    Over 43,000 victims of South Sudan's war have fled to Kenya, but hunger has followed them. A report from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) says that 24 percent of arriving child refugees under five were suffering from acute malnutrition...
  • Peacekeepers in South Sudan
    Pressure South Sudan's leaders to end war and hunger
    A group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are calling for international pressure on South Sudan's leadership to end the nine-month civil war. A statement from the group was released yesterday ahead of a United Nations meeting.Civilians...
  • Angelina Jolie's latest directorial project caught in maritial crossfire
    Angelina Jolie’s fourth Directorial Project caught in Marital Crossfire
    Proving she is just as talented behind the camera as she is in front of it, Angelina Jolie has been trying her hand at directing, with her latest work, “Unbroken” set to premiere December 25th. The actress, who recently married Brad...
  • WFP brings food aid to South Sudan
    South Sudan: UN says we must not relent in hunger fight
    Food aid and improved crop production has spared South Sudan from famine, despite on ongoing conflict. However, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warns that by no means is the crisis over.There are still 1.5 million people facing emergency levels...
  • WFP brings food to Ebola treatment centers
    Ebola crisis: WFP brings food to quarantined homes
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) took part in a house-to-house Ebola sensitization campaign this week in Sierra Leone. WFP delivered food to treatment and isolation centres for Ebola patients. The deadly virus has claimed over 2,000 lives in West...
  • UNICEF treating child malnutrition in South Sudan
    UNICEF: Children at risk of starvation in South Sudan
    UNICEF sent out a warning today that "tens of thousands of children under the age of five remain at risk of malnutrition-related death in South Sudan." The war in South Sudan, between the government and opposition groups, has destroyed...
  • Nomadic pastoralists guide their cattle to water
    A chance for peace in hungry Darfur
    Here is a story of hope amid the conflict in Darfur, Sudan. Civilians had fled to Korma in North Darfur to escape attacks by an armed group. They took refuge near a United Nations peacekeeping base.This displaced group included farmers who started...
  • Ending child malnutrition is the only way Sudan will have a future
    Saving the children in Darfur, Sudan
    Darfur and Sudan will not escape the legacy of war and poverty with its children suffering from hunger. The statistics on malnutrition in the country are staggering.UNICEF reports that in Sudan "over 2 million children are wasted (too thin)...
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    Angelina Jolie to Direct Biopic on Kenyan Conservationist Richard Leakey
    Angelina Jolie is currently directing her third feature film, By the Sea, in which she'll star alongside her husband Brad Pitt. But her first two features were both well-regarded and centered on true stories. In the Land of Blood and Honey was...
  • WFP receives donations to help Ebola response
    World Bank aids hunger relief in Ebola countries
    The World Bank is donating to fight hunger in the Ebola-affected countries of West Africa. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the grants which total US $ 18.7 million.WFP will use the funds to provide food aid in Guinea, Sierra...
  • CRS providing aid in war-torn South Sudan
    Heroic efforts to feed the starving in South Sudan
    Imagine you are a humanitarian aid worker in war-torn South Sudan. You're in a remote area of the country where people have fled for their lives. They are starving.There is nothing to eat except whatever little you can gather in the wild. How...
  • WFP food vital to boosting nutrition in the Ebola-affected countries
    Nutrition vital to stopping Ebola, but funding is low
    If a child or adult is already weakened by malnutrition, they have far less chance of resisting any illness. So it's clear that nutrition would play a vital role when combating the deadly Ebola virus.That's why the UN World Food Programme ...
  • A black market has emerged in Africa for Ebola survivors' blood
    A black market has emerged in Africa for Ebola survivors' blood
    As Ebola continues to affect thousands in Africa, some are turning to drastic measures. On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that the World Health Organization is worried people are trying to use the blood of Ebola survivors off the black...
  • WFP brings food to Ebola affected countries
    WFP Ebola mission faces major funding shortages
    The UN World Food Programme's (WFP) role in defeating the Ebola virus is critical in several ways. Countries impacted by the deadly virus, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, have high rates of hunger and malnutrition.Food aid is vital for...