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  • WFP providing school meals in conflict-torn South Sudan
    School meals give hope in South Sudan
    The war and hunger that has devastated South Sudan takes its toll in so many ways. One of the forgotten consequences is the loss of education among children. According to UNICEF around 400,000 children in South Sudan have dropped out of school...
  • Searching for food and peace in Abyei
    Disputed African region faces hunger emergency
    A severe hunger crisis has developed in Northern Abyei, which is a disputed region between South Sudan and Sudan. After a series of poor harvests, a nutrition assessment revealed high malnutrition rates.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) started...
  • Boko Haram Abduct More Women
    Boko Haram Abduct More Women
    Just when everyone was thinking that the cease fire might hold and peace could come to Nigeria, Boko Haram abduct some 25-60 more women and girls. The Islamic terrorists who have taken over much of Northeastern Nigeria have once again attacked two...
  • BBOG is still in the thoughts & prayers of a nation
    'Bring Back Our Girls' has not been forgotten
    The campaign was started back in May of this year when over 200 Nigerian girls were abducted from their boarding school and were reported to be sold as brides for $ 12 each. Parents were frantic and needed assistance to “Bring Back Our Girls...
  • Conflict prevents humanitarian aid in Central African Republic
    Central African Republic: war prevents food from reaching hungry
    Armed groups in the Central African Republic continue to wage war. United Nations peacekeeping soldiers have even come under attack. A recent ambush in the capital Bangui claimed the life of one Pakistani UN peacekeeper.The UN World Food Programme...
  • WFP a key player in Ebola response
    WFP a key player in fighting Ebola virus
    A flight is en route today from Italy to Liberia, bringing supplies to fight the deadly Ebola virus. Water tanks, washing units, protective gear, health kits are all being delivered to West Africa by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).As the...
  • Rep. Robert Hurt
    Virginia Congressman Robert Hurt discusses Africa policy, Ebola threat, and AGOA
    At a campaign stop in Charlottesville on October 8, U.S. Representative Robert Hurt talked to reporters about a wide range of political topics and policy issues.He answered questions posed by the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner about foreign...
  • Challenges to the family in Africa, Global South discussed today
    Challenges to the family in Africa, Global South discussed today
    The Synod Fathers at the extraordinary session of the Synod of Bishops meeting to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family in the Vatican have today held a frank discussion about the situation of the family in Africa, a place where the...
  • WFP bringing in supplies to South Sudan
    Dry season critical for aid groups in South Sudan
    The United Nations says that a "key window of opportunity" for hunger relief is coming in South Sudan. This is when the dry season arrives, starting around November.During the rainy season, most roads in South Sudan become impassable. In...
  • WFP treats malnutrition in South Sudan
    Violence and hunger continue in South Sudan
    The United Nations, in a report released yesterday, says fighting is limiting the reach of humanitarian aid in South Sudan. Malnutrition is also severe in numerous counties in the war-torn nation.Attacks and cattle raids were said to take place in...
  • Food aid crucial to Ebola response
    Ike's Food for Peace fights Ebola virus
    A program that started way back in the Eisenhower administration has a role in today's Ebola virus response. The U.S. Food for Peace initiative is fighting hunger in the nations most impacted by the deadly outbreak.The West African nations of...
  • Healing Darfur with School Feeding
    Healing Darfur, Sudan with school meals
    How do you build peace in Darfur and throughout Sudan? This year alone has seen almost 400,000 people displaced by fighting between the government and rebel groups. Conflict between tribes has added to the chaos.Fighting over access to scarce...
  • WFP at the frontlines of Ebola crisis
    Hunger also threatens Ebola countries
    In the Ebola-afflicted nations of West Africa, hunger is also threatening the population. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been called to action.To fight the Ebola virus outbreak, which has claimed over 3000 lives, WFP is playing several...
  • Food shortages in South Sudan
    UNICEF-WFP missions save lives in South Sudan
    UNICEF and the World Food Programme reached a milestone today in war-torn South Sudan. The two UN relief agencies finished their 25th joint mission, saving the lives of war victims.They are called Rapid Response teams because it's a race...
  • 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...