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Official: South Korea gives largest food, aid donation to North Korea since 2008

South Korea says it has provided its largest food and aid donation since 2008 to the U.N. aid programme in North Korea, officials said on Wednesday, amid warnings that millions of dollars more is needed to make up for food shortages.
Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique after Comoros

First death as Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique

A powerful cyclone smashed into northern Mozambique, leaving one person dead on Friday, barely a month after a super-storm slammed into the country's centre, devastating the area and leaving hundreds dead.
A fallen tree is pictured on April 25, 2019 in Moroni after tropical storm Kenneth hit Comoros before heading to recently cyclone-ravaged Mozambique. – Cyclone Kenneth passed the Indian Ocean archipelago nation Comoros today but its effects, including high winds and heavy rains, were still being felt, the country’s Meteorological Office wrote on Facebook. (Photo by Ibrahim YOUSSOUF / AFP)

Mozambique braces for cyclone Kenneth

Mozambique was bracing for a powerful cyclone to make landfall on Thursday, just one month after another cyclone devastated the country and neighbouring Zimbabwe leaving more than 1,000 dead.

Report: 113 million people suffered acute hunger in 2018

No fewer than 113 million people were affected in 2018 by very serious food shortages, including famine, a report by the European Union and two United Nations agencies said on Tuesday.

Malnutrition: INP+ close-out project in Borno, Yobe

The Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to Humanitarian Crisis, including Multisectorial Pilot (INP+) in Borno and Yobe, has officially closed out its programme after three years.

Japan partners with WFP to build resilience of conflict-affected Nigerians

The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the Government of Japan that will provide life-changing support to people and communities affected by insecurity in northeastern Nigeria.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.
A man removes a stone as mud fills the interior of a household in Chiminimani on March 19, 2019, after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. PHOTO - ZINYANGE AUNTONY - AFP

Death toll from Mozambique, Zimbabwe floods exceeds 300

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 on Tuesday as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid.
Ugandan Police IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura as country sets to begin probe into UN food relief after 3 deaths

Uganda probes UN relief food after 3 deaths – police

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme (WFP) after three people died and more than 150 others became sick in recent days, police said.
Ethiopian Airlines

Number of UN officials killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash rises to 21

The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation.
Ethiopian Airlines

Nigerian among 19 UN officials perished in ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Apart from Canada-based professor of Literary Arts, Carleton University, Pius Adesanmi, who died carrying a Canadian passport, the other Nigerian, Abiodun Bashua, who had a UN passport, was among 19 UN officials who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.
North Korea said it would import 200,000 tonnes of food [Jacky Chen-Reuters]

North Korea warns of food crisis before Kim-Trump summit

North Korea has warned it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4m tonnes this year and has been forced to almost halve rations, blaming high temperatures, drought, floods and United Nations sanctions, according to a memo by Pyongyang's mission to the world body.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO distributes 150 cattle to farmers in Borno

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has distributed 150 cattle to re-settled farmers in Jere and Konduga Local Government Areas of Borno.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzanian president urges ministers to ‘take advantage’ of refugee crises

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday urged his ministers to "take advantage" of refugee crises and make money by selling food to international aid organisations.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills two Nigerian soldiers in ambush

At least two Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram jihadists targeting a civilian convoy close to the border with Cameroon, military and militia sources told AFP Friday.

WFP frowns at diversion of humanitarian food for hungry Yemenis

The World Food Programme (WFP) has shown disapproval of, and demanded an immediate end to, the stealing of food from hungry Yemenis after uncovering evidence that humanitarian food supplies were being diverted.
United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS)

UN airlifts 58,000 passengers from Nigeria in 2018

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) on Monday disclosed that it transported over 58,000 passengers by both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft between January and November 2018 in support of humanitarian efforts in Nigeria.
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UN humanitarian aircraft needs $7 million to sustain its operations

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) said it needed 7million dollar to sustain its operations through June 2019.

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