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Agencies: 3.8 million Nigerians may face acute food shortage

Global food agencies have warned against impending food shortage that could affect 3.8 million people in 16 northern states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

UN: Two million children in Congo at risk of starvation

The UN on Friday warned that two million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition if they do not get the aid they need.

Governor Shettima: We accord priority to agriculture transformation to end insurgency

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno says his administration accords priority to agriculture transformation to fight poverty and end insurgency.

UN: Seven million people in S/Sudan at risk of severe food insecurity

Three UN agencies on Monday warned that seven million people in South Sudan, almost two-thirds of the population, could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access.

Five refugees killed in Rwanda as police end food riot

Five Congolese refugees were killed and more than 20 injured when Rwandan police broke up a crowd demonstrating against a cut in food rations, police said Friday.

WFP: We spent over $126m on food in Nigeria in 2017

Representative and Country Director of World Food Programme (WFP) in Nigeria, Myrta Kaulard, has revealed that the WFP has spent over $126M on food aid to Nigeria and also provided food assistance to over 1.1 million Nigerians in the North-East.

Ugandan govt suspends senior officials suspected in relief aid scandal

The Ugandan Government has suspended five officials, including a senior technocrat, following UN allegations of possible fraud in the management of relief aid to the East African country, home to about 1.5 million refugees.

Over 300,000 displaced Nigerians taking refuge in Cameroon, Chad, Niger – Zainab Ahmad

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmad, on Monday, says no fewer than 300, 000 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are taking refuge in Cameroon, Chad and Niger republics.

UN urges Uganda to probe refugee trafficking, corruption

Uganda must investigate allegations of "human trafficking" and corruption in refugee camps, the UN's top official in the country told AFP on Monday.

16 conflict-torn states have food shortages – UN

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have informed the UN Security Council (UNSC) about food shortages in 16 countries and one transboundary area ravaged by conflicts, the WFP said in a Monday statement.

Violence, displacement, hunger’ll drive record humanitarian needs in 2018 – UN

The United Nations says violence, displacement and hunger will drive record humanitarian needs in 2018, with nearly 136 million people worldwide in need of aid.

UN condemns repeated attacks on its aid convoy by Boko Haram

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has condemned the persistent deadly ambush on convoy carrying humanitarian food supplies for conflict-affected persons in Nigeria’s North East.

Nigeria Army, UN disagree on death of four killed by Boko Haram in Borno

Nigerian Army and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday disagreed over the killing of four persons and food trucks hijacked when suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a WFP aid convoy in Ngala, Borno State.

No civilian killed in Boko Haram attack on WFP’s convoy – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents against the World Food Programme (WFP’s) trucks on Saturday.

Boko Haram kills four truck drivers, abducts three others in Borno

A convoy of supplying trucks alleged to be of the United Nations World Food Programme carrying IDP foods on their way to Gamboru Ngala, came under attack at the weekend around Musuni village in northern Borno State.

NGO, WFP, FAO train 108 disabled persons in Borno

A Borno-based NGO, Damnaish Human Capacity Building Initiative (DHCBI), said it had trained 108 disabled persons affected by the Boko Haram insurgency on various trades in the state.

UN appeals for aid to save starving Congolese

The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai.

WFP appeals for $62m for refugees in Uganda

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for 62 million U.S. dollars to deal with the refugee influx in Uganda over the next six months.

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