Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians

Port-au-Prince (AP) — The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people ...

UN says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The World Food Program says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage complicates efforts to rush aid to millions of people facing severe hunger. The U.N. agency’s country dir...

UN warns of mounting humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Ousmane Sawadogo, his wives and children recently fled their village in northern Burkina Faso because of growing extremist violence. After walking 200 kilometers (124 miles) to t...

Taiwan pledges more food relief to tumultuous Haiti

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will continue to provide food aid to Caribbean ally Haiti, which has seen months of unrest and desperately needs humanitarian assistance. In a briefing on Tuesda...

Taiwan ally Haiti pleads for humanitarian help

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Embattled Haitian President Jovenel Moïse is urging the world to pledge humanitarian aid to the Caribbean nation, which has been mired in months of anti-government pr...

WFP chief vows more 'aggressive' action on sexual harassment

CAIRO (AP) — The leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers in the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffer...

Mia Farrow visits Chad to promote new approach to hunger

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Groups of women had traveled for days to find care for their starving children in Chad, blankly staring in exhaustion and with little hope. But other women smiled, relieved to se...

UN food agency, Yemeni rebels reach deal to restore aid

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. food agency and Yemen's Houthi rebels say they have reached an agreement to resume food deliveries to rebel-controlled parts of Yemen after suspending the aid in June. ...

UN food chief says full food aid could be restored in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency says it has reached an "agreement in principle" to restore full food aid to rebel-controlled parts of Yemen after suspending the aid last month. ...

UN aid official: Yemeni rebels blocking food for thousands

CAIRO (AP) — A World Food Program spokesperson says Yemen's rebels have blocked a shipment meant to feed some 100,000 families in the war-torn nation that's been pushed to the brink of starvation. ...

UN food agency starts partial suspension of Yemen food aid

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. food agency says it has started a partial suspension of food aid in areas controlled by Yemen's rebels. The World Food Program says it is suspending its operati...

South Korea to provide 50,000 tons of rice aid to North Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea announced on Wednesday (June 19) that it is providing 50,000 tons of rice to drought-stricken North Korea via the World Food Program (WFP), for the first time ...

UN food agency accuses Yemen's Houthis of diverting food aid

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. food agency is accusing Yemen's Houthi rebels of diverting food from the war-torn country's hungriest people and is threatening to suspend food aid unless they immediate...

Record number of South Sudanese face critical lack of food

PRAGUE (AP) — A record number of people in South Sudan face a critical lack of food. A new report by the government and the United Nations says almost seven million people, or more than 60% of the pop...

Syria violence interrupts food distribution in some areas

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes have struck rebel-held towns and villages in the country's northwest as the World Food Program says weekslong violence has hampered some of its activities in the area. ...