World Food Program

World Food Prices Edge Up in October: FAO

By Isla Binnie ROME, Nov 10 – World food prices edged up in October to continue an upward trend since January, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, adding that prospects for global cereal output had improved. Barring a slight dip in July, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index has steadily

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Famine Threatens Half of Yemen: WFP

By Abdulrahman al-Ansi SANAA, March 23 – Nearly half of Yemen’s 22 provinces on the verge of famine as result of the war there and more than 13 million people need food aid, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) says. Aid groups have blamed curbs imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on access to Houthi-controlled ports

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Syria Aid Charities Urge Cameron to Help Them Navigate Anti-Terror Laws

By Tom Esslemont LONDON, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The British government must do more to reduce the negative impact of anti-terror laws on Syrians’ access to crucial humanitarian supplies, charities said on Sunday. In a letter to the prime minister, David Cameron, 12 UK-based aid organizations said “ambiguous” legislation was slowing down or

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