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New York, Aug 16(Just Earth News): Food assistance will be provided to food insecure people displaced by conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the United Nations food agency. more
Food prices surge in July; UN agriculture agency cites cereals, sugar and dairy as main drivers

New York, Aug 3(Just Earth News): Driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the United Nations ...

Drought in DPR Korea threatens food supply during ongoing lean season

New York, July 20(Just Earth News): Amid the worst drought in nearly two decades in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations agricultural agency is calling for emergency ...

Cost of feeding hungry world surging due to conflicts and instability – UN agency

New York, July 20(Just Earth News): Improved aid access, strengthened resilience and advances in food system networks could provide as much as $3.5 billion in annual cost savings at a time w ...

UN food standards body kicks off session by tackling arsenic in rice, pesticide residues

New York, July 18(Just Earth News): A United Nations standards-setting body on Monday adopted a number of decisions to ensure food safety, including maximum residue limits for a range of dru ...

UN warns of worsening hunger in East Africa amid third consecutive failed rainy season

New York, July 15 (Just Earth News): The third consecutive failed rainy season in East Africa has seriously eroded families' resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is requir ...

Despite some humanitarian progress in Eritrea, UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hunger

New York, July 14(Just Earth News): The humanitarian situation in Eritrea – which is quite isolated and off the media radars – is “on a positive trajectory” but international donors ...

Monthly global food price index up 1.4 per cent; cereal stocks set to hit new record, says UN agency

New York, July 6(Just Earth News): Rising prices of cereals, meat and dairy products have pushed the global food price index up by 1.4 per cent compared to last month and 7.0 per cent compar ...

Turning national pledges into action crucial in fight against hunger, stresses head of UN agency

New York, July 4(Just Earth News): Highlighting that the number of people going hungry across the world has increased since 2015, threatening to undo years of progress, the head of the Unite ...

As South Sudan famine ebbs, millions still face 'extreme hunger on the edge of a cliff' – UN

New York, June 22(Just Earth News): While famine has eased in South Sudan, the situation across the crisis-torn country remains dire, as the number of people struggling to find food each day ...