The U.N. and other aid agencies scrambled to step up relief as Israel and Hamas began a four-day truce.
The food on our tables often comes with high, unseen costs to our health, environment and society, a new FAO report finds.
Despite some aid trickling into Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing, needs are soaring as tensions flare that could cause the Israel-Hamas war to spread to other countries.
Aid groups call for humanitarian corridor and respect for rules of war as Israel-Hamas war escalates
Officials say civilians' basic needs and protections must be upheld in accord with international humanitarian law.
Its new analysis shows each 1% cut in aid to its US$5.2 billion annual budget could push 400,000 people toward starvation.
The ship-to-ship transfer extracted as much of the 1.14 million barrels of oil as possible, leaving under 2% aboard.
The conflict has pushed over 20 million people into severe acute hunger, including 6.3 million a step away from famine.
Without U.N. intervention, the tanker could have released as much as four times the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez in 1989.
The U.N. confirmed at least 17,000 metric tons of food – enough to feed more than half a million people – were taken.
Sudan's unraveling forced humanitarian aid organizations, including those with staff killed by fighting, to suspend operations, despite millions of civilians in great need.
An estimated 15 million people among Sudan's 46.7 million population are facing acute food insecurity, according to WFP.
Closing the gender gap in productivity and wages would increase global GDP by nearly $1 trillion and reduce the number of food-insecure people by 45 million, FAO reports.
The stranded supertanker FSO Safer has been moored off the coast of Yemen – toward the end of a pipeline to the oil and gas fields near Marib city – and nearly sank in 2020.
McCain represents a seemingly bygone era of American bipartisanship as both a close political ally of Democratic U.S. President Joe Biden and the widow of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee.
The new U.N. report blamed the “5F” crisis – a combined lack of feed, fertilizer, financing, food and fuel – for the growing hunger, lack of nutrition and associated medical issues in the region due to conflicts, climate and other factors.
The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan disputed the Taliban-controlled bank's portrayal of US$40 million in aid as if it had some say over the cash. UNAMA said it alone distributes the stacks of dollars pictured in the bank's tweet.