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he United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) appealed for greater attention to be focused on the food security situation in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly one third of the population is hungry…

The FAO warned today that a lack of funding is threatening its emergency operations in Chad, where two million people are at risk of hunger…

More than a month after the United Nations and its aid partners appealed for $34 million to respond to the food crisis in Guatemala, less than 10 per cent of that amount has been received…

… the United Nations’ $1.44 billion revised humanitarian appeal for [Haiti] is only 49 percent funded…