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Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region before entering makeshift camps in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

UK aid agencies respond to East Africa hunger crisis

18/03/2017 11:03

Aid agencies are stepping up their efforts to help 16 million people facing starvation across East Africa. 

People in South Sudan's Unity State carry sacks of food distributed by UN World Food Programme

People in South Sudan's Unity State carry sacks of food distributed by UN World Food Programme

Pope Francis appeals for ‘suffering South Sudan’

22/02/2017 11:02

Pope Francis has appealed for the hard-hit people of South Sudan, “where a fratricidal conflict is compounded by a severe food crisis which condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children”

 

Archbishop Auza addresses United Nations General Assembly

Holy See's Permanent Observer speaks on world hunger.

Holy See speaks out over world hunger

25/10/2016 12:18

The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations has decried the fact that hundreds of millions of people still face hunger and undernourishment, in a speech given on Monday to the UN General Assembly.

 

Caritas Internationalis campaign to feed school children in drought stricken Zimbabwe. Photo by Isabel Corthier.

Caritas Internationalis campaign to feed school children in drought stricken Zimbabwe. Photo by Isabel Corthier.

Caritas feeding school children in drought-stricken Zimbabwe

27/09/2016 14:38

A Caritas campaign is struggling to provide assistance to the people of Zimbabwe, one of several Southern African countries affected by the El Niño weather system that’s led to unusual weather patterns and 21 million people in need of food aid.  

Pope Francis addresses the WFP

Pope Francis addresses the WFP

Pope: weapons circulate where food supplies are obstructed

13/06/2016 15:31

Pope Francis says it is a “strange paradox” that food often cannot get through to those suffering due to war but weapons can. He was speaking on Monday during his first visit to the World Food Program, the Rome-based United Nations agency that fights hunger.