Around 6.5 million people in Syria are in need of food and livelihoods support, and an additional 2.5 million others are at risk of food insecurity and need livelihoods support to strengthen their resilience.
With Africa said to be facing her worse food crisis since 1945, the Director-General of a United Nations agency, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has charged the continent’s leaders at an event in Japan, to tap into the Asian tiger’s high food safety, nutrition standards, and culture of healthy foods and diets in their fight to end hunger and improve nutrition.
Around eight million people in the North-East region of Nigeria are in need of assistance, a global humanitarian organisation that is committed to ending world hunger, Action Against Hunger, has said.
Global food prices rose in February, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 167.5 points, up 1.7 percent from January, in part driven up by sharp increases in dairy prices.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Saturday he would return home after a visit to Ecuador and called for new protests next week against President Nicolas Maduro, whose government had banned him from traveling abroad.