Afghan families receive food aid distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Herat, Afghanistan, last December. Photograph:  Jalil Rezayee/EPA

The relationship between hunger and war is a self-reinforcing and vicious cycle – while war and conflict may plunge civilians caught up by them into f(...)

Villagers in systemic queues as they wait to receive food rations at a village in Ayod county, South Sudan when World Food Programme (WFP) have  carried out a food drop of grain and supplementary aid earlier this year. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/ Getty Images

The UN’s World Food Programme has won the Nobel Peace Prize, in a strong endorsement of multilateralism after US president Donald Trump questioned the(...)

Up to 270 million more people will go hungry in 2020 because of disruptions to harvests and supply chains, Christian Aid warns.

Developing countries are struggling to meet the costs of Covid-19, according to charity Christian Aid. And it says the money such countries are losing(...)

Buildings destroyed by prior bombardment in the town of Ariha in Syria’s rebel-held northwestern Idlib province. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty

Nearly half of Syria’s 20 million people go to bed hungry, World Food Programme chief David Beasley has said ahead of an EU-hosted pledging conference(...)

Syrian president Bashar Assad: likely to be particularly concerned about Sweida, a byword for kidnappings, murders and robberies.  Photograph: Sana via AP

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has fired prime minister Imad Khamis as the country’s war- and sanctions-battered economy continues its downward slid(...)

Yemeni policemen prevent people on a motorcycle entering a neighbourhood during an emergency curfew arising from the coronavirus pandemic, in Sanaa. Photograph: Yahya Arhab

Fearing a coronavirus outbreak in crisis-ridden Yemen, the United Nations Security Council has issued another urgent call for a ceasefire. During a (...)

Migrant workers, who were stranded in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, India due to the lockdown, huddle to receive biscuit packets distributed by police. Photograph:  Reuters/Jitendra Prakash

Gopal Das has laboured on construction sites in Mumbai for nearly two decades, helping build the office towers of India’s bustling financial capital. (...)

People shelter under a tree as locusts take flight in Laisamis, Kenya: swarms are likely to disrupt agricultural production and supply routes, leaving millions hungry. Photograph: Khadija Farah/New York Times

A new generation of desert locusts is spreading across east Africa, posing a significant threat to food supplies across the region. Aid organisation(...)

A nurse and a trainer are pictured during a training session for operating ventilators, recently provided by the World Health Organisation, for the intensive care ward of a hospital allocated for coronavirus patients in preparation for any possible spread of the disease, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/ Reuters

It has rightly been described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. A war targeting civilians and hospitals, widespread hunger, disease and pove(...)

Yongo Lydia (29), a refugee from Juba, South Sudan. She described her journey to Uganda in three words: ‘trauma, pain, tears.’ Photograph: Christine Onzia Wani

For hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda debating whether to stay put or return home, a new series of potentially deadly conside(...)

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