Stiff sentences in U.N. worker's death

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Five men convicted in the 2008 slaying of a U.N. worker in Kenya were sentenced to 56 years each in prison, the United Nations said Wednesday.

U.N. begins food airlifts to Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 27 (UPI) -- Airlifts of food to famine-stricken Somalia were beginning Wednesday, the U.N. World Food Program said.

Food crisis looms in Horn of Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 4 (UPI) -- The number of people who may need emergency food assistance in the Horn of Africa could grow if spring rains are low, the World Food Program warned.
WFP hails work of women in fighting hunger

WFP hails work of women in fighting hunger

PARIS, March 8 (UPI) -- Women are the "secret weapon" in the global fight against hunger as they make up most of the world's farming workforce, the World Food Program said.
Libyans need food, WFP says

Libyans need food, WFP says

ROME, March 4 (UPI) -- The World Food Program said from Rome that it needed open humanitarian corridors to deliver much needed food aid to the Libyan people.

Food, medical aid flocks to Libya

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 1 (UPI) -- With food aid on its way, the International Committee of the Red Cross said it's "absolutely vital" that displaced Libyans get the aid they need.

WFP warns of rising food insecurity

ROME, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Turmoil across the Middle East in conjunction with a steady rise in food prices serves as a warning about food security, the World Food Program said.

Kenya faces drought and less food aid

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Drought-wracked Kenya still urgently needs food aid and a U.N. official said Friday a shortage of donations will reduce monthly rations.

Agency seeks $3 billion to feed hungry

LONDON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The U.N. World Food Program says it needs an immediate donation of $3 billion to avoid cutting its services around the world.

U.N. aid worker killed in Somalia

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday one of its staff was gunned down while monitoring a school feeding program in the southern part of Somalia.

Commentary: FedEx to the bottom billion

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Food, fuel and financial crises intersected in a silent tsunami that created 20 million "desperately hungry." The World Food Program doesn't worry about Wall Street and Main Street. Its "Green Berets" are embedded in places with no street.

Fast-food giant gives $80M to feed hungry

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The operator of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken committed $80 million to help feed schoolchildren worldwide, the United Nations said Friday.

Commentary: Malthus the canary

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Last month’s G8 summit in Japan already has been overtaken by events in Geneva this week. India and China flexed their global muscles to demonstrate America’s waning ability to impose global trade rules. They pulled the plug on the much-heralded Doha Round of trade talks under way for the past seven years.

Food export bans feeds problems, some say

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 30 (UPI) -- Grain export bans enacted by India, Vietnam, China, Bolivia and other countries are only partly effective in holding down prices, experts said.

Commentary: Not by bread alone

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Food riots suddenly erupted widely. Links with the subprime mortgage crisis dubbed the global upheaval the Perfect Storm.
What food crisis?

What food crisis?

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- The world food crisis is partly supply and demand, partly government meddling but mainly a lack of logical planning.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Rising prices threaten global stability

UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (UPI) -- The United Nations says the surge in food prices around the world could lead to massive unrest and instability.

U.N. food program seeks $500M

UNITED NATIONS, March 25 (UPI) -- A United Nations food program has issued an emergency appeal for donations as the amount of food aid sent abroad from the United States is plunging.
Celebs donate $500,000 for aid to Darfur

Celebs donate $500,000 for aid to Darfur

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- A humanitarian organization founded by several Hollywood stars has donated $500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme Humanitarian Air Service.
Barrymore donates $1M to charity

Barrymore donates $1M to charity

CHICAGO, March 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore has announced on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" she is donating $1 million to help the United Nations World Food Program.

The coming food crisis

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Forget the oil crisis. Wheat at $24 and rationing of food aid while stocks are at historic lows means the one to watch is the coming food crisis.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Food needed for Iraqis in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The United Nations is asking the international community for help in providing food for tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees living in Syria.

U.N. food agency plans Bangladesh program

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it will undertake a $22 million, six-month plan to provide emergency aid to Bangladesh residents affected by the recent cyclone.