Aug 05, 2012 07:03 EDT
A Sudanese driver for the World Food Programme has been shot dead in war-torn South Kordofan state, the UN agency said on Sunday.
Aug 04, 2012 06:19 EDT
Floods which hit parts of North Korea in recent weeks killed 169 people and left 400 missing, the state news agency said Saturday, sharply updating earlier casualty figures.
Aug 04, 2012 02:25 EDT
The World Food Programme has said it is sending a first shipment of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas of North Korea, where torrential rain has killed scores of people and inundated cropland.
Aug 03, 2012 14:08 EDT
The international community must help resolve the "forgotten crisis" in Mali or risk seeing the situation spiral out of control into neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency chief said Friday.
Aug 02, 2012 23:48 EDT
Australia's conservative opposition on Friday earmarked tighter scrutiny of foreign investment in agriculture as a priority if the party is elected to government next year as recent polls suggest.
Aug 02, 2012 22:31 EDT
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has met a leading Chinese official in Pyongyang, state media said Friday, his first reception of a senior foreign guest since taking power last December.
Aug 02, 2012 16:46 EDT
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un met with a senior Chinese official late Thursday to discuss closer ties with its main ally Beijing, state media said.
Aug 02, 2012 07:25 EDT
Three million Syrians need food, crop and livestock assistance due to the conflict, the United Nations food aid agencies said Thursday, citing a report by the UN and the Syrian government.
Aug 02, 2012 05:37 EDT
Three million Syrians need food, crops and livestock assistance, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said Thursday, citing a survey by the United Nations and the Syrian government.
Aug 02, 2012 03:58 EDT
Tens of thousands of flood-hit North Korean families urgently need clean drinking water to prevent disease outbreaks, UN agencies said Thursday.
Aug 02, 2012 00:40 EDT
The Red Cross said Thursday it had allocated almost $308,000 for victims of North Korea's floods and storms, after state media reported 119 deaths and major crop damage in the food-scarce nation.
Aug 01, 2012 12:46 EDT
Severe storms in North Korea have pushed the death toll from bad weather this month up to at least 119, state media reported Wednesday, as an aid group said those affected urgently needed help.
Aug 01, 2012 03:57 EDT
North Koreans hit by recent deadly floods badly need drinking water, food and medical assistance, an aid group said Wednesday after official media had reported 88 dead and nearly 63,000 homeless.
Jul 31, 2012 12:44 EDT
United Nations teams were heading for flood-hit areas of North Korea to assess possible aid, a UN official said Tuesday, after Pyongyang reported scores dead and tens of thousands homeless.
Jul 31, 2012 03:35 EDT
A United Nations team will visit flood-hit areas of North Korea to consider possible aid, a UN official said Tuesday after Pyongyang reported scores dead and tens of thousands homeless.
Jul 31, 2012 01:03 EDT
A United Nations team will visit flood-hit areas of North Korea to consider possible aid, a UN official said on Tuesday after Pyongyang reported scores dead and tens of thousands homeless.
Jul 29, 2012 15:26 EDT
North Korea said Sunday it was being lashed by severe thunderstorms that could cause major damage, just days after flooding that killed scores and left tens of thousands homeless.
Jul 29, 2012 01:14 EDT
North Korea warned that more rainstorms will hit the country's north and western coastal regions this week, after recent flooding killed 88 people and left tens of thousands homeless.
Jul 28, 2012 09:52 EDT
Flooding across impoverished North Korea this month has killed 88 people, left tens of thousands homeless and devastated swathes of farmland, state media said Saturday.
Jul 27, 2012 05:31 EDT
About 1.6 million of Zimbabwe's estimated 12 million people will need food aid during the peak of the dry season due to poor harvests, the UN World Food Programme said Friday.