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The report, “What makes urban food policy happen?”, features case studies from five cities on four continents.

An updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) was released in June, highlighting that food security has deteriorated further in South Sudan.

Baringo residents have pleaded for relief food as the drought persists. They have requested the government to help as thousands starve.

The county is headed for a major food crisis if the dry spell, which has ravaged many parts of the North Rift persists.

The number of hungry people in the world is rising again after years of decline, as millions suffer from the combined effects of conflict and climate change, the head of the UN food agency said on

Disruptions caused by weather, conflict or politics at one of those so-called “chokepoints” could limit food supplies and push up prices, the study by British think-tank Chatham House warned.

The ongoing drought in the Horn and southern African countries and armyworms invasion, pose a major food security threat to the continent, official said.

Only three of Africa’s 54 countries are considered to have low levels of hunger, says a Global Hunger Index update released in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Government of India (GoI) began to roll-out Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) in lieu of food rations provided through the Public Distribution System (PDS) in three Union Territories (UTs), i.e. Chandigarh (CDG), Puducherry (PDY), and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH), in September 2015.

Armed conflict combined with prolonged drought has put about 20 million people at risk of starvation and death in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and northern Nigeria.

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