ROME - U.N. food agencies said Wednesday that 166 million people in 22 countries suffer chronic hunger or difficulty finding enough to eat as a result of what they called protracted food crises.
JUBA, Sudan - The army of Southern Sudan has been looting food convoys and carrying out other attacks on aid groups, officials of those groups alleged, and a top military officer warned Tuesday that the humanitarian groups could be expelled if the complaints get too "harsh." The aid community in Southern Sudan documented 80 incidents of obstruction, vehicle hijackings or harassment of aid staff by southern troops since February.
JUBA, Sudan - Aid officials say Southern Sudanese troops are behind a spike in attacks on humanitarian workers, including the looting of food.
JUBA, Sudan - The government of Southern Sudan wants 1.5 million southerners who fled to the country's north during the country's long civil war to return home before a crucial referendum that could split the oil-rich south from the north.
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations urged Sudanese authorities on Tuesday to allow humanitarian organizations access to a Darfur refugee camp which has been closed to aid agencies for more than a week following an outbreak of violence.
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- Kyrgyz humanitarian crisis enters new phase
- US, Russia to coordinate on aid for Kyrgyzstan
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- Uzbek refugees trickle home amid relative calm
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- Israeli forces board Gaza-bound aid vessel
- Israel says forces have not taken over aid boat
- Gaza-bound aid vessel tailed by Israeli warships
- Activist: Aid ship nears Palestinian territory
- Israel vows to stop aid ship as it approaches Gaza
- Turkish activists land in Istanbul following raid
- Turkish activist planes land Istanbul
- Israeli PM: Gaza blockade prevents rocket attacks
- Israel: 5 planes take off with flotilla activists
- Israeli prime minister defends Gaza blockade
- Walking fine line, US doesn't condemn Israeli raid
- Turkish PM calls Israeli ship raid a 'massacre'
- UN calls for impartial probe of Israeli raid
- Wife: Israel sending American on seized ship home
- Arabs demand independent probe of Israeli raid
- Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla, 2 dead
- Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla
- Israeli ships stalk pro-Palestinian aid flotilla
- Pro-Palestinian aid flotilla sets sail for Gaza
- UN refugee chief: Security worse in Afghanistan
- Kyrgyzstan interim leader says US base will stay
- UN official slams report on Somalia food diversion
- Mass. rights group faults Bangladesh on refugees
- Somali Islamists ban UN food from rebel-held areas
- UN says US aid restrictions hurting hungry Somalis
- UN appeals for $538M in Pakistan humanitarian aid
- UN stops food aid to 1 million in southern Somalia