Daily Archives: October 9, 2020

WFP Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Fighting Hunger

The World Food Program has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and to improve conditions for peace in conflict areas. The WFP said it was “deeply humbled” to have won. “This is an incredible recognition of the WFP family, working to end hunger every day in 80+ countries,” tweeted

Nobel Prize committee puts hunger as a war strategy on the international agenda

PAX congratulates World Food Programme (WFP) with the Nobel Peace Prize 2020. According to the Nobel Committee, the WFP not only contributes to the global fight against hunger, but also to stability and peace. “Acute hunger can often be traced back to armed conflict. Unintentionally, or on the contrary as a deliberate war strategy,” says

Open Society to Increase Commitment to Global COVID-19 Response

NEW YORK—As COVID-19 continues to devastate communities around the world, the Open Society Foundations today announced $70 million in global investments, focused on providing immediate relief for vulnerable communities and pushing back against government encroachment on political freedoms. The new commitment supports work by an array of local partners in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America

East Africa Market and Trade Update, September 2020

Highlights International maize, wheat and rice prices were generally on an upward trend in August in response to sustained export demand. Staple food prices in the region showed mixed trends; prices have increased in Burundi, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan; while they have decreased in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya, and remained stable in Djibouti.

Remarks by World Bank Group President David Malpass at the Mobilizing with Africa II Event

Thank you, Kristalina. I’d like to join you in welcoming UN Secretary-General Guterres, and all the Ministers and guests with us. And thank you to the IMF for co-hosting this event and for the continued close partnership between our institutions. These are unprecedented times, and in the six months since this group last gathered, the

East Africa – Desert Locust Crisis, Fact Sheet #7, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

• FAO expects desert locust infestations to persist across Ethiopia and Somalia through at least March 2021. • Yemen remains a reservoir for desert locust breeding, posing a continued threat to the Horn of Africa region. • Widespread breeding in Red Sea coastal areas of Eritrea and Sudan will substantially increase infestations in Eritrea in