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US Ambassador Cindy McCain to head UN World Food Program – Associated Press

U.S. Ambassador Cindy McCain was appointed Thursday to head the U.N. World Food Program, the world’s largest humanitarian organization which aims to help nearly 150 million people confronting conflicts, disasters and impacts of climate change this year. The appointment of McCain, widow of Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain. was jointly announced

World Hunger

UN: 2.3 billion people severely or moderately hungry in 2021 – Associated Press

The spike in food, fuel and fertilizer prices sparked by the war in Ukraine is threatening to push countries around the world into famine, bringing “global destabilization, starvation and mass migration on an unprecedented scale,” a top U.N. official warned Wednesday. David Beasley, head of the U.N. World Food Program, said its latest analysis shows

Ukraine Invasion

The AP Interview: UN food chief says Mariupol is starving

The head of the U.N. World Food Program said people are being “starved to death” in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, and he predicted the country’s humanitarian crisis is likely to worsen as Russia intensifies its assault in the coming weeks. WFP executive director David Beasley also warned in an interview Thursday with The

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