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22 Jan 2016 description
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El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries, WHO says

Geneva, 22 January 2016—The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.

25 Oct 2005 description
report British Red Cross

The British Red Cross has launched an urgent appeal today to help millions of people who are at risk of serious food shortages across southern Africa.

04 Oct 2005 description

4 October 2005, Johannesburg - South Africa will donate 140 million rand ($21.5 million) to FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) to support the agencies' operations in southern Africa, FAO/WFP announced today.

The donation is the third major contribution from South Africa to the UN agencies since 2003 and comes at a critical time in the gearing up phase of programmes ahead of the region's lean season, which starts as early as November in some countries.

FAO will receive 98 million rand ($15 million) for agricultural and livestock inputs, and WFP will get 35 million rand …