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08 Feb 2007 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 9 February2007 (IRIN) - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has suggested major reforms in the way food aid is managed and distributed in its annual report.

"In many cases, food aid is used because it is the only available resource, not because it is the best solution to the problem at hand.

03 Dec 2002 description
report UN Security Council

40 Million People at Risk of Starvation, Says Head of World Food Programme;
More Consistent Humanitarian Funding, Investment in Agriculture Urgently Needed

11 Jul 2000 description

Minneapolis, July 11, 2000 -- Growing ethnic tensions, new infectious diseases, inadequate protection of internally displaced persons and politicization of humanitarian aid are among the challenges facing relief organizations in the post-Cold War era, a panel of experts told the American Refugee Committee (ARC).