Rice-stock estimates for several countries including China may not be accurate due to a lack of reliable data on consumption and post-harvest losses, according to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization.
Malawi’s economic recovery is facing a threat from a drop in tobacco output and corn production with almost 2 million people facing food insecurity, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.
Regional leaders gathered in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to discuss the rebel capture of Goma and other towns in eastern Congo as United Nations peacekeepers sought to halt their advance in the resource-rich region.
The World Food Programme provided emergency food rations to about 81,000 displaced people in and near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, after fighting in the region prompted residents to flee.
The World Food Programme said it will resume food aid to about 240,000 people in the Southern Sudan states of Lakes and Jonglei, a month after government troops confiscated a food shipment to Lakes and a WFP driver was killed in Jonglei.