Some 300 million children who depend on school meals are missing out due to closures triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Food Programme said Friday.
United Nations food chief David Beasley warned on Monday that a phased-suspension of food assistance in Yemen was likely to begin later this week over a diversion of aid and lack of independence in Houthi-controlled areas.
Rescuers in cyclone-hit Mozambique are desperately trying to save people stranded on small islands created by flood waters, the World Food Programme said on Wednesday, warning that continuing rains are making the situation worse.
The UN special envoy to Yemen on Monday said the urgency of accessing grain stores trapped in a frontline position in the port city of Hodeidah was increasing as the food was "at risk of rotting".
A UN aid group warned on Saturday that the humanitarian situation is "quite dire" at a desert refugee camp in Syria where thousands of people are stranded.
The UN warned Friday that shelling and air strikes in Yemen's Hodeida province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening its ability to feed 3.5 million "very hungry people."