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United States gives Ethiopia $91 million in drought aid for food and medicine

The United States will provide an additional $91 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia to cope with a third straight year of drought, the top U.S. official in charge of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

14 killed as soldiers clash over drought food aid in Somalia

At least 14 people, most of them civilians, were killed Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia’s southwestern city of Baidoa, where tens of thousands of people …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

South Sudan blocking desperately needed food aid, U.N. officials say

South Sudan’s government is blocking desperately needed food aid and restricting United Nations peacekeepers, according to a confidential report by the U.N. secretary-general and a statement by a top U.N. …


Food aid reduction likely to increase demand at food banks

Regional food banks anticipate needing more food by month’s end as the national food aid program’s temporary expansion ends. The 7 percent reduction in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, once …


McMorris Rodgers explains food aid cut

A farm bill approved last week in the U.S. House of Representatives divorcing agriculture subsidies from food aid to the poor was designed to speed up the legislative process, Rep. …