food assistance

Zimbabwe's NGO Crackdown Threatens Millions With Starvation

Article: Zimbabwe's NGO Crackdown Threatens Millions With Starvation

By Yamikani Mwando BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, June 13, 2008 (ENS) – Jason Mthombeni’s 77-year-old mother has been hungry for years – now she is likely to starve. She is one of the millions of Zimbabweans who will suffer as a result of President Robert Mugabe’s ban on the activities of aid agencies in the country –…

Bush Asks Congress for $770 Million in Emergency Food Aid

Article: Bush Asks Congress for $770 Million in Emergency Food Aid

WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2008 (ENS) – On Tuesday the United Nations Executive Board called for donations of $775 million in emergency funds to feed the 100 million of hungry people worldwide who are victims of skyrocketing food prices. On Thursday, President George W. Bush asked Congress to approve nearly that same amount to support…