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  US warns Syria over 'mass hunger'
  UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

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Mar.10   UN
  The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid 'a catastrophe'

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Oct.18   Washington
  The US has urged the Syrian government to allow immediate aid convoys to starving civilians cut off in rebel-held suburbs of Damascus

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Sep.14   UN

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Oct.15   UN
  World Food Programme: The global economic crisis has caused a spike in world hunger that has left more than a billion undernourished
Sep.16   UN UN World Food Program issues appeal  The program appealed for $3 billion in donations, blaming the world economic crisis for a surge in demand and a drop in donations Jun.19   UN World hunger 'hits one billion'
  One billion people throughout the world suffer from hunger, a number which has increased by 100 million because of the global financial crisis

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Jun.12   UN Security Council Zimbabwe is worsening, UN warns
  Briefing the security Council, the top UN humanitarian official says up to four million people - a third of the population - needing aid May.22   UN U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food
  The world's poorest countries could pay 40% more for food this year than they did last year because of rising prices
Feb.25   UN UN warns over food aid rationing   The director of the World Food Program has said it is considering plans to ration food aid because of rising prices and a shortage of funds

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Dec.3   UN   UN says Somalia needs more help  UN's humanitarian affairs chief, John Holmes: The international response to the crisis in Somalia has been inadequate

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Feb.20   UN U.N.: 11 million in Africa may starve  As many as 11 million people are threatened with starvation across east Africa because of a drought and conflict

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Jul.20   UN   World 'ignores' Niger food crisis
  The UN top aid official has accused the international community of neglecting the crisis Jan.8   UN   UN upbeat on tsunami hunger aid
  World Food Programme is optimistic that none of the survivors of the Asian tsunami will lose their lives to hunger

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