30 September 2009
A Bangladeshi farmer who killed more than 80,000 rodents this year won a colour television on Wednesday as he was crowned the country's champion rat killer of 2009, officials said. (..) The UN's World Food Programme distributed food aid to 120,000 people for four months after the invasion forced affected tribal people to live on wild roots.
25 September 2009
Shuili and her one-year-old daughter are among the 3.5 million people who every year fall victim to Monga, a seasonal famine that affects the north-western flood plains of Bangladesh. Without the weekly ration provided by the World Food Programme (WPF), Shuili and many others who are poverty-stricken would face starvation.
18 September 2009
Millions of impoverished Bangladeshis are barely sustaining a hand-to-mouth existence that would be wrenched from their grasp by any fresh "economic shock," according to the UN food aid agency. World Food Programme (WFP) country head John Aylieff said two million children aged under five in Bangladesh are suffering from acute malnutrition, which by World Health Organization standards represents a "nutritional emergency."
14 September 2009
Rural mothers in Bangladesh lack adequate knowledge about malnutrition risk factors, say experts.
Forty-one percent of children under five are underweight and 43 percent are stunted due to malnutrition, the latest Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) reports.
8 September 2009
The government has allocated 1.08 lakh tonnes of rice for distribution among 1.76 crore people under a special Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme to ease sufferings of the poor during the holy month of Ramzan. (..) World Food Programme estimates that about 65 million people here consume less than the minimum recommended amount of food.
7 September 2009
The HJ Heinz company foundation announced that it will sponsor a nutrition mapping project conducted by the World Food Program (WFP) in Bangladesh, which will result in a comprehensive strategy for addressing that country's nutritional deficiencies in an efficient and sustainable manner.
1 September 2009
The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation announced today that it will sponsor a nutrition mapping project conducted by the World Food Program (WFP) in Bangladesh, which will result in a comprehensive strategy for addressing that country’s nutritional deficiencies in an efficient and sustainable manner.
1 September 2009
There have been mixed reactions to a private-public partnership to popularize a nutritional supplement known to reduce the incidence of anaemia in infants and young children. (..). Bangladesh has two million children aged six months to five years suffering from acute malnutrition because of poverty, badly-balanced diets and poor infant-feeding practices, according to a recent study by the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the government's Institute of Public Health Nutrition.
26 August 2009
The government has initiated a move to create a comprehensive database on social safety-net programmes to streamline the distribution of its resources allocated for the purposes, official sources said.
"We have started the process of establishing a comprehensive database on the government's entire social safety-net schemes," a senior food and disaster ministry official said.
The authorities have taken up the initiative with technical support from World Food Programme (WFP), said the official.
12 August 2009
Australia on Tuesday confirmed a further 2 million Australian dollars (about 1.67 million U.S. dollars) to Bangladesh to support the ongoing emergency operation of World Food Program (WFP) to address the impact of increased food prices on the country's poorest people.
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