28 September 2011
UN agencies and their aid partners on Tuesday appealed for US$ 18.3 million to help tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees, who fled to western Ethiopia to escape violence in Sudan’s Blue Nile state. PANA reported that the joint appeal by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and their partner agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is intended to help up to 35,000 refugees.
23 September 2011
One of the commitments announced at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative is a public-private partnership between Pepsico, USAID, and the World Food Programme to “dramatically increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia.”
20 September 2011
PepsiCo, along with the UN World Food Programme and USAID, has launched Enterprise EthioPEA, a program aimed to increase chickpea production in Ethiopia. If project goes well, according to the company, it "has the potential to reduce famine in Africa over the long term."
19 September 2011
(..) And in concert with the World Food Programme, PepsiCo will also develop a chickpea-based food supplement to target malnourished children in Ethiopia. (..) "What's different about this is that the need on the humanitarian side is dovetailing so perfectly with the business plan on the corporate side," said Nancy Roman, the World Food Programme's director for private partnerships.
19 September 2011
PepsiCo will announce a new venture on Wednesday aimed at increasing its access to chick peas, which play an increasing role in its food products, and expanding production of the crop in Ethiopia. The company’s partners, the World Food Program and the United States Agency for International Development, or Usaid, say the project has the potential to reduce famine in Africa over the long term. “If it works as we believe it will, it will go a long, long way towards improving nutrition and hunger there,” said Nancy E. Roman, director of public policy and private partnerships at the World Food Program.
5 September 2011
United Nations agencies are mobilizing to assist at some 20,000 people who have fled the fighting in Sudan’s Blue Nile state and arrived in neighbouring Ethiopia. (..) In addition, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is providing water bladders and medical supplies while the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is sending food urgently to the area.
18 August 2011
Images of Ethiopia's leafy, green vegetation may not match everyone's idea of what a drought should look like but this is the other face of the catastrophe affecting millions in the region.(..)The World Food Program (WFP) says it is assisting 3.7 million people in Ethiopia, mostly affected by drought, with up to 15 million people affected in the Horn of Africa as a whole. But the needs are very different region to region says Natasha Scripture from the WFP in Ethiopia.
17 August 2011
Malnourished children are flocking into feeding centers in this forested corner of southern Ethiopia after a drought in East Africa extended into this normally fertile region.(..)People without food aid will "definitely be in trouble," World Food Program officer Yohannes Desta said. "Do these people have enough resilience to survive? I don't think so."
10 August 2011
The word 'drought' conjures up images of parched earth and barren plains, which is the situation that flat, coastal African countries such as Somalia and Djibouti are currently facing. (..) 'Everything looks green, but there is nothing suitable for human consumption,' says Melese Awoke of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Addis Ababa.
10 August 2011
Shundure Tekamo faces a tough choice — stay with her severely malnourished son in hospital, or return home in the desperate search for food for her five other children. (..) The UN World Food Program runs a "safety net program," a five-year scheme that provides food and cash in exchange for labour.
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