Hunger in the news

10 December 2010

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a donation of $3.9 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to improve the nutrition of Ghanaian women, children, and people living with HIV/AIDS. 9..) “Many Ghanaians have not been able to rebuild their lives after being struck by these successive crises,” said Ismail Omer, WFP Representative in Ghana. “The USAID contribution will help WFP provide a safety net of nutritional support to the most vulnerable populations.”

8 December 2010

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 3.9 million dollar to improve the nutrition of Ghanaians.

6 December 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has assured Ghanaians that despite the oil find, his administration will continue to give all the necessary support to boost agricultural production in the country. (..) President Mills said the buffer stock company had started yielding good results because it had purchased and stored 10,000 metric tons of paddy rice and about 32,000 metric tons of maize, some of which had been bought by the World Food Programme and sent to Niger.

26 November 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday led the World Food Programme, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and other partners to distribute food to flood victims in the Northern Region.

5 October 2010

The World Food Programme (WFP) has supported 43,000 children in school with meals and 20,000 mothers with supplementary feeding in the Upper East Region. This came up during the distribution of 153 metric tones of food to 10,000 people in Bawku to help them cope with the September and October lean season whilst waiting to harvest their crops.

28 September 2010

Employees of Unilever Ghana on Tuesday donated GH¢7,215 to the World Food Programme's "End Hunger: Walk the World Event". The event is a joint effort of World Food Programme (WFP) and its corporate partners, which include Unilever.

17 August 2010

Twenty-Eight thousand metric tonnes of food, estimated at US$22m, is to be distributed to vulnerable households in the Northern, Upper West and Upper East regions over the next two years. This is a support package initiated by the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist in alleviating poverty in the three regions and help in the recovery of families affected by past floods.

9 August 2010

The World Food Programme (WFP) is to invest over 22 million US dollars over a two-year period to provide about 28 million metric tons of food assistance to over 432,250 people in the three Northern Regions. Mr. NguuyenDuc Hoang, Head of Programme of the WFP, who announced this at the launch of the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) programme for Northern Ghana in Tamale on Friday, said the three northern regions remained the most food-insecure regions in the country.

28 July 2010

Mr. Kofi Portuphy, Co-ordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), on Wednesday revealed that the Secretariat would need more than GH¢29 million to provide food and non-food items for victims of last June's floods. He said the organisation would need more resources to provide water and sanitation relief package for the affected communities. Mr. Portuphy announced this when World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Humanitarian Respond Depot (UNHRD) handed over food and non-food relief items valued at 40,000 dollars to victims of the floods at Agona Swedru in the Central Region.

26 July 2010

A new Agriculture project dubbed: “Linking Farmers to Markets (FTM),” is being implemented in Ghana to help address marketing problems confronting farmers after harvesting their crops. (..) The project is expected to link approximately 50,000 smallholder farmers cultivating maize, rice, sorghum and soybeans in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions to develop commercial relationship with structural markets such as industrial processors, Ghana School Feeding Programme, World Food Programme, local entrepreneurs and processors as well as urban consumers within the southern sector.