5 July 2010
Madhya Pradesh Minister(..) on Monday inaugurated a nutrition project specifically for the benefit of the marginalised Sahariya people of the state. The project-Wheat Flour Fortification- will be implemented in the districts of Guna, Shivpuri and Sheopur by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Department of Tribal Welfare of the Government of Madhya Pradesh. WFP India Deputy Country Director Matthew Mcilvenna said: “This project is the first of its kind, as it will enable us to reach out to the highly undernourished and marginalised Sahariya community with fortified food directly at the village level.”
30 March 2010
Japan has donated $9 million to the WFP for the rehabilitation of civilians displaced by last year’s military operations against the Taliban in Pakistan’s restive northwest, it was announced here Tuesday. “WFP is extremely grateful for this generous and very timely donation from Japan. Those who have already suffered the worst effects of war are now desperately in need of sustainable interventions that will help them to re-start their lives and livelihoods,” Wolfgang Herbinger, the WFP representative in Pakistan, said in a statement.
14 March 2010
In a significant move against poverty, the Scheduled Tribes Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday appealed the United Nation to provide food security to more than six lakh nomadic families of their tribe under "World Food Programme" (WFP) as they are suffering from intense food-deficit due to low-income and deficiency of resources. In a written request to UN Secretary General with an appeal to Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of "World Food Programme" (WFP) (..) it was urged upon to cover the nomadic Gujjars and Bakerwals residing in Kashmir under UN Food Programme for India.
10 March 2010
The Japanese government said it will allocate 7,50,000 dollar fund for improving the health and nutrition in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh, a move it says a part of its ''commitment towards eradication of global hunger and malnutrition'.(..)In response to a request from the United Nations WFP, the allocation is made from Japan's WFP International Emergency Food Reserve (IEFR) to train local women to deliver improved services such as vaccination for infants and supplementary nutrition to curb malnutrition.
24 February 2010
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday awarded school students for writing essays about innovative strategies to fight hunger in India, said an official release. WFP had conducted the essay-writing competition to mark the World Food Day. (..) Giving away prizes, Matthew Mcilvenna, Deputy Country Director WFP Delhi, said: “It was very encouraging to read of the compassion students have for people who never have enough to eat. The world’s poor are going through a difficult time with high food prices and we need to push ourselves harder in order to help them.”
12 January 2010
AkzoNobel has joined forces with the World Food Programme (WFP) to launch a two-year project aimed at reducing iron deficiency in more than 100,000 people in the State of Madhya Pradesh, India.
23 December 2009
India, perhaps more than any other nation on earth, has the capacity to rapidly propel the world towards the first Millennium Development Goal — to reduce by half the proportion of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition. (..) The World Food Programme created at the United Nations, under the leadership of Josette Sheeran (one of the authors of this article), aims to assist nations with hunger and nutrition solutions, and hereby pledges to work with all in India who want to achieve the Prime Minister’s bold vision (..).
1 December 2009
India has long been plagued by unscrupulous moneylenders who exploit impoverished farmers. But with crops failing more frequently, farmers are left even more desperate and vulnerable.
30 November 2009
The United Nations World Food Programme which recently organised an essay competition to mark World Food Day awarded the winners at a function here on Sunday.
28 October 2009
People living with HIV/AIDS in Tamil Nadu have reported an improved health status from a World Food Programme pilot project which provides them nutritional support (..) "People living with HIV/AIDS need good nutrition to be able to absorb the anti-retrovirals," said WFP India Representative Mihoko Tamamura.
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