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11 December 2014

U.N. Food Agency to Resume Aid to Syrians After Donors Step Up

A social media campaign with the hashtag “#ADollarALifeline” and Aloe Blacc’s song “I Need a Dollar” as a soundtrack has generated $80 million, which the World Food Program said would enable it to restart the support in mid-December. Contributions came from almost 14,000 individuals and private-sector donors in 158 countries, who gave $1.8 million altogether, the agency reported. Americans, Canadians and Syrians topped the list of contributors.
New York Times
Hunger in the news
3 December 2014

WFP’s belt tightening

Pressing humanitarian emergencies across the globe have seen the budget for the World Food Programme’s multimillion-dollar school feeding operation in Cambodia slashed for the second year in a row, leaving about 275,000 students without daily hot breakfasts and other food rations this academic year.

The Phnom Penh Post
2 December 2014

Syrian refugees pursue education for their children, in hope for the future

Refugees of the Syrian civil war say their new life has many burdens, but they hope that education for their children will ensure a brighter future. (..)U.N. World Food Program spokesperson Steve Taravella told CNA that the program had managed to avoid cuts in Jordan and Lebanon, though funding in December faces “dire” shortfalls. The program also cuts refugees if they no longer meet needs-criteria. The cost of living is posing a major problem for refugees such as el Kourdi and Latifah. The influx of refugees has tripled, quadrupled or quintupled the price of rent, affecting both refugees and Jordanian citizens.

CNA
2 December 2014

WFP suspends food aid for 1.7 mln Syrian refugees

A lack of funds has forced the U.N. World Food Programme to stop providing food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, it said on Monday. "Without WFP vouchers, many families will go hungry. For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences of halting this assistance will be devastating," said WFP, which needs $64 million to support the refugees for the rest of December.

Reuters
Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

Cambodia Celebrates World Food Day

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Food Program (WFP) joined in celebrating World Food Day. This year’s theme is “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.”

Khmer Times
Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

How rice can change the world

Nutrition often does not make headlines. It may not appear to be something that can change the world, but actually it can. So let's listen for a moment about rice, because there are some important findings the UN World Food Programme (WFP) wants to share.

Examiner.com
Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

New Study: Fortified Rice Can Improve Schoolchildren’ s Health in Cambodia

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP), PATH and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) said the child malnutrition issue in Cambodia can be addressed by fortified rice consumption, according to a joint press release AKP received this morning. Children in Cambodia are less prone to fever and diarrhoea and score higher on cognitive tests after six months of regularly eating fortified rice, it said.

Agence Kampuchea Presses
Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

Fortified Rice Improves Children’s Health, Study Finds

Cambodian children are less prone to diarrhea and fever and perform better on cognitive tests after regularly eating nutrient-fortified rice, according to a new study, the results of which were announced Tuesday.

The Cambodia Daily
Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

Fortified Rice Improves Children’s Health – Study

Children in Cambodia score higher on cognitive tests and are less prone to fever and diarrhea after eating fortified rice regularly, according to a recent study. The study examined 10,000 children from 20 different primary schools in Kampong Speu province over a six-month period.  The children were randomly assigned to one of three groups that received either one of two types of fortified rice or regular unfortified rice.

 

Khmer Times
23 October 2014

Fortified Rice Improves Children’s Health – Study

Children in Cambodia score higher on cognitive tests and are less prone to fever and diarrhea after eating fortified rice regularly, according to a recent study. The study examined 10,000 children from 20 different primary schools in Kampong Speu province over a six-month period.  The children were randomly assigned to one of three groups that received either one of two types of fortified rice or regular unfortified rice.

 

Khmer Times

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