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Hunger in the news
30 December 2013

Historical food, interfaith dining and food wars

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, talks to William about their goals and stumbling blocks for 2014.
BBC Radio4
Hunger in the news
27 December 2013

Yusuf’s new song encourages donations for typhoon survivors

‘The storm is over, but the struggle to rebuild has just begun’. These are the words on the website of Sami Yusuf, the multi-million album selling singer who on Christmas released a new song dedicated to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in a campaign with the United Nations to encourage donations. (..) Available free on his official website, Hope Survives is Sami Yusuf’s gift to the millions affected by the typhoon and an invitation to his fans and the public to contribute to the cause through WFP.
Khaleej Times (UAE)
Hunger in the news
27 December 2013

Struggle to provide food aid in South Sudan

The World Food Program says providing aid to South Sudanese civilians is extremely challenging amid escalating violence. (..) But the WFP says the ongoing conflict has made it difficult to reach people sheltering in other areas where there are no UN bases.
SBS
Food For Assets
26 December 2013

Food for Training for Displaced Persons

On the 17th of December the second cohort of Food for Training came to an end in Neiva and the surrounding area. This program was led by the United Nations World Food Programme and in partnership with the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF). The beneficiaries total to approximately 2,000 people who have been displaced due to armed conflict.

 

 

Tu Semanario (Colombia)
Hunger in the news
23 December 2013

Bulgaria, Unready, Is Poor Host to Syrians

The camp in Harmanli is just one of the places the refugees are housed. (..) The number of Syrian refugees reaching Bulgaria is still tiny — around 6,500 so far this year — compared with more than two million who have sought shelter in Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Jordan.
The New York Times
Hunger in the news
23 December 2013

After Typhoon Haiyan, a Story of Devastation and Resilience in the Philippines

In the wake of the tragedy, we traveled to the country earlier this month to survey the relief operations of the UN's World Food Programme (WFP). (..)Within hours of landfall, WFP began mobilizing pre-positioned food supplies, including rice from Sri Lanka and high-energy biscuits from Bangladesh, to reach survivors as quickly as possible.
Huffington Post
Hunger in the news
23 December 2013

Half a million wounded in Syria’s war: ICRC

Half a million people across war-hit Syria have been wounded, many of them lacking access to basic healthcare and treatment, the International Committee for the Red Cross said on Sunday. (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday that half of Syria’s population of around 23 million is “food insecure” and nearly a third needs urgent assistance.“Recent assessments show that almost half the population inside Syria is food insecure and close to 6.3 million people need urgent, life-saving, food assistance,” WFP said in a statement.
South China Morning Post/ AFP
Hunger in the news
23 December 2013

Militia attack Muslims in Central African Republic's capital

The World Food Programme flew an emergency shipment of food and supplies to Bangui on Thursday evening, after temporarily halting flights because of violence in the capital. With more than 700,000 people displaced by the fighting in Central African Republic, WFP has warned of an impending food crisis. It said on Friday it was preparing to feed more than a million people there next year.
Reuters
Hunger in the news
23 December 2013

Central Africa hospitals under attack

Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the World Food Programme, said aid agencies were facing a "massive logistical challenge". "Operations in some places are dangerous for our personnel," she said, underlining the risks as the UN food agency seeks to expand deliveries to reach a million people next year, up from the current target of 500,000.
Global Post/ AFP
Hunger in the news
20 December 2013

Ghana News Agency

The World Food Programme on Thursday lauded Ghana’s School Feeding Programme, describing it as one of the few home grown ones in the world.
Ghana News Agency

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