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Food Security Analysis
31 May 2009

Winter Drought Worsens Food Insecurity In Nepal

KATHMANDU -- Winter drought has led to a severe drop in crop production in Nepal, placing more than two million people at high risk of food insecurity, according to a joint assessment released this week by the Ministry of ...
Food Security Analysis
26 May 2009

WFP Expands Iraq Operation to Cover Vulnerable Groups, School Feeding

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced it is expanding its food assistance programme in Iraq to reach more food-insecure people and to begin providing free school lunches to ...
Aid professionals
26 May 2009

EU Food Facility Grant to Boost Farmers’ Productivity

ROME -- Small-scale farmers in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sierra Leone are soon to receive a productivity boost, thanks to innovative projects of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) funded with a 39-million euro donation from the ...
WFP Ambassadors
23 May 2009

ALJ and WFP Announces First Ever Humanitarian Partnership With Formula 1

ROME - Italian actress and producer Maria Grazia Cucinotta – a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger - today called upon millions of Formula 1 (F1) fans to support “Fill the Cup” ...
Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2009

WFP Providing Meals To Thousands Of Sri Lankans Fleeing Civil Conflict

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has started providing cooked meals at a government screening point to feed thousands of desperate people fleeing the conflict zone in ...
Responding to Emergencies
12 May 2009

New Waves of Displaced in Pakistan: WFP Now Reaching 650,000 in Need

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced plans to double the amount of emergency food needed to help thousands of families fleeing their homes due to fighting along Pakistan’s ...
Purchase for Progress
23 April 2009

Supporting Ghana’s Fight Against Hunger

FAO/WFP say millions still vulnerable, despite progress
19 April 2009

UN Food Agencies Join G8 Ministers in Treviso

As threat of a renewed food crisis looms, UN food agencies to join G8 agriculture ministers in Treviso
2 April 2009

WFP Launches First Food Voucher Operation In Mideast

JERUSALEM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a food voucher operation, the first of its kind in the Middle East, to assist some 30,000 people in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). The ...
Responding to Emergencies
18 March 2009

WFP Scales Up Feeding In Kenya In New Response To Food Crisis

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up food assistance in Kenya to feed 3.5 million Kenyans hit by drought and high food prices, and appealing to donors for a total of US$244 million ...

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