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Hunger in the news
20 April 2012

Message From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin And Executive Director Of UN Women Michelle Bachelet To Mark Earth Day 22 April 2012

We, the Executive Directors of the United Nations World Food Programme and UN Women dedicate this Earth Day to the young girls who spend a full day in search of firewood, to the mothers who sell food rations to buy fuel for their family, and to the countless women who are forced to skip meals because wood is not available or unaffordable to cook their food.

Hunger in the news
19 April 2012

World Food Programme Welcomes Donation From Government Of Brazil

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$2.2 million donation of white rice and beans from the Government of Brazil.

Hunger in the news
19 April 2012

Japan's Assistance Helps Vulnerable Populations In Myanmar

Yokohama– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$10.6 million contribution from the Government of Japan to assist hungry and vulnerable people in Myanmar.

Hunger in the news
19 April 2012

Brazil Assists Bangladesh's Poorest Prepare For Natural Disasters

DHAKA – The Government of Brazil has confirmed a contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) of 7,000 metric tons of rice, valued at US$3.3 million, for people living in the most disaster-prone areas of Bangladesh.

Hunger in the news
18 April 2012

'Spirit To Serve The Hungry' Campaign To Support World Food Programme's School Meals Activities in Asia

Kuala Lumpur, 18 April 2012 – Marriott & Renaissance Malaysia Business Council is renewing its commitment to make a difference in the lives of children in Asia by raising funds to support the school meals activities of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) through its Spirit to Serve the Hungry campaign.

Hunger in the news
18 April 2012

Cuban Sugar Sweetens Education For Children Throughout Laos

VIENTIANE – More than 150,000 pre-primary and primary school students will get a boost of energy every day to help them concentrate better on their studies, thanks to a contribution from Cuba of more than 180 metric tons of sugar to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) which was made possible by the generosity of a private Japanese donor.

Hunger in the news
17 April 2012

Australia And The World Food Programme - United Against Global Hunger

The Australian Government’s recent assessment of multilateral aid agencies has ranked the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as one of the most effective recipients of Australian aid funds.

Hunger in the news
17 April 2012

Miles For Meals: Dutch Mailman Cycles 13,000 Kms To Raise Funds For School Meals

LILONGWE – A Dutch postman is due to arrive in Malawi on Wednesday 18 April after cycling 13, 000 kilometers (8,000 miles) from the Netherlands to raise funds for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide more than 90,000 meals for Malawian schoolchildren.

Hunger in the news
16 April 2012

Artists Against Hunger: WFP To Benefit From Art Auction At Christie's Dubai

DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will benefit from a special art sale entitled ‘Artists Against Hunger’ hosted by Christie’s Dubai on 18 April at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel in Dubai. Works donated by seven Arab artists will be auctioned with an estimated value of US$40,000.

Hunger in the news
5 April 2012

Japanese Donation To Help Bangladesh's Poorest Prepare For Natural Disasters And Climate Change

DHAKA – The Government of Japan has today handed over a vital food donation to the people of Bangladesh that will be used to help 400,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis be better prepared to deal with the impact of natural disasters and climate change. This is part of Japan’s overall contribution of US$10.5 million to WFP’s Bangladesh activities in 2012.

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