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Journalists
13 September 2012

Ministry Of Education In Iraq And WFP Renew School Meals Partnership

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi Ministry of Education and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will provide this year a daily nutritious snack to more than half a million primary school children in central and southern Iraq.

Journalists
12 September 2012

WFP Executive Director Visits The Netherlands - A Key Donor For WFP

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin is scheduled to arrive in the Netherlands later today, ahead of official meetings on 13 September.

Disaster Risk Reduction
12 September 2012

WFP Scales Up Support In Disaster-Prone Sorsogon Province

Sorsogon City, Philippines – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new phase of programmes in Sorsogon province aimed at helping communities better prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Contributions to WFP
11 September 2012

EU & WFP Assist Flood-Affected Lao Villagers With Food Rations & Nutrition Knowledge

VIENTIANE – More than 39,000 people in Khammuane struggling from the long-term impact of tropical storms are now able to bridge the food gap until the next harvest, thanks to a donation of €404,000 (US$502,488) by the European Union's Humanitarian Aid AND Civil Protection department (ECHO) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in support of a government-led relief effort.

Contributions to WFP
10 September 2012

Norway & WFP Sign Partnership Agreement To Strengthen Humanitarian Response

OSLO – Today, an important Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed by Heikki Holmås, Norway’s Minister for International Development, and Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Contributions to WFP
10 September 2012

Canada Steps In To Assist Flood And Conflict Affected Children In The Philippines

MANILA – Emergency food assistance donated by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has boosted the Philippine Government-led emergency relief efforts in flood-affected areas of Central Luzon and conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao.

Hunger in the news
9 September 2012

U.S. Wheat Donation Arrives In Chittagong Port To Support WFP School Feeding

Dhaka – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a vital shipment of wheat from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will be used to produce nutritious biscuits to provide 350,000 pre-primary and primary school children with a daily snack for the coming year.

RBA
4 September 2012

Tackling The Root Causes Of High Food Prices And Hunger

By José Graziano da Silva, Kanayo F. Nwanze and Ertharin Cousin*

Contributions to WFP
1 September 2012

U.S. Wheat Donation Arrives In Chittagong Port To Support WFP School Feeding

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a vital shipment of wheat from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will be used to produce nutritious biscuits to provide 350,000 pre-primary and primary school children with a daily snack for a full year

Hunger in the news
29 August 2012

In 24 Hours, Myfishbowl Players Provide 300,000 Meals For Lao School Children

BANGKOK – On 24 August, MyFishBowl, a Facebook-based Chinese language game, launched a week-long online campaign “Action Against Hunger” with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  Within just one day, MyFishBowl players had donated over US$100,000 - enough for more than 300,000 school meals for children in WFP’s School Feeding Progamme in Laos.

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