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Hunger in the news
19 June 2012

WFP Scales Up Response To Rakhine Displacement In Myanmar

YANGON – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded distributions of emergency food supplies to thousands of people displaced by inter-communal violence in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State. In a remote region, short of basic infrastructure, WFP moved early to reach those affected and will scale up operations further in the coming days.

Hunger in the news
19 June 2012

FAO/IFAD/WFP Call Upon G20 To Redouble Efforts To Fight Hunger

19 June 2012, Rome - The UN food agencies based in Rome have expressed the wish that G20 leaders meeting in Mexico redouble their efforts to fight hunger. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have issued the following statement on the occasion of the G20 Summit in Mexico:

ED - E.Cousin
17 June 2012

WFP Executive Director Attends Rio+20 Conference To Give Voice To Hungry

ROME – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, arrived today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, 20-22 June.

Hunger in the news
13 June 2012

WFP Reinforces Commitment To End Hunger Through "True Partnerships" In Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE – On her first trip to Haiti as the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, confirmed WFP’s commitment to support Haiti in finding sustainable solutions to hunger and malnutrition.

Hunger in the news
11 June 2012

WFP Executive Director Visits Latin America And The Caribbean To Strengthen Government Partnerships

ROME – The head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, begins today a five-day visit to the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Nicaragua to reinforce WFP’s partnerships with governments and communities in their quest to improve food security and nutrition.

Hunger in the news
8 June 2012

WFP Provides Lifesaving Food Assistance To Congolese Fleeing Conflict In Eastern DRC

KINSHASA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week provided a monthly food ration to close to 20,000 newly displaced people and host families in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), amid concerns about the effect of violence on the civilian population in the east of the country.

Hunger in the news
6 June 2012

Saudi Arabia Supports WFP Projects In Egypt To Promote Education And Combat Hunger

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Egypt, received today a generous in-kind donation of dates worth close to LE 3 million (US$550,000) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support WFP development projects in Egypt.

Statement
5 June 2012

WFP Commitment To World Environment Day

"Today is World Environment Day, when all United Nations staff are encouraged to make a personal commitment to environmental sustainability.

Hunger in the news
5 June 2012

WFP Applauds Additional US Donation To Fight Growing Hunger In The Sahel

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today applauded additional humanitarian assistance from the United States to help millions of people affected by the drought that has gripped the Sahel region of West Africa.

Hunger in the news
5 June 2012

First Donation From Chechen Ahmat Kadyrov Charity Foundation Of The Russian Federation To Assist Somali Refugees In Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed its first contribution from the Chechen Ahmat Kadyrov Charity Foundation of the Russian Federation. This contribution of over US$204,000 (3.6 million Ethiopian Birr) will help WFP to provide food assistance to Somali refugees in Southern Ethiopia.

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