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Journalists
24 September 2012

Matching Generosity Helps WFP Provide Tens Of Thousands Of Meals To School Children

DUBAI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) closed its Ramadan fundraising and awareness campaign with enough online donations – when matched by the Rotary Club of Dubai – to provide 400,000 school meals to underprivileged school children.

Hunger in the news
21 September 2012

WFP Expresses Concern About The Dramatic Increase Of Displaced People In Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

KINSHASA – The World Food Programme (WFP) expresses concern about the dramatic increase of displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are in dire need of humanitarian support, including food assistance.

Hunger in the news
20 September 2012

WFP Thanks Ethiopian Authorities For Successful Airdrop Operation To South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Ethiopia has expressed its gratitude to the Ethiopian authorities in facilitating airdrops of badly needed food to refugee camps in South Sudan.

Journalists
20 September 2012

WFP Hosts Google+ Hangout On Humanitarian Operations In Syria

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today providing journalists and the online public with a unique opportunity to hear the latest on food relief operations in Syria from a senior staff member who has spent the last five days in Homs, Yabroud and Damascus.

Contributions to WFP
20 September 2012

Brazil Donates 5,000 Metric Tons Of Rice To WFP Emergency Operation In The Gambia

BANJUL – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) received a donation of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of Brazil towards its emergency operations in the Gambia.

Hunger in the news
19 September 2012

Date Bars Produced In Gaza On Their Way To West Bank School Children

JERUSALEM  – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is transporting more than one million date bars produced in the Gaza Strip to the West Bank; the second batch of locally produced school snacks to be sent by WFP from the impoverished strip.

Contributions to WFP
19 September 2012

WFP Pakistan Begins Distributions Of Wheat Flour From Government Contribution

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today started the distribution of wheat flour from a Pakistan Government contribution of 50,000 metric tons of wheat, valued at US$16 million, to people displaced by law and order operations in the northwest of the country.

Contributions to WFP
13 September 2012

The Netherlands And WFP Strengthen Partnership To End Global Hunger

THE HAGUE –The close collaboration between the Netherlands and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was reaffirmed today during meetings between WFP’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and Dutch partners across all areas: government, civil society and the private sector.

Journalists
13 September 2012

MasterCard And The United Nations World Food Programme In Partnership To Deliver "Digital Food"

London, Thursday September 13, 2012 -   MasterCard (NYSE:MA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a global partnership that will use digital innovation to help people around the world to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.  The game-changing partnership will combine MasterCard’s expertise in electronic payments systems with WFP’s global reach among the world’s hungriest populations to meet the nutritional needs of the most vulnerable.

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.

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