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Nutrition
23 November 2010

Egypt Hosts a Global Meeting on Child Nutrition in February

CAIRO –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Egyptian government will hold an international forum in February to expand the global momentum in the fight against child malnutrition.

17 November 2010

WFP: Markets and Food Security Factsheet

International food prices have increased steeply in the last six months, bringing the UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) Food Price Index to its highest level since September 2008. However, recent harvests have been better and global food stocks are higher.

RBA
17 November 2010

North Korea Faces Serious Cereal Deficit, Food Shortages and Undernourishment to Continue

ROME - About five million people living in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will continue to face food shortages despite a relatively good harvest and a slight increase in food supply, a joint report by FAO and WFP said today.

8 November 2010

US Donation Prevents Imminent WFP Lifeline Break to Millions of Pakistan Flood Victims

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$90 million donation from the United States which - combined with other recent donations - staves off ration cuts to an already debilitated population. It will be used to provide vital food assistance to more than 7 million Pakistanis affected by the recent devastating floods.

7 November 2010

WFP Delivers Emergency Food Supplies in Haiti After Hurricane Tomas

PORT AU PRINCE – In the aftermath of Hurricane Tomas, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working closely with the Haitian authorities and other partners to distribute high-energy biscuits and ready-to-eat meals (MREs) to thousands of people who had taken refuge in schools and churches in the south-west of the country.  In some of the most storm-affected, such as Jeremie, distributions began within hours of the first heavy rains.

3 November 2010

Egypt Launches Ground-breaking Oil Project to Boost Nutrition

CAIRO – Egypt has launched a major national project to protect its population from vitamin deficiencies, with production beginning this week of vitamin-enriched vegetable oil. The project is in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).

Nutrition
2 November 2010

LG Electronics and WFP Strengthen Partnership to Fight Hunger in Asia

SEOUL – LG Electronics (LG) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have this week come together in new partnership to strengthen the fight against hunger and under-nutrition in Asia.

ED - J.Sheeran
27 October 2010

Statement By WFP Executive Director On Visit To Japan

TOKYO -- I am honoured to be in Tokyo and have the opportunity to thank the Government, Parliament, private sector and the people of this nation,  as Japan is one of WFP’s most strategic partners.

Purchase for Progress
15 October 2010

WFP Celebrates National Leadership to End Hunger and Malnutrition

ROME –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today marks World Food Day by celebrating the bold leadership and outstanding contributions of national governments toward lasting solutions to hunger and malnutrition.

ED - J.Sheeran
14 October 2010

WFP Thanks Sweden for Ongoing Support in the Fight Against Hunger

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the Swedish government for pledging record levels of support in 2011 for programmes that provide food assistance to the most vulnerable people around the world.  Sweden’s contribution to WFP -- which is fully flexible and can be used to provide food assistance wherever it is needed most -- is expected to reach SEK 556 million in 2011, a 15 per cent increase on the 2010 contribution.

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