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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.

Hunger in the news
30 March 2012

WFP Launches Airlifts To Provide Urgently Needed Food To Children In Drought-Hit Chad

NDJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has completed an airlift to provide high-nutrient Plumpy’doz, a ready-to-eat specialized supplementary nutrition product, to thousands of children at risk of malnutrition in drought-stricken Chad.

Hunger in the news
29 March 2012

WFP Gambia To Provide Immediate Food Assistance To Thousands Hit By Drought

BANJUL – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Gambia announced today it will provide immediate food assistance to 62,500 people in the areas most affected by the recent drought.

Hunger in the news
29 March 2012

WFP Welcomes More Than $100 Million Donation From U.S. To Fight Hunger In The Sahel Region Of West Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed its appreciation for more than US$100 million from the United States government. The donation, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, will provide urgently needed food assistance to millions of people suffering from the impact of a severe drought in the Sahel region of West Africa.

Logistics
27 March 2012

WFP Receives 41 Trucks from Russia to Deliver Food to Vulnerable Afghans

The addition of 41 new, Russian-made Kamaz trucks to WFP's fleet in Afghanistan will allow for the disposal of old, less-eficient vehicles.

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