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Hunger in the news
20 March 2012

Sri Lanka Donates Rice To Feed Hungry People In The Horn Of Africa

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed its first ever donation from the Government of Sri Lanka to food operations abroad – a consignment of white rice worth US$4 million for WFP’s programmes in the Horn of Africa.

Hunger in the news
19 March 2012

WFP Scales Up Activities To Address Undernutrition In Cox's Bazar District

DHAKA – WFP is rolling out a new programme to support undernourished women and children in Cox’s Bazar district, where almost 20 percent of children under the age of  five are  undernourished.

Hunger in the news
16 March 2012

World Food Programme Executive Director Josette Sheeran Commends Denmark On 50 Years Of Life-Saving Humanitarian And Development Leadership

COPENHAGEN – On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) commends its bold and innovative leadership on humanitarian and development assistance. Danida has consistently been a leader in ensuring the more efficient and effective use of development aid – not only to save lives, but also to prevent and break the cycle of hunger at its root.

Hunger in the news
15 March 2012

WFP Executive Director Travels To Copenhagen For The 50-Year Anniversary Of Denmark's Development Agency

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, arrives today in Copenhagen, Denmark, to participate in a high-level conference marking the 50-year anniversary of the Danish International Development Agency (Danida). The conference will gather leaders from European Union, governments, international organizations and civil society.

Journalists
14 March 2012

Food Security Survey To Reveal Alarming Levels Of Severe Hunger In Yemen

SANAA – Food insecurity in Yemen has reached alarming levels, with almost five million people unable to produce or buy the food they need, according to the preliminary findings of a survey carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in cooperation with the Yemeni Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and UNICEF.

Hunger in the news
8 March 2012

Marion Caunter Launches Appeal To Support Mother And Child Health And Nutrition In Asia

KUALA LUMPUR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is commemorating International Women’s Day with E! News Asia host and Malaysian celebrity Ms. Marion Caunter by launching a public service announcement to raise funds and support for Mother and Child Health and Nutrition activities in Asia.

Hunger in the news
7 March 2012

Small Donation Will Make A Difference To A Mother And A Child

Groupon Malaysia and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) join hands to support the nutritional needs of mothers and children in Asia

Hunger in the news
7 March 2012

WFP And USA Explore New Ways Of Fighting Malnutrition In Lao PDR

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United States Embassy in Vientiane have jointly visited Luangnamtha province to see innovative programmes that reflect their on-going commitment to helping the Lao PDR Government in its efforts to combat malnutrition.

Hunger in the news
5 March 2012

WFP Live Event Highlights Molly's World And Power Of School Meals For Growing Girls

ROME – A 13-year-old Kenyan girl and her classmates will join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) live via video technology tomorrow, opening a rare window on life in one of the poorest districts of Nairobi.

Hunger in the news
5 March 2012

Gaza Biscuits To Feed West Bank School Children

KEREM SHALOM - Pallets of fortified date bars have left Gaza today, crossing Kerem Shalom to be transferred to the West Bank by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This is the first batch of a total of 140 tons of locally-produced date bars (or 19 truckloads) that will be used in WFP's school feeding distributions in the West Bank.

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