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7 September 2015

U.S. Food And Cash Contribution Boosts WFP Response To Vulnerable People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today cash and in-kind donations from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) worth US$86 million to support more than 2.5 million people in Sudan’s Darfur and in North Kordofan and West Kordofan states.

7 September 2015

“It Begins With Me”: Bono, Italy, Ireland Speak Out For Syrians And A Zero Hunger World

MILAN – Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), thanked U2 lead singer and ONE co-founder Bono, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney for their efforts to give voice and support to the world’s hungry poor.

7 September 2015

Rugby Fans Get Opportunity To Tackle Hunger At Rugby World Cup 2015

LONDON – The World Food Programme (WFP) and World Rugby, the international federation for rugby union, have joined forces to raise awareness and funds during Rugby World Cup 2015 for WFP’s work on the frontlines of hunger.

7 September 2015

WFP School Feeding To Reach More Children In Myanmar

YANGON – More than 227,000 children will receive food assistance at school this academic year in Myanmar, as school feeding programmes expand their reach.

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4 September 2015

U.S. Wheat Shipment Arrives In Yemen To Help WFP Provide Vital Food Assistance

CAIRO – A large shipment of wheat from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has arrived and been unloaded in Al-Saleef port in northwestern Yemen, providing enough wheat to feed more than 1 million people for two months.

28 August 2015

35,000 Flood Victims Helped With Life-Saving Cash

DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.

School Meals
26 August 2015

Experts Discuss the Roles of School Feeding as Tool for Sustainable Development in the Americas

LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital.

Responding to Emergencies
26 August 2015

Unicef And WFP Reach Thousands Of People In South Sudan Stranded Without Humanitarian Assistance For Months

JUBA -  Despite intense insecurity in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) have managed to get urgently needed food and nutrition assistance to tens of thousands of people who had been cut off from relief agencies for months.

Responding to Emergencies
26 August 2015

Myanmar: WFP Food Assistance Reaches More Than 400,000 Flood Victims

YANGON - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided life-saving food to more than 408,000 flood affected people in Myanmar since emergency relief efforts began on 2 August, within 48 hours of the President’s declaration of a state of natural disaster.

19 August 2015

WFP Warns Of Food Crisis In Yemen Amid Challenges In Reaching People And Shortage Of Funding

SANA’A/ADEN - Seeing first-hand the challenges facing millions of people affected by the crisis in Yemen, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, warned that lack of immediate and unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance and the shortage of funding create the possibility of famine for millions, mostly women and children already hungry in this war-torn country.

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