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2 August 2016

New Study Shows Undernutrition Taking A Huge Toll On Ghana’s Economy

ACCRA – The economy of Ghana is losing some GHC4.6 billion (US$2.6 billion, or 6.4 percent of GDP) a year to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study launched today in the capital. 

1 June 2016

Canada Supports WFP’s Work Towards Zero Hunger In Ghana

ACCRA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of CAD 20 million (US$ 15 million) from the Government of Canada to implement a programme linking nutrition, agriculture and food processing which will assist almost 1 million people over the next five years.
3 October 2014

More Than Food: In The Ebola Response WFP Building Health Centres, Flying In Aid Workers And Supplies

DAKAR/GENEVA – As of today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to more than 430,000 people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In support of a unified response under the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), WFP is ramping up services to the whole humanitarian effort.

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22 May 2013

HNA Group, WFP Sign Agreement To Provide School Meals For Children In Ghana

BEIJING –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a new partnership with HNA Group – a leading China-based corporation - to fight hunger globally.

Purchase for Progress
17 April 2013

WFP Increases Purchases From Smallholder Farmers In Ghana

ACCRA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has bought maize worth US$300,000 (GH¢580,000) from smallholder farmers in Ghana’s Ejura Sekyedumasi district.  This represents WFP’s first Delivery at Place order in the country, which requires farmers themselves to transport food to the end destinations.

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.

Purchase for Progress
23 April 2009

Supporting Ghana’s Fight Against Hunger

FAO/WFP say millions still vulnerable, despite progress
Responding to Emergencies
2 February 2009

WFP Honours Saudi King As 'Champion In Battle Against Hunger'

ROME – WFP has honoured King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, for his generous support of the agency’s work during 2008.  King Abdullah was named ‘Champion in the ...
16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.

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