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7 September 2017

The Government Of Guinea-Bissau, WFP And Partners To Study Economic Toll Of Malnutrition In Guinea-Bissau

BISSAU – The Government of Guinea-Bissau, supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is today lanching a comprehensive study into the impact of child undernutrition on Guinea-Bissau’s social life and economic performance.

Contributions to WFP
9 September 2016

Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations.

RBA
29 July 2016

Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger

Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

Journalists
28 February 2014

European Union And World Food Programme Sign Agreement To Enhance Food And Nutrition In Guinea-Bissau

On 28 February 2014, in Bissau, Ambassador Joaquín González-Ducay, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, and Mr. Ussama Osman, Country Director and Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP), participated in a signing ceremony to recognize a contribution agreement for the amount of 5 million Euro (about USD 6.8 million) in the framework of the implementation of the programme "Integrated Actions in Nutrition and Agricultural Development" (UE-AINDA).
Contributions to WFP
10 October 2011

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates To WFP Guinea-Bissau To Boost Nutrition During Lean Season

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a donation of 59 metric tons of dates from Saudi Arabia worth more than US$ 233,000 to support vulnerable people in Guinea-Bissau.

Hunger in the news
16 May 2011

WFP And UNICEF Work Together To Improve Basic Education In Guinea-Bissau

BISSAU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun moving around a million books to almost 1,000 Guinea-Bissau schools on behalf of the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.

Nutrition
7 January 2011

WFP Renews Commitment to Support Recovery in Guinea-Bissau

Bissau – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today announced a renewed commitment to raising levels of nutrition and increasing access to education in Guinea-Bissau.  It has extended its post-conflict relief and recovery operation through the end of 2011 at a cost of US$8 million.

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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