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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.

WFP Ambassadors
21 July 2015

WFP Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon And Jordan

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson has visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan where she witnessed their remarkable strength in facing arduous daily challenges resulting from the conflict in Syria.

WFP Ambassadors
15 February 2015

Football Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Kicks Off Campaign To Beat Hunger

PARIS – Football player Zlatan Ibrahimović, striker for Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) football club and captain of the Swedish national team, announced today he was playing with the names of hungry people tattooed on his body in a campaign for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

WFP Ambassadors
15 January 2015

WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Hend Sabry Launches A Donation Campaign To Help Fight Hunger

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Hend Sabry, today launched a campaign to raise money that will benefit the UN food agency in its efforts to feed the most vulnerable people in the Arab world. Sabry is auctioning a traditional Bedouin dress that she wore while filming her latest film “El Gezira 1.” A video featuring the challenge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ePGrt60fLM) has been posted on social media. The dress will go to the person who makes the highest donation through the WFP website wfp.org/donate.

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WFP Ambassadors
18 December 2014

WFP Launches Family Meal Photo Competition With Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver

BRUSSELS/ROME – Why is sharing a family meal important to you? In today’s rushed world, it is more important than ever to make time to sit down with your loved ones and enjoy a meal, to share stories, dreams and laughter or simply just to be in each other’s company.

20 June 2014

WFP Hunger Ambassador Jose Mourinho Shines Light on Child Victims of Forgotten Crisis

ABIDJAN – World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Jose Mourinho, has used a visit to Ivory Coast to draw attention to the positive impact that good nutrition can have on the lives of young children.  In his first trip as a WFP Hunger Ambassador, Mourinho visited a school in Yamoussoukro, where children receive free daily meals as part of a WFP programme.

WFP Ambassadors
17 March 2014

Indian TV Personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande Appointed WFP Celebrity Partner

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ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger, recently appointed Indian TV personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande as a Celebrity Partner. This echoes Uma’s commitment to support WFP in its work through her shows and network.

Hunger in the news
25 February 2013

All-Female Team Climbs Africa’s Highest Peak With Help Of UN World Food Programme

DAR ES SALAAM – They have conquered the world’s highest mountain. They have climbed the highest peaks in Europe and Australia. Now, seven Nepali women – members of the most successful all-female team ever to scale Mount Everest - will join three African women to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
 

WFP Ambassadors
15 December 2011

Singer Sami Yusuf And WFP Join In Support For Drought-Stricken Horn Of Africa

Renowned recording artist Sami Yusuf is to donate the proceeds of a new single to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in support of humanitarian operations in the drought-hit Horn of Africa.

Hunger in the news
12 October 2011

Football Quarterback Drew Brees Teams Up With WFP As First US National Ambassador Against Hunger, Appeals For Support For Horn Of Africa Crisis

You’ve seen him save the game on the field. Now he’s helping save lives in the Horn of Africa.

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