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14 September 2015

10 Facts About Hunger in The Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Here are ten things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

Focus on Women
10 September 2015

Chrismène, Hardworking Mother and Leader

Chrismène Jean-Baptiste of Haiti stands out immediately from the pool of beneficiaries who receive nutritional products in the Kore Lavi project (Supporting Life in Haitian Creole). 

10 September 2015

Bono for WFP

As news spread that U2 singer Bono would be in town, excitement at the Milan EXPO2015 site was palpable. Taking a break from his European concert tour Bono took the stage as an activist, in an event in support to the World Food Programme (WFP), alongside Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and WFP head Ertharin Cousin.

9 September 2015

The Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection (GFNSSP)

The Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection (GFNSSP) will meet in Moscow on 10 and 11 September 015 and WFP will be there. The Forum is being sponsored by the Russian Federation and the World Bank Group.

9 September 2015

15 Facts on Social Protection and Safety Nets

Here are some key facts on the link between social protection, hunger, nutrition and climate change adaptation.

School Meals
8 September 2015

Congolese Schoolboy Wins WFP Drawing Competition And Realises A Dream

Samie was confident that he had drawn well, but he never imagined his design would be selected among the best 20 in the world. The news that he had been chosen among the winners of an annual international drawing competition organised by the World Food Programme (WFP) filled him with joy and disbelief. Normally a little shy, Samie was very excited!

Hunger in the news
6 September 2015

Time For Zero Hunger: Cousin, Bono and Renzi Meet At Expo

"It begins with me. How the world can end hunger in our lifetime" was the theme of the Sunday 6 September event that saw the participation of Bono, the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin. 

Responding to Emergencies
3 September 2015

Middle East: A Region in Emergency

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a desperate situation in the Middle East where conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq have left millions of people in need of food assistance. In order to meet the needs of those affected, WFP fights to overcome funding shortages and security challenges in one of the world's most dangerous regions.

Responding to Emergencies
3 September 2015

A Refugee From Burundi Tells Of His Life In Democratic Republic Of Congo

Eliezer Nyandwi is a smallholder farmer from Burundi and the father of three children. He fled his country in June due to unrest linked to Burundi’s presidential elections. He found refuge in South Kivu province of neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Responding to Emergencies
2 September 2015

Humanitarian Crisis on the Border of Colombia and Venezuela

Representatives of the United Nations (UN) System in Colombia visited shelters in Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario, on the Colombian border with Venezuela, to see first-hand the humanitarian situation as a result of deportation or the return of thousands of Colombians in recent days. Upon request of the Government of Colombia, the World Food Programme (WFP) is ready to respond to food and nutrition needs.


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