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2 August 2007

Plaquer la faim : Le compte à rebours a commencé

Le coup d’envoi de la Coupe du Monde de Rugby 2007 sera donné le 7 septembre. Jusqu’au 20 octobre, des millions de supporters vivront au rythme de leurs équipes favorites jusqu’à la finale qui consacrera la meilleure d’entre elles.
2 August 2007

WFP thanks Luxembourg for prioritising emergency preparedness

WFP has praised The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for its decision to allocate a set amount of its humanitarian budget to improving emergency preparedness in developing countries.
1 August 2007

Large new contribution to WFP reaffirms Japan's growing commitment to Africa

WFP thanked Japan for a generous US$26 million donation from the Government of Japan to assist millions of vulnerable people affected by conflict and natural disasters in seven countries, mainly in Africa.
1 August 2007

Tackle Hunger: the countdown begins

When the Rugby World Cup kicks off in France on September 8, rugby fans will not just learn which is the best team in the world but also what is the biggest threat to global health.
31 July 2007

Canada invests in programmes to feed school children in Africa

The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages today announced that Canada will provide CAD$125 million to the WFP over the next five years for food programs for children in African schools.
31 July 2007

EC gives €3 million to WFP's global network of life-saving humanitarian response depots

WFP has welcomed a €3 million contribution from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) aimed at strengthening the globe-straddling network of five Humanitarian Response Depots that WFP manages on behalf of the humanitarian community.
27 July 2007

Food insecurity worsens in Nepal

A series of natural disasters in 2006 and 2007 have severely impacted on crop production in Nepal, placing a significant number of people at risk of food insecurity, according to the joint report released this week by the WFP and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
27 July 2007

Germany makes a major cash donation to WFP for the world's forgotten hunger zones

WFP has thanked Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for a generous €11.5 million contribution to development projects across the globe ranging from free school meals to nutritional support for people living with HIV and AIDS.
27 July 2007

Global food prices: Financial Times on-line debate

How will rising food food prices affect the developing world? WFP livelihoods expert, Steven Were Omamo, took part in an on-line debate hosted by the Financial Times.
27 July 2007

US government provides US$104 million to hungry poor in Africa, Asia and Latin America

WFP has welcomed contributions of $104 million from the US government this month to feed the hungry poor in 15 countries.