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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.
26 July 2007

First Zambian donation to WFP averts huge cuts in food assistance

WFP has warmly welcomed its first ever contribution of food from the Zambian government, a donation of 10,000 metric tons of maize worth US$2.5 million that will allow hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Zambians to keep receiving crucial food assistance beyond September.
25 July 2007

Race to position food in CAR for Darfurian refugees

Refugees fleeing Darfur are moving across the border into Central African Republic opening another front in the complex and deadly crisis, WFP spokesperson Marcus Prior reports.
23 July 2007

Sweden's donation to WFP gives major boost to the world's hungry

WFP has welcomed a generous cash donation of US$58.3 million from the Government of Sweden to support the agency’s operations around the world, placing them as the fifth largest donor to WFP in 2007.