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Tackle Hunger Extended To Rugby World Cup 2015

DUBLIN - The International Rugby Board and the United Nations World Food Programme have announced an extension to the successful Tackle Hunger partnership to deliver an unprecedented platform of activation and awareness to help tackle hunger worldwide in the run up to and throughout Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.

Typhoon Haiyan: WFP Ramps Up Private-Sector Appeal

ROME -- As the first images were broadcasted from a shattered Philippines - flattened communities, lost homes, displaced people – our supporters responded. Days after Super Typhoon Haiyan barrelled through, the World Food Programme has received an outpouring of support from both individuals and businesses wanting to do their part to help families in need.

Vodafone Continues Its Support To WFP’s School Feeding Programme Upper Egypt

CAIRO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a contribution of one million US dollars from Vodafone Egypt Foundation that will benefit thousands of children, their families and teachers through WFP’s school feeding programme in Upper Egypt.

On World Food Day, Companies Zero In On Hunger

Hunger may not have stopped on World Food Day, but star designer Michael Kors and WFP’s other private sector partners used the date to give it pause, ramping up their campaigns on behalf of the planet’s poorest. From world capitals and cyberspace, the message was the same: achieving zero hunger starts with us.

Honduras: Grupo Comidas and WFP Launch a Fundraising Campaign

For the fifth consecutive year, Grupo Comidas (Yum! Brands Honduras) and WFP join to ensure the food and nutritional security of thousands of people in Honduras. The campaign is part of Yum! Brands global initiative World Hunger Relief.

Global Brands Power Up For World Food Day

World Food Day is on 16 October and throughout the month, WFP’s partner companies are hosting a raft of events, rallying employees and clients to our common cause: ending hunger.

Syrian Father Explains Impact Of New E-vouchers

Ali, a 35-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, has a lot on his shoulders. As he struggles to provide for his own family and that of his missing brother, an electronic food card from WFP is taking off some of the strain.

WFP Launches E-Cards For Syrian Refugees In Lebanon With Mastercard’s Support

LONDON/BEIRUT – As part of its massive humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rolling out an innovative electronic voucher programme in Lebanon that will allow hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to meet their food needs and help boost the local economy.

Vodafone Foundation And WFP Train Frontline Humanitarian Responders

PISA, ITALY –Twenty technical personnel from 20 different relief organizations began the two-week IT Emergency Management Training this week, a course designed to prepare them for leading frontline humanitarian disaster response operations. Funded by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Vodafone Foundation, this is the 10th session of the course bringing the total number of trained personnel to over 200.

Millennium Hunger Target Within Reach

The latest figures on global hunger show that progress is being made. But despite the downward trend, achieving the hunger target contained in the first Millennium Development Goal will require a substantial extra push. School meals and programmes based on cash or vouchers are among the approaches that could help the world meet the challenge.