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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.

Christina Aguilera And Yum! Fight Hunger In New PSA

“Together, we can end world hunger” -- that's the new message from Yum! Brands and pop-singing sensation Christina Aguilera, to help raise money for the World Food Programme during Yum!’s World Hunger Relief campaign.

Korean Support To WFP Builds Disaster Resilience In Bangladesh

DHAKA – In a visit to communities in Patharghata Upazila of Barguna District, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bangladesh H.E. Mr Lee Yun-young witnessed how people in Bangladesh’s poorest district improved their resilience to natural disasters and the effects of climate change with support from the Korean company LG Electronics and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

KFC Employee Witnesses First Hand Impact Of WFP’s Work In Kenya Slum

WFP sees the impact of support from private partners every day in the field, but it is still rare for our partners to see how their help has a real impact on the lives of the hungry.  KFC employee, Jake Brewer, did just that when he went on a family holiday to Kenya and spent a day in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums.  “My jaw was practically on the dirt,” Jake says, when he saw how WFP food was helping a mission school provide nutritious meals to hungry children living in Kibera. Here’s Jake's account of his Kenya experience that he shared with colleagues at KFC.

Ramadan Campaign Against Hunger Offers Donors The Chance To Double The Impact Of Their Sadaqah

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new online gift-matching campaign for Ramadan. The Rotary Clubs of the UAE will match each dollar donated online during the Holy Month.  

WFP And Iraq Government Aim To Introduce Electronic Food Vouchers

BAGHDAD – In a technical workshop starting today, the Government of Iraq and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will discuss the potential introduction of electronic food vouchers in the Iraqi Public Distribution System (PDS). They will be joined by financial payments experts from MasterCard, the leading global technology and payments company, which, under a global partnership, is partnering with WFP to strengthen its delivery of “digital food,” in the form of vouchers.

Don’t Just Burn Calories, Donate Them! Zumba Fitness Teams Up With WFP To Fight Hunger Through Exercise

MBABANE, SWAZILAND – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is joining forces with Zumba Fitness—the world’s largest dance-fitness company – to hold a Zumba Fitness Party in the capital today. The event will celebrate “The Great Calorie Drive,” a campaign created by Zumba Fitness that supports WFP’s efforts to fight hunger in Swaziland and Nicaragua.

HNA Group, WFP Sign Agreement To Provide School Meals For Children In Ghana

BEIJING –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a new partnership with HNA Group – a leading China-based corporation - to fight hunger globally.

Howard G. Buffett Foundation Renews Support For United Nations World Food Programme's Work In Eastern DRC

KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – The Howard G. Buffett Foundation has announced three new grants to the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) worth nearly US$350,000. The funds will support a “green initiative” to reduce fuel costs associated with WFP operations and facilitate airport rehabilitation projects allowing greater humanitarian access.

PepsiCo Quaker Delegation Visits Benin School Meals Programme

A delegation from PepsiCo Quaker in the Netherlands recently travelled to Benin to visit WFP’s school feeding programme, which the company is supporting. The visit demonstrated the impact that PepsiCo Quaker’s contributions have had on primary schools in Benin.