26 September 2008

Canadian reprieve for naval escorts to Somalia

The Canadian government has announced that it is extending a life-saving mission by the frigate HMCS Ville de Québec to protect ships loaded with food from the United Nations World Food Programme against pirates off Somalia.

26 September 2008

WFP Executive Director surveys hurricane-stricken communities in Haiti

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran today begins a two-day visit to Haiti to survey the devastation caused by successive cyclones and tropical storms.
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25 September 2008

School Meals in the Spotlight at CGI- Clinton Global Initiative

On 25 September former US President Bill Clinton announced a historic private sector commitment to school meals which included an unprecedented five-year, US$80-million cash pledge from YUM! Brands to WFP and other hunger-related organizations. The commitment will allow WFP to provide meals to hundreds of thousands of children in school.
24 September 2008

Hunger's global hotspots: 24 September 2008

Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
18 September 2008

Malgasy govt funds huge expansion of school feeding

Tens of thousands of poor, hungry children will soon start to enjoy a nutritious daily meal in class after the Government of Madagascar funded a massive expansion of a school feeding programme.

17 September 2008

Hunger's global hotspots: 17 September 2008

Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
15 September 2008

UN appeal for storm-battered Haiti

With many thousands of people in Haiti needing food assistance, WFP is appealing for US$54 million to pay for its operations to help the storm-battered population of the Caribbean island.
10 September 2008

Hunger's global hotspots: 10 September 2008

Facts, figures and the latest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.
8 September 2008

Major food assistance programme planned for DPRK

WFP has launched a new emergency operation valued at approximately half a billion dollars to feed 6.2 million people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including many in previously inaccessible areas of the country.
8 September 2008

WFP Executive Director visits supplementary feeding project in Ghana

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran recently visited a WFP supplementary feeding programme in northern Ghana.

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