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Ten Years After Devastating Tsunami, The Former Sri Lanka Country Director Reflects

On Sunday, 26 December 2004, Jeff Taft-Dick, the country director of Sri Lanka at the time, stopped into the country office in Colombo ahead of a beach vacation with his family that they were leaving for later that day. They never made it out of town, as reports of the tsunami began to pour in, and an emergency operation was launched. Ten years later, Mr. Taft-Dick, an American now retired in Vermont, US, reflects back on the emergency response following the devastating tsunami. Post date: 12/31/2014 - 17:15

Presidents United To Solve Hunger Brings Universities To The UN For The Signing Of A Historic Commitment

Presidents of universities around the world came together at the United Nations in New York on December 9 to publicly sign the Presidents United to Solve Hunger commitment to make food and nutrition security priorities on their campuses. Before a packed chamber of students, parents, educators and members of the hunger-fighting community, they did exactly that.

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PUSH Your University To Join The Fight Against Hunger

There are 805 million hungry people in the world—you’ve likely seen this and other numbers about food security. Ending hunger is a daunting task. But as a student, you can help fight it. Encourage your university to get involved by signing the Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) commitment to make food and nutrition a priority on campus. Post date: 11/07/2014 - 21:26

Tell Your Classmates: Aim For Zero Hunger This World Food Day

A world with Zero Hunger is something to celebrate, but we’re still some way off. This World Food Day, 16 October, WFP is highlighting how the push towards Zero Hunger is part of our efforts to build brighter futures around the world and sharing some of the reasons why fulfilling this goal is so important. Post date: 10/09/2014 - 17:23