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Hunger in the news
11 April 2013

WFP Statement On U.S. Food Aid Reform Proposal

From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME – WFP views the recently released food assistance reform proposal by the Administration as a positive sign of the United States’ steadfast commitment to supporting efforts to eliminate hunger.  The U.S. is WFP’s largest donor, and combating global hunger is an issue that has received strong bi-partisan support in Washington for more than half a century.

Hunger in the news
11 April 2013

WFP Celebrity Partner Sami Yusuf Visits Zaatari Camp For Syrian Refugees In Jordan

Link to high resolution pictures:  http://goo.gl/1aCZo

AMMAN – The internationally acclaimed British singer and composer Sami Yusuf visited Zaatari camp in Jordan yesterday where he saw at first hand the plight of refugees who fled the conflict in Syria.

Hunger in the news
8 April 2013

Groupon Australia Joins Forces With The World Food Programme To Fight Child Hunger And Support Girls’ Empowerment In The Philippines

SYDNEY – Groupon, the global pioneer in group buying and leader in social e-commerce, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, have combined forces to support the empowerment of girls in Asia through school meals programmes.

8 April 2013

WFP Signs Agreements With The Government Of Yemen To Deliver Aid To Millions Of Yemenis

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme signed two agreements with Yemen’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation today to provide food and nutritional assistance to more than five million people in the country.

Responding to Emergencies
4 April 2013

Life-Saving Food Assistance Reaches Conflict-Hit People Of Sudan’s Blue Nile State

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme has started providing urgently-needed food assistance to the conflict-affected people in Blue Nile state. This is the first time that the agency has distributed food assistance since the conflict broke out in September 2011, forcing thousands to flee their homes, many of them crossing into neighbouring Ethiopia and South Sudan. 

Responding to Emergencies
4 April 2013

WFP Starts School Feeding For Syrian Refugee Children In Jordan And Iraq

AMMAN – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched school feeding projects for more than 10,500 Syrian children attending schools in refugee camps in Jordan and Iraq to boost nutrition and encourage children to come to school.

Responding to Emergencies
2 April 2013

Growing Violence Is Blocking Urgently-Needed Food Aid For People In Syria: WFP

DAMASCUS – The growing cycle of violence in Syria is preventing life-saving food aid from reaching many of the millions of vulnerable Syrians in need, says the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), calling on all parties to allow humanitarian aid to pass safely into disputed and conflict zones.

Hunger in the news
2 April 2013

France, WFP And Ministry Of Health Work Together To Fight Malnutrition In Lao PDR

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the French Embassy in Vientiane have just returned from a visit to Luangnamtha province to see nutrition programmes implemented by the Provincial Ministry of Health with the support of WFP.

For Companies
26 March 2013

Pizza Hut And Taco Bell Support WFP Typhoon Pablo Response And School Meals

MANILA–Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Philippines have raised PhP7.7 million, which they will be donating to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support their hunger-fighting activities in Mindanao.

Hunger in the news
25 March 2013

Donations From Individuals Across Asia Support Girls’ Empowerment Through School Meals (Singapore)

Groupon in Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) join hands in fighting hunger and empowering girls through school meals programmes.

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