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Hunger in the news
29 March 2012

WFP Gambia To Provide Immediate Food Assistance To Thousands Hit By Drought

BANJUL – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Gambia announced today it will provide immediate food assistance to 62,500 people in the areas most affected by the recent drought.

Hunger in the news
29 March 2012

WFP Welcomes More Than $100 Million Donation From U.S. To Fight Hunger In The Sahel Region Of West Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed its appreciation for more than US$100 million from the United States government. The donation, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, will provide urgently needed food assistance to millions of people suffering from the impact of a severe drought in the Sahel region of West Africa.

Logistics
27 March 2012

WFP Receives 41 Trucks from Russia to Deliver Food to Vulnerable Afghans

The addition of 41 new, Russian-made Kamaz trucks to WFP's fleet in Afghanistan will allow for the disposal of old, less-eficient vehicles.

Hunger in the news
27 March 2012

Groupon Malaysia Raises Over RM90,000.00 For The World Food Programme To Feed Women And Children In Asia

KUALA LUMPUR – Groupon Malaysia today presented a cheque worth RM 92,320 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) following the recent ‘Groupon for Women’ initiative which was launched on March 8th, International Women’s Day.

Hunger in the news
21 March 2012

Food Security Ministry Unveils Huge Annual Wheat Donation To WFP

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a commitment by the newly created Pakistan Ministry of Food Security and Research (MFSR) to donate annually up to 500,000 metric tons of wheat to WFP to combat malnutrition and improve food security among vulnerable groups across the country.

Hunger in the news
21 March 2012

WFP Launches An Emergency Response For Internally Displaced People In Mali

BAMAKO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today launched an emergency operation in the Gao region of Mali for the country’s internally displaced people.

Hunger in the news
20 March 2012

Sri Lanka Donates Rice To Feed Hungry People In The Horn Of Africa

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed its first ever donation from the Government of Sri Lanka to food operations abroad – a consignment of white rice worth US$4 million for WFP’s programmes in the Horn of Africa.

Hunger in the news
19 March 2012

WFP Scales Up Activities To Address Undernutrition In Cox's Bazar District

DHAKA – WFP is rolling out a new programme to support undernourished women and children in Cox’s Bazar district, where almost 20 percent of children under the age of  five are  undernourished.

Hunger in the news
16 March 2012

World Food Programme Executive Director Josette Sheeran Commends Denmark On 50 Years Of Life-Saving Humanitarian And Development Leadership

COPENHAGEN – On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) commends its bold and innovative leadership on humanitarian and development assistance. Danida has consistently been a leader in ensuring the more efficient and effective use of development aid – not only to save lives, but also to prevent and break the cycle of hunger at its root.

Hunger in the news
15 March 2012

WFP Executive Director Travels To Copenhagen For The 50-Year Anniversary Of Denmark's Development Agency

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, arrives today in Copenhagen, Denmark, to participate in a high-level conference marking the 50-year anniversary of the Danish International Development Agency (Danida). The conference will gather leaders from European Union, governments, international organizations and civil society.

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