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Hunger in the news
25 March 2013

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

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

Hunger in the news
25 March 2013

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

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

Hunger in the news
25 March 2013

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

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

Hunger in the news
25 March 2013

Donate ฿99 To Provide School Meals For Girls In Asia For 2 Weeks (Thailand)

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

Hunger in the news
22 March 2013

WFP To Provide Technical Advice In Support Of Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger”

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will provide technical support to the Government of Mexico’s efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition through its newly created “National Crusade against Hunger”

Contributions to WFP
22 March 2013

Britain Supports School Meals In Areas Affected By Food Shortages In Malawi

LILONGWE – The UK Government, through UKaid, has contributed US$7.8 million (£5 million pounds sterling) to the  United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)  to help provide school meals to children in Malawi.  

Contributions to WFP
22 March 2013

Japan Provides Major Financial Boost To WFP Operations In Myanmar

NAYPYIDAW – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution which more than doubles Japan’s support for its food assistance operations in Myanmar - from JPY 814 million (US$10 million) last year to JPY 2 billion (US$21 million) this year. 

Contributions to WFP
20 March 2013

Brazil Contributes Rice To WFP Valued At US$1 Million For Refugees In Uganda

KAMPALA – The Government of Brazil today made its first contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda: some 2,000 metric tons of rice worth about US$1 million. The rice will be used over the coming months to provide 155,000 refugees with relief assistance.

Hunger in the news
19 March 2013

The World Food Programme Embraces The Newly-Chosen Pope’s Commitment To Serving The Poor

ROME – Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN's World Food Programme, will join world leaders in Rome, Italy, for the inaugural mass of Pope Francis, the newly chosen head of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church.

Hunger in the news
18 March 2013

Urgent Help Needed For Displaced Malians

ROME – The people of Mali continue to suffer the impact of mass displacement and they urgently need food and other humanitarian assistance, said the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin, on her return from a five-day trip to Mali and Burkina Faso (13-17 March) to meet people affected by the conflict in Mali and cycles of drought and poor harvests. 

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