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21 December 2011

WFP Tajikistan Welcomes US$6 Million Donation from Russia

“This donation comes at a time when the resilience of the most vulnerable families will be once again tested by a resurgence of high prices for staple foods,” said WFP Country Director Alzira Ferreira. “This generous contribution will help WFP strengthen its social protection programmes to mitigate the impact of high food prices on the poorest families and help them through the harsh winter months.”

2 September 2011

Russian Wheat Shipment Will Feed Thousands In Drought-Hit Kenya

MOMBASA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival in Mombasa of a US$ 1 million shipment of wheat flour from the Russian Federation to support thousands of drought-affected people in the Horn of Africa.

3 December 2007

WFP welcomes arrival of final trainload of Russian food donation

WFP has welcomed the final shipment of a US$2 million package of food aid donated by Russia to support the agency’s operations in Tajikistan.
16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
8 October 2007

WFP welcomes US$2 million donation from Russia to Azerbaijan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the first-ever donation from the Russian Federation to support WFP’s operation in Azerbaijan to provide food assistance to the poorest among the internally displaced people (IDPs).

23 April 2007

Russian wheat shipment will feed Sudan school children

WFP welcomes the arrival at Port Sudan of a US$2 million shipment of wheat from Russia to support the agency’s recovery and development operations in Sudan.
7 December 2006

Food aid shortages aggravate suffering of Chechens

Already obliged for lack of funds to cut the number of displaced Chechens it supports and drastically reduce rations, WFP has warned that it will have to halt its Chechnya operation entirely in three months unless fresh pledges are made soon.
29 March 2006

WFP welcomes first Russian donation to Tajikistan

WFP has welcomed the arrival of a US$6 million contribution from the Government of the Russian Federation to its Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) in Tajikistan.
26 January 2006

Bitter cold worsens plight of hungry Chechens

WFP has appealed for urgently needed funds to resume food rations for thousands of people in Chechnya and Ingushetia now suffering from bitterly cold winter weather. They desperately need our help, and they ...


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