UN agency seeks to step up effectiveness of food delivery in crisis zones

In a bid to ensure that the hungriest and most vulnerable people in crises are fed, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is tapping into the expertise of those at the forefront of business, humanitarian aid and technology.

Head of UN food aid agency begins visit to Brazil

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Sunday kicked off a two-day visit to Brazil during which she will see first-hand the impact of initiatives to combat hunger, as well as honour the nation's President for his leadership in tackling this vital issue.

UN official urges rich nations’ leaders to help end child malnutrition

The head of the United Nations food agency today urged leaders of the Group of 8 (G8) industrialized nations to make combating child malnutrition a pillar of the their summit in Canada in June, saying poor nutrition is responsible for the death of 3.5 million children every year.

Asia to get new UN emergency response centre for disasters

With natural disasters on the rise, the United Nations is opening its first ever Asian emergency response centre to provide pre-positioned humanitarian aid within 48 hours of a crisis striking, following an agreement signed today with Malaysia.

Britain’s ‘Curry King’ shows Myanmar refugees way to nutritious food at UN event

Britain’s renowned “Curry King” has been giving poor refugee women in Bangladesh lessons on concocting nutritious dishes using United Nations food rations along with locally grown fruit and vegetables.

With better stoves, UN aims to cut risk of murder, rape for women seeking firewood

The United Nations today launched a pilot project to provide fuel-efficient stoves to some 150,000 women in Sudan and Uganda to cut the risks of murder, rape and other violence they face in gathering firewood, while at the same time protecting the environment.

UN partners with African initiative to slash numbers of starving on the continent

With over three million children dying from hunger around the world every year and child mortality rates rising in Africa, the United Nations food agency today announced a new partnership to expand efforts in the fight against malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa.

Global corporate giants join forces with UN food agency to end hunger

A group of leading multi-national companies have joined a United Nations scheme in a bid to end hunger and malnutrition among children in developing countries, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced today.

Royalties from next Bob Dylan album to help UN scheme to feed hungry children

Music fans who buy a copy of the upcoming Christmas album by the renowned United States singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will also be giving a helping hand to hungry children around the globe after the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that royalties from the album will be donated to its school meals initiative.

Guatemala: Pop star Christina Aguilera calls for funding to help UN feed thousands

Grammy Award-winning singer and young mother Christina Aguilera has urged donors to provide funding for United Nations emergency food relief efforts in Guatemala after witnessing first-hand the impact of hunger in the Central American country.