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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.

Top UN official urges world leaders to boost efforts for better nutrition

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today urged leaders of countries to work together and step up efforts to boost nutrition, saying it is “nearly criminal” not to act to ensure that all children have enough food.

UN agency projects to boost productivity of small-scale female farmers

Poor farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America are set to receive a productivity boost through new United Nations-led agricultural projects funded by a €34 million donation from the European Union (EU), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today.

Funding gap could ground UN air service for aid workers in Africa

The United Nations air service, shuttling aid workers to remote locations to provide life-saving assistance to vulnerable people in Africa, is in danger of being shut down due to a funding shortage, according to the World Food Programme (WFP) which operates the flights.

UN agency joins Formula 1 team to drive out hunger from schools

The United Nations food agency will join the Panasonic Toyota Racing Formula 1 drivers on the starting grid of the British Grand Prix on Sunday to raise awareness of the 66 million primary school-aged children worldwide who go hungry.