UN teams with England’s schools to feed hungry children in developing world

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has partnered with schools in England to provide nutritious meals next month to school children in some of the world’s poorest countries.

UN agency urges nations to fund ‘human rescue’ package needed to feed millions

Without a “human rescue” package, costing a mere fraction of the financial bailout and economic stimulus initiatives tabled in Western Europe and the United States, millions of people around the world will go hungry early next year, warned the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today.

UN transports another food shipment to displaced people in war-torn northern Sri Lanka

The United Nations has shipped another convoy of emergency food supplies to the Vanni region of northern Sri Lanka, as part of its ongoing humanitarian aid effort assisting thousands of people forced from their homes by violent conflict.

UN agency aims to improve nutrition for 1 million hungry Asian children and families

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a $15 million project to improve the nutrition of a million undernourished children and mothers in seven Asian countries.

Panama: UN food agency provides assistance to thousands of flood victims

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rushing assistance to about 15,000 people along Panama’s Caribbean coast, where floods following a week of heavy rains have destroyed homes, roads and other infrastructure and left locals in urgent need of help.

UN-backed project seeks to boost poor farmers’ income in developing world

Hundreds of thousands of small farmers, especially in Africa and Central America, are expected to benefit from a United Nations-backed initiative announced today to provide them with reliable markets for surplus crops at competitive prices, thus bolstering fragile local economies.

Star-studded line-up to perform at UN-backed Pavarotti memorial concert

The star-studded line-up of artists performing at next month’s United Nations-backed memorial concert and ceremony in Jordan to honour the late Luciano Pavarotti was announced today by the Italian tenor’s widow at a press conference in Milan.

Five videos focus on hunger for UN agency’s online competition

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has selected five finalists in its competition for a short video to raise public awareness about global hunger.

UN agency provides $214 million to help 16 countries cope with food crisis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the roll-out of a $214 million response to help millions in 16 countries hit hard by high food and fuel prices.

UN scaling up food aid for West Africans struggling amid rising prices

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced it is expanding operations in West Africa to feed an additional 1.4 million people who are struggling due to high food prices in Guinea, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Senegal.