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UN agency steps up efforts to help Haitians cope with food crisis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it is stepping up efforts to assist Haiti, where the rise in food prices has compounded the suffering of millions and led to deadly riots earlier this year.

UN agency condemns killing of food aid driver in southern Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned the “senseless killing” of one of its truck drivers who was ambushed in southern Sudan after delivering vital food supplies to the agency’s warehouse in Juba.

UN agency deplores killing of food convoy driver in southern Somalia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned the murder of one of its truck drivers who was gunned down yesterday in southern Somalia while delivering food aid, the third incident of its kind this year.

Funding shortfall forces UN to cut back air service for aid workers in Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today it will have to cut back on its air service in Sudan due to lack of funds, curtailing the ability of 14,000 aid workers to travel to Darfur and other parts of the strife-torn nation.

UN says global food aid deliveries reach lowest level in almost 50 years

Global food aid deliveries have sunk to their lowest levels in nearly five decades, with deliveries of wheat and maize facing the sharpest drops due to the impact of food price rises around the world, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Sudan: two more transport workers murdered delivering UN food aid

A truck driver and his assistant been murdered delivering food aid in Southern Sudan, bringing to five the number of people killed in attacks on transports of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan in less than three weeks, the agency announced today.

UN food aid agency appeals for $500 million to offset soaring prices

The United Nations agency that is feeding 73 million people caught up in crises around the world this year is appealing for funding to close a $500 million gap caused by a global spike in food and fuel prices.

21 billion grains of rice generated by popular UN-backed Internet game

With between 300,000 and 500,000 people playing it daily, an Internet game that to date has generated 21 billion grains of rice for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is proving to be an online sensation.

Afghans hit by soaring food prices receive emergency UN aid

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing emergency assistance to Afghans suffering from food shortages due to the surge in the price of wheat, which has risen by 70 per cent over the past year.

Actress Drew Barrymore donates $1 million to UN anti-hunger programme

The United States actress Drew Barrymore today announced that she would donate $1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), where she is an Ambassador Against Hunger, to help the agency feed thousands of Kenyan schoolchildren.