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Funding shortage forces UN agency to trim food rations for Congolese refugees

A shortage of funds has forced the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to halve its food rations for tens of thousands of Congolese refugees in Rwanda beginning on 1 September.

Solo sailor Jessica Watson named UN youth representative against hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appointed Jessica Watson of Australia, the youngest person to sail alone non-stop around the world, as the agency’s Youth Representative in support of the global fight against hunger.

UN agency confirms death of staff member after attack in Ethiopia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has confirmed that one if its staff members was killed and two others remain missing after an ambush in Ethiopia’s remote Somali region.

Canadian broadcaster appointed as UN Ambassador against Hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has confirmed veteran broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos as its first Canadian Ambassador against Hunger on his return from a visit to Pakistan, where the agency is feeding communities as they rebuild their lives after last year’s devastating floods.

UN humanitarian food agency begins work on regional logistics base in Djibouti

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today laid the foundation stone of a new humanitarian logistics base in Djibouti that will serve as a vital regional hub for the UN agency.

Record donation enables UN agency to provide food aid in 20 countries

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a donation of $196.6 million from Japan, the largest-ever single contribution to the agency, which will use it to provide essential food and nutritional assistance to millions of needy people in 20 countries in Africa and Asia.

Two UN agencies intensify efforts to help world’s poor and hungry

The United Nations development and food agencies have pledged to jointly redouble efforts to help the world’s poor and hungry, it was announced today.

Text messaging helps thousands of Iraqi refugees in Syria receive UN food aid

Tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees in Syria will now be able to receive United Nations food aid by exchanging coupons sent to their mobile telephones as the first such electronic food voucher system in the world moves beyond its pilot phase to embrace those living outside Damascus, the capital.

‘No time to relax’ in the fight against hunger, top UN official warns

Calling hunger “the most severe face of poverty,” the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that only swift and committed action by global leaders will make the difference for the millions of people worldwide who have to subsist on one meal or even less every day.

Guatemala: UN agency hands out food to victims of landslides and floods

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing rations to more than 100,000 Guatemalans who need emergency assistance after recent torrential rains in the Central American country brought deadly landslides and floods.