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World Food Program

A branch of the United Nations that provides food in needy areas worldwide. It was established in 1960 and has distributed food in areas where food security is lowest. It is based in Rome.
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A further contribution will allow WFP to continue to operate UNHAS, the vital air service that provides the humanitarian community with crucial transport around the country.
WFP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions and the crisis in
SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Diab, Officer-in-Charge, WFP Yemen Operations:
WFP is extremely concerned that the impact of traders being unable to import food and transport it around the country will affect people's ability to feed their families.
In 2013, through the voucher programme, the WFP injected over $400 million into the local economies of neighbouring countries.
Under the new programme starting 2014, WFP activities will focus on emergency response and nutrition intervention to vulnerable populations including children, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Earlier this year WFP director Ertharin Cousin urged the world not to forget about Yemen.
The generous US contribution to WFP emergency's operation for Syrians affected by the conflict comes at a critical time, as needs are increasing yet we are facing real challenges in raising money to keep up," said Muhannad Hadi, WFP's Emergency Coordinator for the Syria crisis.
We are calling on everyone, individuals and corporations, to join the fight against world hunger this Ramadan and help families around the world as they [end] their fast," said Elise Bijon, WFP Partnerships and Business Development Manager for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
We aim to continue with this initiative in the coming years and hope that our commitment to contribute all donations made to WFP throughout this holy month will aid in endorsing a truly pressing cause.
The report said the WFP currently reaches nearly two million Syrians in need of food supplies such as cooking gas and bread, up from 50,000 since it began operations in December 2011.
PNN The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is transporting more than one million date bars produced in the Gaza Strip to the West Bank; the second batch of locally produced school snacks to be sent by WFP from the impoverished strip, WEP said in a press release.