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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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The World Food Programme is saying today that humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 - as severe drought in some regions, exacerbated by the strongest El Nino in decades, caused successive harvest failures and widespread livestock deaths.
Of the $10 million relief aid for Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, $5 million will be offered to the World Food Programme to meet food security needs, $3 million for water and sanitation projects and $2 million to meet health-care requirements.
Matthew Hollingworth, Syria director for the World Food Programme, has described to CNN the desperate situation of civilians in war-ravaged Syrian town of Homs.
Ashraf Hamouda, Head of Partnership & Business Development, United Nations World Food Programme, Mena, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, adds: "Good nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life is so essential to the strong and healthy development of a child, which is why WFP focuses its nutrition programmes on pregnant women, new mothers and young children.
For each question you get right, 10 rice grains are donated to the World Food Programme.
For every question you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme.
This scholarly study of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) examines the successful international aid organization and illuminates the ways in which its governance can teach better practices in the general realm of global governance and international development and relief policy.
PIA's emergency response staff and PIA boy scouts in collaboration with United Nations World Food Programme are distributing food boxes which are being delivered through WFP helicopters in the flood affected areas of Sindh.
Byline: A suicide bomber has killed five people in an attack on an office of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Islamabad.
Summary: CAIRO -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today responded to growing hunger needs in Gaza by launching Operation Lifeline Gaza, a global appeal to ramp up the distribution of food to people caught in the conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory.
CIDA, the World Bank and the World Food Programme will provide parallel funding as requested by the Egyptian government to be used for the key project areas: civil works, community grants and technical assistance as well as school feeding programs.
A Save the Children flight funded by the Department for International Development is due to depart for Niger on Wednesday, carrying more than 40 tonnes of food for malnourished children International Development Secretary Hilary Benn said: 'I have been very concerned by the terrible food crisis in Niger, and have this week spoken to Jan Egeland, the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Jim Morris of the World Food Programme.
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