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From the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, the UN World Food Program has launched a campaign to provide emergency food assistance to millions of ... The UN World Food Program has lost some two percent of the humanitarian aid, dropped from the airplanes in Syria's Deir ez-Zor, due to faulty ...
BACKGROUND. Since 2014, the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) has integrated four risk management strategies — risk reduction, risk transfer, prudent risk-taking and risk reserves — to help poor households improve their food security and deal with climate variability, thereby strengthening their ...

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) has gone tech-savvy. Drones, the organization said at the U.N. this week, are key to a more advanced fight against hunger and to help humanitarian aid and data collection in places like Cox's Bazar district in Bangladesh, which has dealt with an ...
When we hear the world blockchain, we immediately think about cutting-edge Fintech firms but never something to do with World Food Program. In a development that shows revolutionizing potential of the new technology, WFP is taking early steps to harness blockchain technology to be able to deliver ...
The World Food Programme has called for peace in Syria and says that more than 13 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance there. It says that more than 6,000 people are being displaced every day by the fighting. They include the tens of thousands who have fled the fighting in Eastern ...
LONDON - Open your fridge, grab the ingredients closest to their use-by date and create a recipe from food that would otherwise go to waste. This is the challenge set by The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and creative agency Anomaly. The campaign, Recipe for Disaster, developed by ...

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Food Programme to implement the Enhanced Nutrition and Value Chains (ENVAC) project in order to prevent stunting in children. Addressing the media at the MoU signing at the FDA headquarters on ...
The blockchain startup, Devery, is working with the UN World Food Program, along with the Tunisian Ministry of Education to implement a blockchain-based tracking system for its school meals program. Through this three-way partnership, the initial roll out will feed 1,500 primary school kids, with the goal of ...
David Beasley, Executive Director of World Food Program (WFP) has said that currently about 40 percent of the population in Afghanistan has no food security. Referring to the UN's concerns about the rising number of people suffering from hunger, WFP officials said that over the past three years, four ...
Port workers said they believed the blaze was sparked by an electrical fault. The port handles the bulk of Yemen's imports including critically-needed food and aid supplies. A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) spokesperson said large quantities had been lost in the fire. The three-year war in the ...
A fire has broken out at storage facilities for the World Food Programme in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida in Yemen. The official SABA news agency quoted Yemen's minister of local administration Abdel-Raqeeb Fatah as saying that the fire caused severe damage to relief and humanitarian aid held ...
A fire has destroyed large quantities of UN food and other humanitarian supplies in war-torn Yemen. It broke out at a storage facility run by the World Food Programme (WFP) in the Red Sea port of Hudaydah. Four warehouses holding 50 tonnes of food are said to have been destroyed. They also contained ...
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire engulfing warehouse of the World Food Programme in Hodeida, Yemen Mar. 31, 2018. ... "The fire destroyed huge amounts of fuel and humanitarian aid and foodstuff," a UN World Food Programme (WFP) employee told Reuters by telephone, adding that there would be an ...
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A massive fire broke out on Saturday and engulfed storage facilities belonging to the World Food Program in the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeida damaging humanitarian aid inside, Yemen's official news agency said. Yemen's minister of local administration, Abdel-Raqeeb ...
A fire has broken out at storage facilities for the World Food Programme in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida in Yemen. The official SABA news agency quoted Yemen's minister of local administration Abdel-Raqeeb Fatah as saying that the fire caused severe damage to relief and humanitarian aid held ...
The head of the United Nations food agency warned Monday that the relocation of Islamic State group members from the Middle East to Africa could trigger a massive new European migrant crisis. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program, said many of the militants who fled Syria amid ...
WASHINGTON — David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Programme, has a message for humanitarian leaders who chide him for talking up the role of food insecurity in driving terrorist groups such as Islamic State group, Boko Haram, and al-Shabab. “We'll do it your way and get $2 billion.

Colombia needs urgent help as it struggles with a humanitarian “catastrophe” caused by the high number of Venezuelans pouring into Colombia every day, reports the Associated Press. Up to 6,000 Venezuelans, suffering severe food shortage at home, are pouring into Colombia every day through a ...
... UN spokesman Jens Laerke told a Geneva briefing. “We have a great responsibility in the DRC...now is the time to stay the course,” Laerke said. The 2 million children at risk of starvation include some 300,000 children in the Kasai region, Bettina Luescher of the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) said.
In view of the incredible challenge of improving nutrition for all people by 2030 as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has realigned its focus in India. From a food aid provider, it is now a catalytic partner of the Indian government with a ...
The United Nations World Food Programme today (March 1, 2018) urged governments in West Africa to invest more money in school meal programmes so these can act as a catalyst for improved economic and social welfare communities across the region. The call was made on African Day of School ...
Forty-six truckloads of food and medical aid, amounting to food for 27,500 people and health items for 70,000 were brought in through efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations World Food Program and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, according to a press release by the Red ...
The United Nations World Food Programme today (March 1, 2018) urged governments in West Africa to invest more money in school meal programmes so these can act as a catalyst for improved economic and social welfare communities across the region. The call was made on African Day of School ...
CHARITY merchandise isn't a new concept but at Balenciaga, artistic director, Demna Gvasalia put his own special stamp on it with a brand new collaboration with the World Food Programme. Gvasalia practically invented the idea of high fashion merch - we have him to thank for the “I'm with the band” look ...
World Food Programme provides Libyan Tawergha IDPs with food assistance ... The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to nearly 3,000 displaced people stranded in the harsh Libyan desert as they struggle to return to their hometown of Tawergha, in Western ...
With ISIL's three and a half-year siege lifted, the UN's World Food Programme has carried out a landmark mission in Syria's eastern Deir ez-Zor City to document the conditions on the ground. The WFP's Syria Deputy Director said the organisation intended to beef-up its programmes and deliver more ...
THE Australian government has provided A$1.1 million, or about P42.7 million, to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Philippines's response to the Marawi City siege. With this funding, WFP will be able to provide six months' worth of school meals for the affected 50,000 ...
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ship MV Esbjerg safely arrived in Mogadishu on 11th February 2018 under the protection of EU Naval Force's Lithuanian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD). The Lithuanian troops were welcomed to Mogadishu by the Somali based EU ...
CAPE TOWN - Poor rains and crop infestations in southern Africa are threatening deeper hunger across the region, with millions of people, particularly children, at risk, the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. “Given that the region has barely emerged from three years of very damaging El ...
Benghazi Municipality expressed its dissatisfaction with the reports on the lack of validity of foodstuffs imported from Egypt through the World Food Program that was meant to be distributed to the displaced people. The municipality explained in a statement that the analysis carried out on the products by the ...
BRUSSELS – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be among global leaders at Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region on 24 and 25 April in Brussels. Hosted by the United Nations and the European Union, the conference seeks to raise funds for people ...
The government of Belgium is making a contribution of €2 mln to promote a Blockchain project by the World Food Programme (WFP), the WFP announced April 19. The contribution will reportedly allow the United Nations (UN) to use Blockchain technology to fight against hunger in impoverished areas.
Devery, a blockchain-based start-up focused on supply chain tracking, has signed an agreement with the Tunisian Ministry of Education to implement a blockchain-based tracking system for the latter's school meals programme. The United Nation's World Food Programme currently manages this ...
Shoaib Akhtar, still in Pakistan after being overlooked for the tour of the West Indies, has pledged his commitment to the United Nations World Food Programme. Shoaib has promised to take part in one of many walks across the world on June 14, aimed at raising funds to feed and educate underprivileged children.
Despite the use of subdued graphics being somewhat uncanny to the brand's bold reputation, each embellishment bore rather meaningful attachments, with the most obvious being that of the World Food Programme, Speed Hunter referencing (whatever that could mean), gay pride symbolism, and an ...
The head of the United Nations food agency warned Monday that the relocation of Islamic State group members from the Middle East to Africa could trigger a massive new European migrant crisis. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program, said many of the militants who fled Syria amid ...
BRUSSELS – In 2017, the Government of Belgium reinforced its partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition. Last year, the Belgian Development Cooperation contributed nearly €20 million to WFP operations that assisted more than 14.5 ...
KHATLON PROVINCE, TAJIKISTAN – Staff from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Country Director Mariko Kawabata in a visit to Balkhi district in Khatlon to review the progress of the recently launched ...
MANGOCHI, Malawi, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The UN World Food Program (WFP) on Friday officially handed over four bailey bridges worth 9 million U.S. dollars to Malawi government to ease access to the country's communities in four districts. The bridges (portable pre-fabricated steel) were installed in two ...
The World Food Programme's country director in Afghanistan, Mick Lorentzen, has been suspended while a disciplinary process is under way. Luiz Loures, an assistant secretary general of the UN, and deputy executive director of programme at UNAids, is also the subject of an investigation. The Guardian ...
Sometimes, the best way to help is to do something material and practical. That's exactly what HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein has done with her latest philanthropic endeavour. Following a meeting with the World Food Programme's new executive director, David Beasley, Princess Haya has ...
DUBAI: The Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received on Sunday David Beasley, Executive Director of the Rome-based World Food Programme. The WFP is holding its annual meeting of its Executive Board in Dubai ...
DUBAI: The Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received on Sunday David Beasley, Executive Director of the Rome-based World Food Programme. The WFP is holding its annual meeting of its Executive Board in Dubai ...
JUBA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan's food security situation will worsen this year compared to the previous year unless food is procured and distributed to millions of people in urgent need in hard-to-reach areas before the rainy season, the World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday. WFP Deputy ...
Rome, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The relationships between Cuba and the World Food Program (WFP) are reinforced by concrete cooperation actions, such as the emergency aid provided to the island following the passing of Hurricane Irma in September 2017. This was confirmed by UN agency's Executive Director, David ...
Rome, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The relationships between Cuba and the World Food Program (WFP) are reinforced by concrete cooperation actions, such as the emergency aid provided to the island following the passing of Hurricane Irma in September 2017. This was confirmed by UN agency's Executive ...
[E]ven though the [U.N. World Food Programme's] budget is at a record high, it's not enough to keep up with the number of refugees and people in other crisis situations who need emergency food aid. Continuing conflicts in countries like Syria and Yemen and other crises led to the agency's ...
The U.N. is facing a terrible dilemma. "Basically, when we haven't got enough money, we have to decide who's not going to get food," says Peter Smerdon, a spokesman for the U.N.'s World Food Programme in East Africa. And even though the program's budget is at a record high, it's not enough to keep up ...
G AF ATR Women displaced by the Boko Haram crisis working on a farm in northern Nigeria. (Image Source: Chain Gang 9/Flickr). In the Democratic Republic of Congo, FAO and WFP will be working in the Greater Kasai area, which has been affected by conflict. FAO will supply food-growing kits, including ...
Opp is the director of the newly-minted Innovation and Change Management Division for the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP). Now in its third year, the division is tasked with incorporating new technologies into the practices of humanitarian aid delivery. This includes experimentation with ...


 

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