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Operation Lifeline Gaza Reaches The Hungry

Kuwait, 17 January 2009 - Josette Sheeran, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that Operation Lifeline Gaza, a campaign launched one week ago at Egypt's border with Gaza to raise awareness and resources [...]

Economic crisis threatens "potato boom"

15 December 2008, Rome - Booming potato production in the developing world could falter as the global economic slowdown reduces investment, trade and potato farmers' access to credit, a new FAO report warned today.

Food Ships to Somalia Receive NATO and Dutch Protection

Rome, 10 November 2008 - The Netherlands and NATO are providing naval escorts to protect WFP ships carrying life-saving assistance from pirate attacks off Somalia. More than 2 million Somalis could go hungry without this protection.

Number of hungry people rises to 963 million

9 December 2008, Rome - Another 40 million people have been pushed into hunger this year primarily due to higher food prices, according to preliminary estimates published by FAO today. This brings the overall number of undernourished people in the [...]

Urgent call for global fight against wheat killer

12 November 2008, Rome/New Delhi - Representatives of major wheat producing countries have called for urgent coordinated action to prevent and control the wheat stem rust disease strain Ug99, FAO said today. The fungus is capable of causing heavy damage [...]

Barack Obama -- Yes He Can Tackle Hunger!

by Nancy RomanRome, 5 November 2008 - Hunger and the global food crisis are but among hundreds – maybe thousands – of policy initiatives competing for time and space on the Obama agenda this morning. They deserve to make the [...]

Melamine milk crisis

26 September 2008, Geneva/Rome – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are urging affected countries to ensure safe feeding of millions of infants following the ongoing melamine milk crisis in China. The two [...]

Hunger's global hotspots: 1 October 2008

Rome, 1 October 2008 - Facts, figures and the lastest updates from WFP's high profile emergencies.[Back To Top]Afghanistan• Under emergency assistance, approximately 2,000 battle and flood affected people have benefited from WFP food assistance in Laghman and Nangarhar provinces. The [...]

New global soil database

A new database on the world’s soils improves knowledge of the current and future land productivity as well as the present carbon storage and carbon sequestration potential of the world’s soils. It helps to identify land and water limitations, and [...]

WFP Strategic Plan charts revolution in food aid

Rome, 13 June 2008 - The Executive Board of WFP has approved a new four-year strategic plan that will be critical to addressing soaring hunger needs due to the global food crisis. “This strategic plan marks a revolution in food [...]
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