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U.N. says grain stores in Yemen's Hodeidah 'at risk of rotting'

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen on Monday said the urgency of accessing grain stores trapped in a frontline position in the port city of Hodeidah was increasing as the food was "at risk of rotting". The World Food Programme grain stores at the Red Sea Mills are enough to feed 3.7 million people for a month and have been inaccessible for more than five months, Martin Griffiths said. Yemen's almost four-year war has killed tens of thousands of people, collapsed the economy and brought millions o...
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Syria wheat production hits lowest level in 29 years

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. food agency says extreme weather in Syria has caused domestic agricultural production to hit its lowest point in three decades. World Food Programme spokesman Herve Verhoosel said Tuesday that Syria’s wheat production this year fell to a 29-year low of 1.2 million tons, about two-thirds of last year’s levels. He […]
Tags: News, Syria, Ap, Beirut, World Food Programme, Nation & World, Herve Verhoosel


Twelve million face famine in Yemen if bombs don't stop, WFP warns

The number of people facing starvation in Yemen could rise to nearly 12 million as conflict intensifies around the port of Hodeidah, a vital aid delivery link, the World Food Programme told CNN Monday.
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Twelve million face famine in Yemen if bombs don't stop, WFP warns

The number of people facing starvation in Yemen could rise to nearly 12 million as conflict intensifies around the port of Hodeidah, a vital aid delivery link, the World Food Programme told CNN Monday.
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Have A Cool Idea To Help End World Hunger? Pitch It To The U.N.

At the World Food Programme's Innovation Accelerator, teams test out new proposals to stop hunger. Anyone can submit. And September deadlines are coming up.(Image credit: Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Mastercard Put Its Foot in Its Mouth With World Cup Children’s Meals Campaign

Mastercard has launched a campaign some are calling tasteless--to put it mildly. The company tried to capitalize on the upcoming FIFA World Cup in initiating the campaign to donate the equivalent of 10,000 meals to the World Food Programme for every goal scored by Lionel Messi and Neymar, two of the tournament's biggest stars. Despite...
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Mastercard slammed for their Leo Messi & Neymar 2018 World Cup campaign

Mastercard & 2018 World Cup Mastercard will be one of the official sponsors for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In the past few days, however, Mastercard’s World Cup PR has blown up in their face. The global payment and banking corporation have launched a social media campaign surrounding Leo Messi and Neymar. The campaign promised to deliver 10,000 meals to fight childhood hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean every time Messi or Neymar scored at the World Cup. Goals that c...
Tags: Russia, Sport, Soccer, Messi, Neymar, Latin America, Caribbean, Mastercard, Leo Messi, Latam, World Food Programme, Neymar Jr Mastercard, Justin Lockwood, Noticias Mastercard, Jon Morter, Joe Beck


Food waste a recipe for disaster in global hunger fight, shoppers warned

World Food Programme teams up with creative agency to encourage public to create meals from food that would otherwise go to wasteConsumers are being urged to use their imagination and create recipes from food that would otherwise go to waste, as part of a campaign to raise money to tackle global hunger.The World Food Programme has launched a social media movement, #RecipeforDisaster, with the aim of making the public more conscious of the food waste they generate. It is hoped the initiative, whi...
Tags: Nutrition, Life and style, Britain, Food & Drink, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Food Security, Nutrition And Development, World Food Programme


Want to save the world from hunger? Start by not wasting food, shoppers told

World Food Programme teams up with creative agency to encourage public to create meals from food that would otherwise go to wasteConsumers are being urged to use their imagination and create recipes from food that would otherwise go to waste, as part of a campaign to raise money to tackle global hunger.The World Food Programme has launched a social media movement, #RecipeforDisaster, with the aim of making the public more conscious of the food waste they generate. It is hoped the initiative, whi...
Tags: Nutrition, Life and style, Britain, Food & Drink, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Food Security, Nutrition And Development, World Food Programme


MasterCard Brings Messi and Neymar Jr. For a Social Movement that Seeks to End Childhood Hunger

Lionel Messi and Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. join Mastercard’s slate of iconic sports ambassadors as part of a partnership to launch the Start Something Priceless campaign in Latin America and the Caribbean.Mastercard announced today the launch of its Start Something Priceless campaign in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with an unprecedented effort. For the first time in history, a brand brings together two football superstars of Latin America, Lionel Messi and Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. (M...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Lionel Messi, Messi, Latin America, Caribbean, Mastercard, Neymar Jr, WFP, United Nations World Food Programme WFP, World Food Programme, Sports Ads, Gloria J, JuntosSomos10, TogetherWeAare10, Neymar Jr For a Social Movement


Major fire at Yemen's Hodeidah port destroys aid supplies

Thick plumes of smoke were seen rising from a World Food Program storage building in Yemen following a major fire. Rough cut (no reporter narration).Thick plumes of smoke were seen rising from a World Food Programme storage building in Yemen following a major fire. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Yemen fire damages food aid warehouses

Supplies critical to the humanitarian aid effort have been destroyed, the World Food Programme says.
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Yemen war: Fire damages World Food Programme warehouses

Supplies critical to the humanitarian aid effort have been destroyed, the World Food Programme says.
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'Price of conflict is too high': hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affectedThe number of hungry people living in conflict zones is rising, with eight countries recording crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in at least a quarter of their people, food agencies warned the UN security council on Monday.In Yemen, 17 million people, or 60% of the population, are facing acute food insecurity, while in South Sudan, the figure is 4.8 million or 45% of it...
Tags: Africa, World news, Syria, Ukraine, Hunger, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Global development, Sudan, Conflict and development, South Sudan, UN Security Council, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia


Senior UN figures under investigation over alleged sexual harassment

World Food Programme official suspended pending inquiry as UNAids declines to comment on scrutiny of deputy director The United Nations is investigating two senior figures over allegations of sexual harassment.The World Food Programme’s country director in Afghanistan, Mick Lorentzen, has been suspended while a disciplinary process is under way. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Afghanistan, United Nations, Global development, Un, Sexual Harassment, World Food Programme, UNAIDS, Mick Lorentzen


Joseph Kabila must be stopped – to save Congo’s children from starvation | Vava Tampa

You don’t need to be a DRC expert to work out the reason for the Kasai region’s crisis. Yet despite the evidence against the president, the UN has failed to actLast week BBC News at Ten broadcast its first reports on a conflict the world cannot afford to continue to ignore. The United Nations says the scale of the crisis is on a par with Syria and Yemen, but has received minimal media attention. About 400,000 children in the Kasai region – an anti-government stronghold in the Democratic Republic...
Tags: Africa, Syria, BBC News, United Nations, Un, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, Bashar Al Assad, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Drc, World Food Programme, Joseph Kabila, Kasai, Vava Tampa


Intense rains cause famine in remote Papuan villages

Indonesia (MNN) -- According to the World Food Programme , approximately 87 million people in Indonesia face food insecurity. And this food insecurity is most evident in the Indonesian province of Papua. Indigenous Papuans have the lowest life expectancy rates in the country, especially for infants and children. Currently, Dennis Bergstrazer with Mission Aviation Fellowship says around 29 villages in Papua are suffering from a famine caused by excessive rain and flooding. “Over ...
Tags: Indonesia, Christ, Papua, World Food Programme, New Guinea, Timika, Papua Indonesia, Mission Aviation Fellowship, MAF, Dennis Bergstrazer, Mission Aviation Fellowship Papua, Bergstrazer, Bugapa


Food a 'weapon of war' in Yemen: WFP

Beyond air raids, gun battles and port blockades, food is now a "weapon of war" in Yemen, the UN's World Food Programme said on Sunday, as millions face impending famine. "Yemen is on the brink of famine. Food is being used as a weapon of war," WFP assistant executive director Elisabeth Rasmussen said at a conference on aid to Yemen hosted by Saudi Arabia.
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The true cost of a plate of food: $1 in New York, $320 in South Sudan

Research reveals the stark inequality that drives the global hunger crisis, with the poorest people paying more than they earn in a day for a single mealThe world’s poorest pay more than a day’s wages for a single plate of food, according to a report from the World Food Programme, which reveals that the same bean stew can cost the average consumer in New York just $1.20, while the price tag is more than $320 in South Sudan.The research, released to coincide with World Food Day on Monday, underli...
Tags: New York, Africa, Society, World news, Hunger, Global development, South Sudan, Inequality, Food Security, Malnutrition, World Food Programme


Google Play helps fight hunger on World Food Day, donates proceeds

Google Play launched a one-week campaign to raise funds and awareness for World Food Day. It will donate 100 percent of revenue -- made from in-app purchases in the "Apps and Games Against Hunger" collection -- to World Food Program USA. The post Google Play helps fight hunger on World Food Day, donates proceeds appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, World Food Programme, Android Army, World Food Program USA, World Food Day, ShareTheMeal


Tensions flare as food rations to refugees slashed by half in Uganda

World Food Programme forced to cut grain handouts as lack of funding and sheer number of people fleeing South Sudan’s conflict leave agencies overwhelmedThe flood of people fleeing South Sudan, coupled with delays and constraints on funding, has lead to food rations to refugees being slashed by half.According to agencies working on the ground in Uganda, where most of the refugees have been arriving from the conflict across the border, food supply lines are being shut down and distribution of aid...
Tags: Africa, World news, Uganda, Global development, Conflict and development, South Sudan, Food Security, Migration And Development, Malnutrition, World Food Programme


Tensions in Uganda after funding delays lead to reduced food rations for refugees

World Food Programme forced to cut grain handouts as lack of funding and sheer number of people fleeing South Sudan’s conflict leave agencies overwhelmedThe flood of people fleeing South Sudan, coupled with delays and constraints on funding, has led to a shortfall in food rations to refugees.According to agencies working on the ground in Uganda, where most of the refugees have been arriving from the conflict across the border, food supply lines are being shut down and distribution of aid is beco...
Tags: Africa, World news, Uganda, Global development, Conflict and development, South Sudan, Food Security, Migration And Development, Malnutrition, World Food Programme


Aung San Suu Kyi: what has happened to Myanmar's icon of morality?

Failure of Nobel prize winner to condemn brutal military campaign against Rohingya Muslims places the Lady at centre of global ireWhen news came in early on the morning of 25 August that militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) had attacked police posts in northern Rakhine state, killing 12 people and ushering in a massive army crackdown, it did not take long for Myanmar’s new “information committee” to swing into action.Myanmar has had other such committees in its history, as au...
Tags: World news, South and Central Asia, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Rohingya, Rohingya Muslims, World Food Programme, Rakhine, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army Arsa


'A children's crisis': now 80% of all kids in Yemen are in need

War and hunger and the deadly cholera outbreak is combining to create the largest humanitarian crisis in the worldChildren are bearing the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, with 80% in desperate need of aid and 2 million suffering from acute malnutrition, the UN has warned.The impact of war and hunger on the country’s 12.5 million young people has been compounded by what the directors of the World Health Organization, the UN Children’s Fund and the World Food Programme described in a joint stateme...
Tags: Health, Children, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Global development, Conflict and development, World Health Organization, Un, Cholera, Yemen, Malnutrition, World Food Programme, Global Health, UN Children 's Fund


Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children 'wasting' from hunger in Myanmar

Some 75,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya people who fled a bloody army crackdown live in western Rakhine state and are reeling from a food crisisMore than 80,000 children under the age of five living in majority-Muslim areas of western Myanmar are “wasting” and will need treatment for acute malnutrition over the next year, the World Food Programme has warned.The report from the United Nations agency was based on an assessment of villages in western Rakhine state, where some 75,000 stateless Muslim ...
Tags: World news, South and Central Asia, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya, World Food Programme, Rakhine


Top UN official puts faith in Ivanka Trump to lobby father on aid cuts

World Food Programme chief hopes US president’s daughter will help stave off cash crisis putting over a million lives at risk The head of the UN World Food Programme has said he is hopeful Ivanka Trump will lobby her father into a U-turn on cuts to humanitarian aid in the face of an urgent cash crisis that is imperilling hundreds of thousands of lives.David Beasley, a former Republican governor of South Carolina who supported Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency, said Congress and the Sena...
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South Sudan: Three Aid Workers Killed in Restive South Sudan

[Al Jazeera] The World Food Programme said on Friday it was "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudanese workers were killed in violence that claimed at least 16 lives earlier this week.
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Trump wants U.S. to give UN $5 billion, leftists melt down because it's not more

Snowflake tears Quote: Richard Gowan, a U.N. expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said cuts of this magnitude would create “chaos.” The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) received $1.5 billion of its $4 billion budget from the United States last year, he said. Cutting the U.S. contribution would “leave a gaping hole that other big donors would struggle to fill.” “Multiply that across other humanitarian agencies, like the World Food Programme, and you ar...
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Skyrocketing Food Prices, Dire Conditions in Western Mosul

The United Nations food relief agency today said it is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing more than 750,000 people living in dire conditions in the western sections of Iraq’s Mosul city, where fighting is taking place between the Government forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists. “We are hearing from some families that food has drastically risen in price and is unaffordable. In extreme cases, people cannot access food at all,” said the W...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Iraq, United Nations, Iraq Business News, UNHCR, Mosul, WFP, World Food Programme, Haydock, Haj Ali, Western Mosul, Sally Haydock, Hamam Al Alil Qayyarah Jeda, Bruno Geddo