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Blog From Palestine — Peace And Food Security | WFP

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WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin recently travelled to Palestine where she met families struggling to make ends meet with high food prices and low wages. WFP is helping them meet their food needs, but what these families really want are opportunities to provide for themselves. For more on this story, visit: Blog From Palestine–Peace And Food Security | WFP | ...

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As peace returns to Somali town, UN food relief agency resumes assistance | U.N. News Centre

29 January 2013 – More than four years after conflict and pervasive insecurity forced it to shutter its operations in southern Somalia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has resumed food assistance to the region’s port city of Kismayo, the agency announced today. With relative peace returning to the Horn of Africa nation, WFP managed to conduct an assessment ...

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U.S. Contributes $7.9 Million to the UN World Food Program’s Agriculture and Market Access Programs | ReliefWeb

The U.S. Mission in Uganda today announced a contribution of $7.9 million toward agriculture and market access activities of the UN World Food Program (WFP). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, will deliver the funding on behalf of the American people. KAMPALA – The United States is the largest funder of ...

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Western Sahara: Refugee starvation ‘could trigger new war’ | Pambazuka

Saharawis are becoming increasingly impatient with the UN and many are willing to break the ceasefire between Western Sahara’s liberation front, Polisario, and Morocco, which has been in place since 1991, and return to war. ‘The strategy of the Moroccan regime is to starve the Saharawi refugees into accepting the Moroccan position. They pressurise the UN into not giving the ...

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SOUTH SUDAN: Worsening food crisis : IRIN Africa

JUBA, 20 February 2012 (IRIN) – An already dire food situation in South Sudan could deteriorate amid growing economic problems, food shortages and a mass influx of people fleeing Sudan in the next two months, agencies warn. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said that in South Sudan’s first year of statehood, half the ...

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North Koreans will ‘die from malnutrition within months’ | The Guardian

Humanitarian groups fear that the death of Kim Jong-il could worsen North Korea’s dire food situation, after the US postponed a decision on potential aid. The country has relied on foreign supplies since the devastating famine of the mid-90s killed hundreds of thousands of people. But the World Food Programme (WFP) and NGOs have warned that the situation is particularly ...

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UN-backed demobilization process kicks off in southern Sudan

Thousands of former fighters are taking part in a new United Nations-supported disarmament drive in the far south of Sudan. The seven ex-combatants – three women and four men – were disarmed, registered and issued certificates during the launch of the scheme yesterday in Torit, the capital of Eastern Equatoria state in southern Sudan. They are the first of some ...

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