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Blog From Palestine — Peace And Food Security | WFP

(photo: WFP/Quique Kierszenbaum)

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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SYRIA: Three million people need food aid: UN | IRIN Middle East

DUBAI, 2 August 2012 (IRIN) – The Syrian conflict has left up to three million people in need of food assistance and agricultural support in the next year, according to the UN and the Syrian government. Family income has dropped; the cost of fuel is rising; remittances are down; farmers and herders have lost their assets and livelihoods; the wheat ...

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2010 Socio-Economic and Food Security Survey West Bank and Gaza Strip, occupied Palestinian territory | ReliefWeb

The Socio-Economic and Food Security (SEFSec) survey is part of a broader monitoring system in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) to be institutionalized within the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). The purpose of the SEFSec is to gauge changes in the living conditions of Palestinian households by monitoring socio-economic and food security indicators which emerged out of a need ...

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Britain threatens to quit U.N. food agency | AlertNet

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Britain said on Saturday it could leave one of the United Nations’ agencies fighting hunger unless it improves its “patchy” performance. The threat to pull out of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) follows a review of British overseas aid ordered by the nine-month-old coalition government, which administers one of the world’s biggest aid budgets. ...

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DJIBOUTI: Food security critical as drought intensifies | IRIN Africa

DJIBOUTI, 16 February 2011 (IRIN) – A combination of drought and high food prices has affected at least 120,000 people in Djibouti, according to a joint rapid assessment of the impact of drought in rural areas by the government of Djibouti, UN agencies and FEWS Net. “Both rural and urban households are affected by the drought at different levels, with ...

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