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Thursday, July 2, 2015

The chance for food and peace in Syria

For Syria to survive as a nation, they must have food. The farmers must be able to grow and harvest their crops in peace.

But the four-year civil war has destroyed food production, the very heart of any nation. The fighting has left innocent civilians to starve.

That is why the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is calling for a ceasefire throughout Syria. It’s time to put down the guns and defeat the enemy of hunger.

Read the full article at The Hill.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WFP director Ertharin Cousin joins Taylor Swift on Forbes list

The director of the UN World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, joins Taylor Swift on the Forbes annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women. Cousin came in at #47, followed closely by the music star Swift at #64.

Read the full article at Examiner.

New food project keeps things local in Haiti

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is starting a special two-year project aimed at helping Haiti build its agriculture. It was scheduled to start in May in the Nippes region.

Read the full article at Examiner.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Nepal: WFP announces key transition in earthquake aid

Two months after the earthquake in Nepal, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) says it’s transitioning from emergency relief to recovery projects. WFP has been leading hunger relief in Nepal, providing food to around two million.

Read the full article at Examiner.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

UNICEF gives warning on Yemen

There is more alarming news coming from war-torn Yemen. UNICEF, the children’s relief agency, says that deadly malnutrition is escalating very quickly.

Read the full article at Examiner.

Lebanon: A hunger nightmare for Syrian refugees

Amal is a Syrian mother who fled with her children to Lebanon‘s Bekka Valley. This is the new home for Amal and so many other Syrians who were forced from their homes by the civil war.

These refugees managed to escape the violence. But now they are finding a new nightmare: hunger.

Read more at Examiner.

Friday, June 26, 2015

World fails Syrian refugees, aid being reduced

The United Nations issued an alarming report yesterday on the failure of the international community to meet the humanitarian needs of Syrian war refugees.

Read the full article at Examiner.