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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Syrian hunger relief mission sets record

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it fed 4.1 million war victims inside Syria during August. This is the highest total WFP has reached in one month since the civil war began.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Small college captured spirit of the Marshall Plan

It all started around a bonfire one autumn night in 1945. Students at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio were fired up to begin a project to “Help those who cannot help themselves.”

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Japan donates to feed refugees as crisis grows

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in a report released today, said a donation from Japan will feed refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR).

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Pakistanis, Afghans need food as conflict escalates

The Pakistani army is carrying out assaults against militant groups in north Waziristan. These militants include Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked forces. The fighting has also displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians, some whom have fled into neighboring Afghanistan.

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Ohio school to host hunger summit

Hunger is a major issue both at home and abroad. Nationally, there are 49 million people who are “food insecure.” Food stamps have been reduced by Congress placing a great strain on the Feeding America network.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

UNICEF races to stop malnutrition in Iraq

As the war inside Iraq continues, malnutrition is an increasing threat among children. UNICEF is rushing to provide desperately needed food for children under the age of 5.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ebola outbreak: WFP rushes food aid to restricted areas

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a relief mission to feed around 1 million people in countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus.

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