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#World Food Programme

# world-food-programme - Friday 12 August, 2022

First UN-chartered ship set to transport Ukrainian grain to dock today
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

First UN-chartered ship set to transport Ukrainian grain to dock today

Aug 12th 2022, 6:07 PM 9,444 Views 2 Comments

The MV Brave Commander, which left Istanbul on Wednesday, is due to arrive in Yuzhne, east of Odessa on the Black Sea coast.

# world-food-programme - Friday 20 May, 2022

UN warns up to 18 million face severe food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

UN warns up to 18 million face severe food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region

May 20th 2022, 3:15 PM 6,418 Views 4 Comments

In the Sahel, 7.7 million children under the age of five are expected to suffer from malnutrition.

# world-food-programme - Saturday 5 February, 2022

'An economic implosion': Afghanistan's hunger crisis explained
# Explainer
# Explainer

'An economic implosion': Afghanistan's hunger crisis explained

Feb 5th 2022, 9:45 AM 12,473 Views 9 Comments

Some 55% of the Afghan population is now suffering from hunger, according to the United Nations.

# world-food-programme - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN

Jul 31st 2021, 7:56 AM 14,610 Views 21 Comments

A catastrophic situation has been predicted in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria.

# world-food-programme - Friday 9 October, 2020

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize
# United Nations
# United Nations

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9th 2020, 10:53 AM 8,901 Views 12 Comments

The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger” and “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.

# world-food-programme - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns

Apr 22nd 2020, 8:54 AM 64,465 Views 51 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger to 265 million.

# world-food-programme - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Irishman who died in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash 'helped the most vulnerable people on our planet'
# UN Worker
# UN Worker

Irishman who died in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash 'helped the most vulnerable people on our planet'

Mar 10th 2019, 6:31 PM 79,939 Views 15 Comments

Michael Ryan, originally from Lahinch in Clare, worked with the World Food Programme.

# world-food-programme - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

"Devastating": The World Food Programme has run out of money to feed 1.7m people
# Can't Feed The World
# Can't Feed The World

"Devastating": The World Food Programme has run out of money to feed 1.7m people

Dec 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 6,615 Views 32 Comments

Funding has run out for feeding Syrian refugees.

# world-food-programme - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Ireland pledges another €1.65 million to help refugee crisis in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Ireland pledges another €1.65 million to help refugee crisis in Syria

Jun 20th 2013, 7:58 AM 3,127 Views 78 Comments

Ireland has now given over €10 million to the crisis in Syria.

# world-food-programme - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Typo of the Day: Austerity hits Ireland's budget for World Food Programme
# Austerity
From The Daily Edge
# Austerity

Typo of the Day: Austerity hits Ireland's budget for World Food Programme

Apr 23rd 2013, 2:15 PM 14,953 Views 36 Comments

We are living way beyond our means…

# world-food-programme - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria

Jan 9th 2013, 10:52 AM 1,784 Views 2 Comments

The World Food Programme is blaming a lack of security in the war-stricken country for an estimated 1 million people going hungry.

# world-food-programme - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Syria: President appears on television, vows to crush rebellion
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: President appears on television, vows to crush rebellion

Aug 7th 2012, 7:37 PM 3,264 Views 53 Comments

“The Syrian people and their government are determined to purge the country of terrorists and to fight the terrorists without respite,” Assad said in a televised address.

# world-food-programme - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies
# Somalia
# Somalia

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

Nov 29th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,217 Views 11 Comments

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

# world-food-programme - Monday 15 August, 2011

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia
# Somalia
# Somalia

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia

Aug 15th 2011, 5:10 PM 428 Views 0 Comments

Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.

# world-food-programme - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
# East Africa
# East Africa

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia

Jul 20th 2011, 8:38 AM 394 Views 5 Comments

It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.