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BAGHDAD – The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a cash-for-work programme in Iraq to help some of the poorest sections of Iraqi society earn enough money to pay for food that might otherwise be beyond their reach.

NEW YORK, NY - Five-time Grammy Award winner, Christina Aguilera, was today named “Ambassador Against Hunger” for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) – an appointment she revealed during her appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) announced it is more than doubling the number of hungry people it feeds in Niger, providing assistance to 2.3 million people caught in a worsening food crisis caused by drought in the eastern Sahel.

Kinshasa- Nutrition surveys carried out by the Congolese government, with the support of UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Program (WFP), have found unusually high levels of malnutrition in children living in five provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Port-au-Prince – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said today that Haiti’s human capital will have a major role to play in providing safety nets for the most vulnerable, boosting local agriculture production and supporting local markets throughout the entire country in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM 38.56, +0.93, +2.48%)  has been honored with PR Week's "Cause Related Campaign of the Year 2010" award for World Hunger Relief, the world's largest private-sector hunger relief effort spanning 110 countries and 37,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's and A&W Restaurants. The Company's World Hunger Relief effort raises awareness, volunteerism and funds for United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies.

BRAZZAVILLE – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) today started to airlift urgent food assistance from Pointe Noire to Impfondo in Likouala province to reach tens of thousands of Congolese refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have moved into northern Republic of Congo (RoC).


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