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WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Peace Corps joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), and pledged to support and expand food security-related activities that will combat hunger in Peace Corps countries worldwide.
ROME To mark this year’s World Food Day, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will connect the lives and dreams of hungry children in developing countries with activists and supporters who are in a position to help them, through a new online platform.
MOGADISHU The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began the distribution of food assistance to hungry families in Somalia on Oct 12. The food was purchased using a US$16 million donation from China -- the country’s largest single donation to WFP humanitarian operations.
ROME - Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, the United Nations' three Rome-based agencies said in the global hunger report published today.
Anti-poverty advocacy group ONE will host a conference call with representatives from USAID, WFP and the Somali Diaspora to educate ONE members and other interested listeners about the growing famine in the Horn of Africa, where a food crisis is threatening the lives of 11.6 million men, women and children, and how they can use their voices to raise awareness and take action.
(Nairobi, 20 July 2011): The United Nations declared today that famine exists in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. Across the country, nearly half of the Somali population – 3.7 million people – are now in crisis, of whom an estimated 2.8 million people are in the south.


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