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Soil pollution, mostly due to human activities that leave excess chemicals in the earth used to grow food, took center stage at the 5th Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Plenary Assembly held at FAO this week.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 8:00 am
A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
Posted: June 21, 2017, 10:00 pm
Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis released today. However, the situation remains dire across the country as the number of people struggling to find enough food each day has grown to six million.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 12:00 pm
Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by FAO in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month. It is part of efforts, led by the Government, to combat critical levels of food insecurity in areas affected by Boko Haram violence.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 10:00 pm

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

CANADA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched the #ASK1TOASK1 campaign, asking all Canadians to join the challenge to raise 150,000 meals for children in Haiti through the ShareTheMeal app to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. 
Author: WFP
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:55 am
Uganda’s refugee policy is one of the most generous in the world. WFP is on the ground at Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, helping families boost nutrition & get healthy once again.
Author: WFP
Posted: June 25, 2017, 10:00 pm
DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes the contribution, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, of 250 metric tonnes of dates, worth US$ 650,000, which will give a nutritional boost to more than 130,000 hungry and vulnerable people in Chad, Mauritania and Burkina Faso this Ramadan season.
Author: WFP
Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:16 pm
ISLAMABAD – The most vulnerable people in Pakistan will continue to receive assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanks to a contribution of US$25 million from the United States government. The donation was announced by the “Food for Peace” Office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and will allow WFP to carry on with programmes providing food, cash and education for families in the poorest parts of Pakistan, as well as working to improve the nutrition of women and children throughout the country.
Author: WFP
Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:21 am