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#World Food Programme

# world-food-programme - This year 2022

Irish diplomat: Global supply and 'skyrocketing' fertiliser costs a key driver of world hunger
# Patricia O'Brien
# Patricia O'Brien

Irish diplomat: Global supply and 'skyrocketing' fertiliser costs a key driver of world hunger

Oct 5th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,854 Views 12 Comments

Ambassador Patricia O’Brien has been based in the Italian capital since December, 2021.

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 9,448 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.

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 6,422 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 5th 2022, 9:45 AM 12,487 Views 9 Comments

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

# world-food-programme - Last year 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 14,619 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 - All time

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

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9th 2020, 10:53 AM 8,906 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 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 64,477 Views 51 Comments

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

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 79,944 Views 15 Comments

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

"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.

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 3,129 Views 78 Comments

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

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…

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 1,785 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.

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.

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 1,222 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.

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.

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.