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2011-11-29 09:39:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill is donating 10,000 metric tons (more than 22 million pounds) of rice to support the World Food Program (WFP) USA's efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition in the Horn of Africa. WFP anticipates the rice will feed nearly 1 million people for one month. The continuing crisis in the Horn of Africa is unlike any other, leaving 13 million people at risk of starvation and malnutrition--a number equivalent to all the inhabitants of Los Angeles...

2011-09-21 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), the PepsiCo Foundation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a groundbreaking public-private partnership to dramatically increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia. The initiative, called Enterprise EthioPEA, is being unveiled today by the partners at the Clinton Global Initiative...

2010-09-23 09:39:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Program, will speak on overcoming the challenges that threaten the state of food security in the world at a National Press Club luncheon on Sept. 29. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) As leader of the UN World Food Program since 2007, Josette Sheeran oversees the world's largest humanitarian agency...

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2009-06-19 14:45:00

The global economic slowdown combined with high food prices is causing one in six of the world's population, more than one billion people, to go hungry, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday. Compared with last year, there are 100 million more people consuming less than 1,800 calories a day, said U.N. officials presenting the report in Rome. Nearly all the world's hungry live in developing nations, where food prices have fallen more slowly than in wealthy...

2008-12-16 11:44:00

ROME, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) today urged countries to step up and allocate to urgent hunger needs a fraction of what is proposed for financial rescue packages to address the global economic downturn. "We need to send a bold signal of hope to the world with a human rescue package," said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Program, speaking from New Delhi during her first visit to India, the country with the single...

2008-08-13 21:00:20

WFP rolls out USD 110 mln to help fight hunger in Horn of Africa NAIROBI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The UN World Food Program (WFP) announced Tuesday the roll-out of 110 million U.S. dollars to help fight hunger in the Horn of Africa. A statement from the UN agency said the funds will be used in the region, where the effects of drought and insecurity have been compounded by high prices, to meet urgent food needs including supplementary feeding programs for malnourished children. WFP said...

2008-08-13 15:00:41

WFP: cash roll-out to help hunger hot spots As nearly one billion poor people worldwide struggle to survive the unrelenting global high food and fuel price crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the roll-out of a US$214 million package directed at 16 hunger hotspots. "With hunger on the rise, we are doing our best to stream incoming contributions to the people most in need in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean," said WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran. "It...

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2008-04-23 10:45:00

Speaking Tuesday at summit in London, Josette Sheeran, executive director at the World Food Program, referred to a "silent tsunami" of hunger in many developing countries across the globe.Rising fuel prices and unpredictable weather and demand have all become factors leading to the first global food crisis since World War II. "What we are seeing now is affecting more people on every continent," Sheeran said.Sheeran co-hosted a series of talks along with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and...

2006-08-10 16:26:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush launched a new global campaign on Thursday to combat kleptocracy, or rampant government corruption, which he said undermines democracy and development in poor countries. "Kleptocracy is an obstacle to democratic progress, undermines faith in government institutions, and steals prosperity from the people," Bush said in a statement. Bush's National Strategy To Internationalize Efforts Against Kleptocracy follows the agreement by the Group...