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AllAfrica.com
Red Cross Trains Volunteers On Cash Transfer ProgrammingThe Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) recently organised two-day training for 25
Red Cross Trains Volunteers On Cash Transfer Programming
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) recently organised two-day training for 25 volunteers and partners on food security, livelihood, cash transfer programming, and targeted nutrition. The convergence, held in Farafenni, North Bank Region, is part of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
EU Naval Force Flagship Esps Galicia Completes Successful Escort of World Food Programme Ship Liberty GloryOn Monday 27 July 2015, EU Naval Force flagship, ESPS Galicia, escorted a World
EU Naval Force Flagship Esps Galicia Completes Successful Escort of World Food Programme Ship Liberty Glory
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
On Monday 27 July 2015, EU Naval Force flagship, ESPS Galicia, escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, Liberty Glory, along the Somali coast to protect it from any potential pirate attack. ESPS Galicia escorted Liberty Glory from Djibouti to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
2015’s outstanding Filipinos in New York namedTOFA 2015 “Courage of Conviction Awardee,” Mark Bustos, is a hair stylist who g
2015’s outstanding Filipinos in New York named
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
TOFA 2015 “Courage of Conviction Awardee,” Mark Bustos, is a hair stylist who gives haircuts to the homeless. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS NEW YORK CITY — The fifth edition of the Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards will honor 15... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
WFP Hands Over Three Maize Stores to FarmersThe World Food Program has handed over three maize stores worth Shs 520m to thr
WFP Hands Over Three Maize Stores to Farmers
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The World Food Program has handed over three maize stores worth Shs 520m to three farmer's cooperatives in Kasese district, aimed at improving post-harvest crop handling. The beneficiary cooperatives are Kyabarungira Livestock, Hima-Muhumuza... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Japanese PM Assures Somalia Drive Road Project On CourseJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated that preparatory surveys for t
Japanese PM Assures Somalia Drive Road Project On Course
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated that preparatory surveys for the Somalia Drive Road construction are ongoing and that work on the road will resume in October or November this year. He observed that private sector investment and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sudan OCHA Bulletin 34 - Food Aid for Displaced in Guldo, Central DarfurKhartoum — The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Su
Sudan OCHA Bulletin 34 - Food Aid for Displaced in Guldo, Central Darfur
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Khartoum — The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its bulletin this week that the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed 90 metric tons of food aid to some 9,500 displaced people in Central Darfur's Guldo... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A School Meal Does More Than Just Fill the StomachFor children living under the most difficult of circumstances such as those in
A School Meal Does More Than Just Fill the Stomach
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
For children living under the most difficult of circumstances such as those in the informal settlements or the arid and semi-arid regions, a school meal can mean the difference between attending school or not. These are children whose school lunch... Read more
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Ekklesia
Drought and crop failure put 2.2 million Zimbabweans at riskErratic rains and unusual mid-season droughts over the past year have triggered
Drought and crop failure put 2.2 million Zimbabweans at risk
Ekklesia / Posted 3 days ago
Erratic rains and unusual mid-season droughts over the past year have triggered critical levels of crop failure in Zimbabwe, leaving more than two million people in need of urgent food assistance in the coming lean months, according to the World Food... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
WFP Continues to Support Sudanese Refugees in ChadSince 2003, when millions of civilians fled their homes to seek protection from
WFP Continues to Support Sudanese Refugees in Chad
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Since 2003, when millions of civilians fled their homes to seek protection from violence in Sudan, Chad has become home to more than 400,000 Sudanese refugees. WFP is still providing them with food assistance despite their plight, but they risk to... Read more
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New Kerala
UN humanitarian agencies reach thousands of South Sudanese cut off for months Emergency relief teams from the United Nations have managed to reach more tha
UN humanitarian agencies reach thousands of South Sudanese cut off for months
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
Emergency relief teams from the United Nations have managed to reach more than 27,000 people in a town in South Sudan cut off by insecurity since March where "there were... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Reaches Thousands of South Sudanese Cut Off for MonthsEmergency relief teams from the United Nations have managed to reach more than
UN Reaches Thousands of South Sudanese Cut Off for Months
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Emergency relief teams from the United Nations have managed to reach more than 27,000 people in a town in South Sudan cut off by insecurity since March where "there were only some fish and a few tomatoes for sale in the market, and almost nobody had... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Charities Say South Sudan Deal is First Step, Needs EnforcementLondon — Four global charities have welcomed the signing of a peace deal by the
Charities Say South Sudan Deal is First Step, Needs Enforcement
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
London — Four global charities have welcomed the signing of a peace deal by the president of South Sudan but said it needs to be enforced and regulated if civilians' lives are to improve. CARE, Oxfam, World Vision and the International Rescue... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Food Aid for Displaced in Guldo, Central DarfurKhartoum / Guldo — Some 9,500 displaced in Guldo town in Jebel Marra, Central D
Food Aid for Displaced in Guldo, Central Darfur
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Khartoum / Guldo — Some 9,500 displaced in Guldo town in Jebel Marra, Central Darfur, received food aid last week. The World Food Programme (WFP) distributed 90 tons of food aid last Thursday, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
On the Run Again - Somali Refugees Return Home From YemenBossaso, Puntland — More than 28,000 people - nearly half of them children - ha
On the Run Again - Somali Refugees Return Home From Yemen
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Bossaso, Puntland — More than 28,000 people - nearly half of them children - have arrived in Somalia fleeing the conflict in Yemen. Most are Somalis returning to their homeland. In recent months, thousands of Somali returnees and refugees are... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Poorly Stored Grains Cause CancerGulu — Agriculture and nutrition experts have warned that the consumption of po
Poorly Stored Grains Cause Cancer
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Gulu — Agriculture and nutrition experts have warned that the consumption of poorly stored cereals causes cancer. Ms Mary Stella Mavenjina, the Head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in northern Uganda, said poorly stored cereals contain... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Sirleaf Holds Bilateral Discussions With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in TokyoTokyo — President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
President Sirleaf Holds Bilateral Discussions With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Tokyo — President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have reaffirmed their determination to coordinate, cooperate and strengthen the excellent relations subsisting between the two countries. According to a dispatch from... Read more
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The Irish Times
Food file: The weekly food news round-up Oyster festivals around the country; tasty wholewheat pizza bases; treasured o
Food file: The weekly food news round-up
The Irish Times / Posted 5 days ago
Oyster festivals around the country; tasty wholewheat pizza bases; treasured old cookery books The Oyster Bar at the Shelbourne Hotel, one of a number of locations celebrating the shellfish throughout Sept... Read more
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iol.co.za
Charities welcome S Sudan deal signingAPPresident Salva Kiir, seated, signs a peace deal, as Kenyas President Uhuru K
Charities welcome S Sudan deal signing
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
APPresident Salva Kiir, seated, signs a peace deal, as Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta, centre, and Ethiopias PM Hailemariam Desalegn, right, witness the signing. Picture: Jason Patinkin London - Four global charities have welcomed the signing of a... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Morning Mess -- Ashley Madison in WestmanYou’ve probably heard about the Ashley Madison hack by now. The website that ca
Morning Mess -- Ashley Madison in Westman
Brandon Sun / Posted 5 days ago
You’ve probably heard about the Ashley Madison hack by now. The website that calls itself “the most famous name in infidelity and married dating” got hacked and now seven years worth of data is online. All you have to do is search for it. And, of... Read more
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New Kerala
UN food relief now reaching more than 400,000 flood victims in Myanmar The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is now delivering rice, beans,
UN food relief now reaching more than 400,000 flood victims in Myanmar
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is now delivering rice, beans, cooking oil and salt to more than 400,000 people affected by flooding in Myanmar and "reachable only... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenya and IFAD Join With Development Partners to Enhance Cereal Production in Semi-Arid CountiesRome — Today, the Republic of Kenya and the United Nations International Fund f
Kenya and IFAD Join With Development Partners to Enhance Cereal Production in Semi-Arid Counties
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Rome — Today, the Republic of Kenya and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement to finance the Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme - Climate-Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods Window... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Unicef and WFP Reach Thousands of People in Stranded Without Humanitarian Assistance for MonthsWFP and UNICEF have deployed a mobile emergency relief team to assist more than
Unicef and WFP Reach Thousands of People in Stranded Without Humanitarian Assistance for Months
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
WFP and UNICEF have deployed a mobile emergency relief team to assist more than 27,000 people in Wau Shilluk, on the west bank of the Nile River, across from the state capital of Malakal. It was the first time the agencies have been able to reach... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Food imports drain govt cash, MnangagwaVICE president Emmerson Mnangagwa says continued reliance on food imports is dr
Food imports drain govt cash, Mnangagwa
New Zimbabwe / Posted 6 days ago
VICE president Emmerson Mnangagwa says continued reliance on food imports is draining the country’s already strained resources and that aggressive measures are needed to improve agricultural production. Agricultural production in the country, at one... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Bishop Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture 2015 On "The Promise and Challenge of 2015 for Sustainable Development"Thank you for inviting me to deliver the Bishop Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lectur
Bishop Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture 2015 On "The Promise and Challenge of 2015 for Sustainable Development"
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Thank you for inviting me to deliver the Bishop Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture this year. My association with Sir Paul began when I was a Cabinet Minister in the 1980s and Paul was Governor General of New Zealand. Paul Reeves was a strong... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Over 150,000 Kakuma Refugees to Benefit From New Food Voucher From WFPClose to 150,000 registered refugees living at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana C
Over 150,000 Kakuma Refugees to Benefit From New Food Voucher From WFP
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Close to 150,000 registered refugees living at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana County will soon benefit from a new electronic food voucher system known as Bamba Chakula. Introduced by the World Food Programme (WFP), the electronic vouchers will be... Read more
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Aljazeera
Displaced Rohingya rocked by devastating floodsSittwe, Myanmar - Amid the mud and drizzle, Khin Maung Myint surveyed the scen
Displaced Rohingya rocked by devastating floods
Aljazeera / Posted 6 days ago
Sittwe, Myanmar - Amid the mud and drizzle, Khin Maung Myint surveyed the scene from his single-room bamboo hut. With floodwaters reaching knee height in places, he worried about the damage inflicted on his ramshackle home by monsoonal storms. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hunger Hits 1.5 Million in Zimbabwe As Maize Production Halves-WFPAround 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dra
Hunger Hits 1.5 Million in Zimbabwe As Maize Production Halves-WFP
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dramatic fall in maize production, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Some 16 percent of the population are expected to be 'food insecure' at the peak of the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Zimbabwe's Mugabe booed in parliament over economic crisisMovement for Democratic Change (MDC) lawmakers questioned his economic policies
Zimbabwe's Mugabe booed in parliament over economic crisis
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 6 days ago
Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) lawmakers questioned his economic policies, jeering as the 91-year-old delivered a policy speech which lasted less than half an hour. He spoke as the UN confirmed earlier estimates that around 1.5 million... Read more
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The New Age
Zimbabwe's Mugabe booed in parliament over economic crisisZimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opposition
Zimbabwe's Mugabe booed in parliament over economic crisis
The New Age / Posted 7 days ago
Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opposition lawmakers over the deteriorating economy as he gave his state of the nation address to parliament Tuesday. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) lawmakers questioned his... Read more
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iafrica.com
Mugabe heckled over economyZimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe. Credit: AFP Zimbabwe's veteran President R
Mugabe heckled over economy
iafrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe. Credit: AFP Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opposition lawmakers over the deteriorating economy as he gave his state of the nation address to parliament Tuesday. Movement for... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
UN WFP-funded warehouse to rise in ClarkMANILA, Philippines - A United Nations World Food Program-funded warehouse will
UN WFP-funded warehouse to rise in Clark
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - A United Nations World Food Program-funded warehouse will soon rise in the Clark Freeport Zone to support the government in its emergency response initiatives, the Clark Development Corp. said. In a letter sent to the agency,... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Zimbabwe's President Mugabe booed in parliament over economic crisisZimbabwe’s veteran president Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opposition
Zimbabwe's President Mugabe booed in parliament over economic crisis
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 7 days ago
Zimbabwe’s veteran president Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opposition politicians over the deteriorating economy as he gave his state of the nation address to parliament on Tuesday. Movement for Democratic Change parliamentarians questioned... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
1.5m go hungry in Zim, says UN agencyAROUND 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dra
1.5m go hungry in Zim, says UN agency
New Zimbabwe / Posted 7 days ago
AROUND 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dramatic fall in maize production, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Around 16% of the population are expected to be 'food insecure' at the peak of the 2015-16... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mugabe unfazed by hecklersREUTERSZimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers his State of the Nation addr
Mugabe unfazed by hecklers
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
REUTERSZimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers his State of the Nation address to the country's Parliament in Harare on August 25, 2015. Picture: Philimon Bulawayo Harare - Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
On Eve of World Humanitarian Day, WFP Executive Director Lauds Frontline HeroesAs the World Food Programme marks August 19 as World Humanitarian Day - the 12t
On Eve of World Humanitarian Day, WFP Executive Director Lauds Frontline Heroes
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
As the World Food Programme marks August 19 as World Humanitarian Day - the 12th anniversary of the tragic deaths of 22 colleagues in the bombing of the United Nations office in Baghdad - we mourn and cherish those members of our own family taken... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Chat With German Ambassador in DRC, Wolfgang Manig,By Claude Kalinga — Ambassador Wolfgang Manig, along with WFP's Deputy Country
A Chat With German Ambassador in DRC, Wolfgang Manig,
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
By Claude Kalinga — Ambassador Wolfgang Manig, along with WFP's Deputy Country Director Silvia Caruso, recently traveled to the South Ubangi province bordering the Central African Republic where they visited activities implemented by WFP with funding... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Zimbabwe's Mugabe booed in parliament over economic crisisHARARE: Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opp
Zimbabwe's Mugabe booed in parliament over economic crisis
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
HARARE: Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe was booed and heckled by opposition lawmakers over the deteriorating economy as he gave his state of the nation address to parliament on Tuesday (Aug 25). Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Germany Contributes 750,000 Euros to Help Refugees Hosted in EthiopiaGermany commits 750,000 Euros for the purpose of helping hundreds of thousands
Germany Contributes 750,000 Euros to Help Refugees Hosted in Ethiopia
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Germany commits 750,000 Euros for the purpose of helping hundreds of thousands of refugees hosted in Ethiopia, announced the German Embassy to the press on August 22, 2015). In a statement released by the German Embassy, the donation would support... Read more
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The Age
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFPFive-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded mai
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFP
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
Five-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded maize waste at the Mbare informal market in Harare, Zimbabwe, in this file photo. Photo: AP London: Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFPFive-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded mai
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFP
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Five-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded maize waste at the Mbare informal market in Harare, Zimbabwe, in this file photo. Photo: AP London: Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year... Read more
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Pilipino Star
UN WFP-funded warehouse to rise in ClarkMANILA, Philippines - A United Nations World Food Program-funded warehouse will
UN WFP-funded warehouse to rise in Clark
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - A United Nations World Food Program-funded warehouse will soon rise in the Clark Freeport Zone to support the government in its emergency response initiatives, the Clark Development Corp. said. In a letter sent to the agency,... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFPFive-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded mai
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFP
Brisbane Times / Posted 7 days ago
Five-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded maize waste at the Mbare informal market in Harare, Zimbabwe, in this file photo. Photo: AP London: Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year... Read more
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WA Today
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFPFive-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded mai
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFP
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
Five-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded maize waste at the Mbare informal market in Harare, Zimbabwe, in this file photo. Photo: AP London: Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year... Read more
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Canberra Times
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFPFive-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded mai
Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFP
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
Five-year-old Mlandela Mukorera, searches for loose kernels among discarded maize waste at the Mbare informal market in Harare, Zimbabwe, in this file photo. Photo: AP London: Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Hunger to hit 1.5 million people in Zimbabwe as maize production halvesSome 16 percent of the population are expected to be 'food insecure' at the pea
Hunger to hit 1.5 million people in Zimbabwe as maize production halves
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
Some 16 percent of the population are expected to be 'food insecure' at the peak of the 2015-16 lean season, the period following harvest when food stocks run especially low - a 164 pecent increase on the previous year, the WFP said. Zimbabwe's... Read more
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Radio Angulo
Thousands Proftt from World Food ProgramSome 900 thousand Cubans will benefit from a program by the World Food Program,
Thousands Proftt from World Food Program
Radio Angulo / Posted 7 days ago
Some 900 thousand Cubans will benefit from a program by the World Food Program, a strategy aimed at reinforcing social and local protection systems focusing on food security in Holguin and all other eastern provinces of Las Tunas, Granma, Santiago de... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
10 Facts About Hunger in ZimbabweHere are ten things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Z
10 Facts About Hunger in Zimbabwe
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Here are ten things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Zimbabwe. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. 1) An estimated 1.5 million people - 16 percent of the population -... Read more
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