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17 Mar 2008 description

YOKOHAMA -The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a generous aid package totalling US$51.24 million from the Japanese Government to assist refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups in 19 countries in Africa and Asia.

Ninety percent of the total package, US$46.24 million, is allocated to 18 African countries:

Sudan (US$6.5 million), Democratic Republic of Congo (US$5 million), Uganda (US$3.5 million), Chad (US$3 million), Côte d'Ivoire (US$3 million), Burundi (US$3 million), Zambia (US$3 million), Somalia (US$3 million), Zimbabwe (US$3 …

06 Jul 2005 description

GLENEAGLES - As the leaders of the most powerful nations in the world gather in Gleneagles for the G8 Summit, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today urging them to remember a simple fact: hunger and malnutrition are still the world's biggest killers, taking the lives of more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

At a time when modest steps have been taken on the long and tortuous road towards poverty alleviation, it is a bitter disappointment that the underclass of hungry people around the world continues to grow.