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02 Feb 2009 description

ROME - WFP has honoured King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, for his generous support of the agency's work during 2008. King Abdullah was named 'Champion in the Battle Against Hunger' at a dinner in Davos, Switzerland, during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

"King Abdullah's generosity has not only moved the world but has saved many lives in this year of challenge," said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of WFP.

09 Jul 2008 description
report World Bank

Christopher Delgado
Strategy and Policy Adviser
Agricultural and Rural Development Department

31 May 2005 description

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Djibouti-Drought alert-The last three rainy seasons were poor and this was compounded by the migration of pastoralists from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in search of pasture and resulted in the deterioration of the food security situation.