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#World Food Programme

From TheJournal.ie World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns Coronavirus

World is facing 'multiple famines of biblical proportions' in coming months, UN warns

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

From TheJournal.ie Irishman who died in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash 'helped the most vulnerable people on our planet' UN Worker

Irishman who died in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash 'helped the most vulnerable people on our planet'

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

From TheJournal.ie "Devastating": The World Food Programme has run out of money to feed 1.7m people Can't Feed The World

"Devastating": The World Food Programme has run out of money to feed 1.7m people

Funding has run out for feeding Syrian refugees.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland pledges another €1.65 million to help refugee crisis in Syria Syria

Ireland pledges another €1.65 million to help refugee crisis in Syria

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

We are living way beyond our means…

From TheJournal.ie UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria World Food Programme

UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria

The World Food Programme is blaming a lack of security in the war-stricken country for an estimated 1 million people going hungry.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: President appears on television, vows to crush rebellion Syria

Syria: President appears on television, vows to crush rebellion

“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.

From TheJournal.ie Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies Somalia

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

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.

From TheJournal.ie WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia Somalia

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia

Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.

From TheJournal.ie UN declares famine in parts of Somalia East Africa

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia

It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.