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WSS Saudi team backs World Food Programme

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) said it has provided essential maritime logistics support to the World Food Programme by handling 4000 metric tonnes of date shipments from its base in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The WFP is the food assis

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Huge quantity of Yemen food aid diverted by fighting

Thousands of tonnes of food aid for war-ravaged Yemen have been diverted from the port of Aden because of heavy fighting there, U.N. officials said on Monday. It is the latest setback for aid agencies trying to reach hundreds of t

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Egypt ‘must target neediest in food subsidy reforms’

Egypt's reform of its subsidised food system must do more to help the neediest if the government is to begin reducing "huge pockets of poverty", the top World Food Programme official in the country said on Monday. Fa

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UN launches e-food vouchers for Syrian refugees

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rolling out an innovative electronic voucher programme in Lebanon that will allow hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to meet their food needs and help boost the local economy.

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Ajmal Perfumes backs UN food drive

Ajmal Perfumes, the region’s award winning fragrance house, has pledged to provide one million school meals to hungry children through the UN World Food Programme (WFP) during Ramadan. This is part of Ajmal’s ‘Mi

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30 experts to share CSR success at summit

More than 30 international and regional corporate social responsibility experts will share their latest developments, challenges, and success stories at the upcoming 10th CSR Summit, set to take place at the Address Hotel, Dubai Marina.

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GAC sets up humanitarian aid team

The GAC Group, a leading provider of shipping and marine services, has formed a dedicated team to focus on providing vital logistics support for humanitarian aid efforts around the world. The GAC Humanitarian Aid Team (GHAT) brings to

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Souq.com joins forces with WFP

Souq.com, one of the largest online shopping malls in the Middle East, has announced its partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), a United Nations organisation and the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.

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Saudi ‘biggest ME donor’ to UN programme

Saudi Arabia has become a significant donor to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and is the biggest contributor in the Middle East and the 16th largest overall, said a report. The recent report by the World Bank also noted that

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WFP asks billion people for $1.5 to end hunger

The World Food Programme, facing a major funding shortfall as donor governments are hit by the financial crisis, is to appeal directly to millions of individuals to give small amounts of cash to beat hunger. Josette Sheeran, head of the UN

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