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HFZA participates in humanitarian conference

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), aiming to support the World Food Programme's (WFP) humanitarian efforts to alleviate global hunger, sponsored and participated in the three-day Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference and Exhibition (GHAC

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UN feeds record 3.8 million in Syria

The U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) delivered rations to a record 3.8 million people in Syria in December, but civilians in eastern provinces and besieged towns near the capital remain out of reach, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Begging for food spreads in war-stricken Syria

Families in Syria are increasingly resorting to begging for food to cope with shortages and high prices wrought by the civil war, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. The conflict between President Bashar Al-Assad and r

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Just Falafel to raise $1 m to combat world hunger

UAE-based Just Falafel, a fast food retail chain, has joined forces with World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’s humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, to raise $1 million over the next three years. Over the next three

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Egypt crisis 'threatens food for poorest'

  Egypt's economic crisis poses a threat to basic nutrition in the country of 84 million people where the poorest spend more than half their income on food, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday.  

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TNT Express airlifts aid for Somalia

TNT Express has uplifted 45 tons of emergency food aid to Nairobi, Kenya, to help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) feed thousands of children in neighboring Somalia. A Boeing 767 aircraft containing more than 3,000 boxes of s

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WFP, GCAA plan aviation safety summit

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), which oversees all aviation-related activities in the UAE, will organise a conference on aviation safety and hazard identification in Abu Dhabi. The Line Opera

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Land scramble by rich 'may lead to conflict'

A scramble by wealthy states to snap up developing world farmland to ensure their own food security -- especially in Africa  -- could trigger conflict in poorer countries, a UN official said on Wednesday. World Food Programme deputy e

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Food crisis not over, US aid is key: WFP

Moves by the US to provide more cash instead of commodities to fight a growing world food crisis are welcome, but more is needed, a UN World Food Program (WFP) official said. "Just because food prices have come down doesn't mean the crisis

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WFP to address effects of financial crisis

A UN World Food Programme (WFP) regional director will address the challenges faced by the humanitarian community amid the worldwide financial downturn at an upcoming aid and development conference in Dubai. WFP for the Mideast, Centr

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