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Mar 15, 2010
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Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2010 on Hope is a Red Cup at World Food Program USA Blog
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The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Thursday to assess the situation on the ground following last week’s devastating earthquake. WFP began distributing food assistance within hours of the earthquake and has launched a $279 million relief operation to reach 2 million Haitians as well as providing logistical and telecommunications support to the entire humanitarian community. During her 2-day trip, Sheeran will visit those affected by the earthquake and meet government and relief agency officials. Sheeran will also meet with WFP staff members, many of whom have been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2010 at My Blog
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) needs our help to provide vital humanitarian relief in Haiti. Help WFP turn hunger into hope. Watch this important public service announcement, and then pass it around to your friends and family. On January 12, a destructive 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, toppling hospitals, schools and homes. WFP has launched an emergency operation, mobilizing all available resources to address the humanitarian needs in Haiti, in support of the Government of Haiti’s response efforts. Early assessments indicate that as many as 3 million people – about one third of Haiti’s population –may be in need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2010 at My Blog
Would you please also include the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on your list of organizations helping in Haiti? WFP is the largest UN agency coordinating the response to the Haiti earthquake. Its website is http://www.wfp.org and donations for the Haiti relief effort can be made at http://www.wfp.org/donate/haiti. Thank you!
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This experience sounds amazing. Once you have had a chance to gain some distance from the experience and are able to speak more about what you saw, I think your stories will have great impact on both your committee and your community. -Sara Thomson Outreach Intern Friends of WFP
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The campaign to end global hunger lost one of its heroes this weekend. Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, known as the father of the green revolution, died in his Dallas home on Saturday, September 12th at the age of 95. Dr. Borlaug grew up on a northeastern Iowa farm and was always interested in how plants grew and why certain plants grew in different areas. He dedicated his life to ending famine around the world by helping people help themselves. With a doctorate in plant pathology, Dr. Borlaug traveled to Mexico to study how wheat plants could resist diseases, specifically a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at My Blog
Thanks so much for your comments, bibliochef. We would be honored if you posted a discussion on your site about our blog! Please also feel free to share the link to your post. You can contact us at blog@friendsofwfp.org. Thank you again, Jessica Lennon Friends of WFP
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Angie, Thanks so much for sharing your story with us! The "Red Cup" idea is simple- fill the cup with nutritious porridge and ensure that a child receives a nutritious meal in school for a day. It is amazing to think that it only costs the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) 25 cents a day to provide this meal. I encourage others to leave their stories as well. -Jessica Alatorre Outreach Associate Friends of WFP
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