Monday, Jan 30, 2023

World Food Programme


Food crisis starts to bite Africa amid Russia-Ukraine war

July 02, 2022 4:14 pm

Disruptions in food shipments after the Russian invasion of Ukraine are pushing up prices of food staples in Africa, making an already alarming situation worse. With food insecurity and acute hunger set to increase, affecting 174 million people, Africa is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis

From Delhi, with love: Trucks with 2.5k tonnes of wheat leave Attari for Kabul

February 23, 2022 2:37 am

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Afghanistan’s ambassador to India, Farid Mamundzay, flagged off 50 trucks along with World Food Program country director Bishaw Parajuli.

‘Eradicating social taboos with regard to diversified meals crucial in fighting malnourishment’

October 11, 2021 9:38 am

Bishow Parajuli said that people have to be told that consuming only rice or bread with minimal quantities of vegetable or dal would lead to malnourishment.

UN food agency: Hunger spreading in Afghanistan

August 21, 2021 11:01 am

According to WFP estimates, some 2 million children are malnourished in Afghanistan.

India elected to three bodies of UN Economic and Social Council

April 21, 2021 1:54 pm

India was elected by acclamation to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022.

Mid-day meal scheme should be re-activated with provision of cooked meals: WFP India

January 31, 2021 2:32 pm

The UN's World Food Programme country director Bishow Parajuli said India offers a shining example through its existing food safety nets and the collaborative response it undertook to try and ensure that the coronavirus-triggered lockdowns did not disrupt the nutrition of the school children.

‘Might be useful to provide money to mothers to buy vegetables... so that it helps expand local production’

October 21, 2020 5:30 am

"It is practically difficult to include many food items... There is this staple food — rice and wheat or pulses — and then there is a programme like mid-day meal to provide hot cooked meals to children at schools. And there is this special intervention of ICDS," says Bishow P. arajuli

Nobel Peace prize to World Food Programme recognises hunger as violation of human rights

October 13, 2020 8:44 am

Amidst all the media attention to the exceptional violence of wars, terrorism and genocides, we tend to forget the millions of hunger victims who die in a slower, less spectacular form of violence. Hunger is not inevitable: It is man-made and there are victims and perpetrators.

UN 'outraged' by attack on food aid convoy in South Sudan

October 07, 2020 5:57 pm

The attack, which occurred Monday as the WFP convoy of boats was carrying food aid to Melut and Malakal in the north to assist hundreds of thousands of people displaced by recent flooding left one crew member missing and three with gunshot wounds.

UP govt inks pact to provide nutritious meals to anganwadis

September 09, 2020 6:07 am

The project with the World Food Programme will be undertaken in 204 development blocks in 18 districts. During the signing of the MoU, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his desire to expand it to the other districts.