Achieving ‘zero hunger’ in London

Jul 18, 14 Achieving ‘zero hunger’ in London

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We must avoid a poverty of ambition on foodbanks by Fiona Twycross, London Assembly Member Progress Online | 18 July 2014 – Milton Keynes, where Labour’s National Policy Forum is meeting this month, is the type of place which Labour needs to win in order to gain a majority in 2015. Labour’s candidate in Milton Keynes South,...

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Syria: Besieged Palestinians in refugee camp ‘will likely go hungry,’ UN agency warns

Jul 09, 14 Syria: Besieged Palestinians in refugee camp ‘will likely go hungry,’ UN agency warns

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 6 July 2014 – Unable for more than a month now to deliver food and other supplies to Palestinians trapped in a refugee camp near Damascus, the United Nations agency tasked with ensuring their well-being said today it is urgently seeking to resume its humanitarian activities, warning that the civilians would likely...

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Escalating violence in Central African Republic threatens aid delivery

Jul 08, 14 Escalating violence in Central African Republic threatens aid delivery

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 8 July 2014 – Warning about the deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that the violence there was threatening humanitarian assistance and creating major difficulties for relief workers in the field. Speaking to reporters in Geneva,...

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Heavy rains, ongoing violence push South Sudan towards ‘hunger catastrophe’

Jul 06, 14 Heavy rains, ongoing violence push South Sudan towards ‘hunger catastrophe’

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 4 July 2014 – Already working hard to get supplies to people in South Sudan cut off by flooded roads, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that the rains, as well as the ongoing fighting, are pushing the country towards a “hunger catastrophe”. “Fighting has led to alarming food insecurity in...

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Food prices decline for third straight month

Jul 05, 14 Food prices decline for third straight month

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 3 July 2014 – Global food prices dip for a third consecutive month in June following a ten-month surge, the United Nations agriculture agency said today. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) price index- which measures monthly changes in the global price of a basket of meat, dairy, cereals, oils and...

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UN relief officials issue urgent appeal as food shortages hit 800,000 refugees in Africa

Jul 01, 14 UN relief officials issue urgent appeal as food shortages hit 800,000 refugees in Africa

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 1 July 2014 – The heads of two United Nations humanitarian agencies today issued an urgent appeal as food shortages hit nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anaemia, particularly in children. World Food Programme (WFP) Executive...

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