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WFP Expands Nepal Operations To Reach 2.5 Million Hungry
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The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal announced today plans to expand operations to feed 2.5 million people in the country, doubling existing efforts to reach hungry people who are struggling with the compounded effects of high food prices, the 10-year conflict, and drought. Approximately half of those in need will be covered under WFP’s existing programme targeting 1.2 million people struggling to recover from conflict, an onslaught of natural disasters and who now face the additional burden of high food prices. Under the expanded operation, an additional 1.3 million will receive food assistance, and a minimum of 31 districts will be covered. As a first priority, WFP has expanded operations to protect the lives and nutritional status of the most vulnerable by providing immediate food assistance through food for work or cash for work activities. These activities will create assets and generate income that will improve people's ability to cope with rising food prices both in the short and medium-term.
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WFP ,   (2008 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
FOOD, FOOD AID, FOOD POLICY, FOOD PROBLEMS, FOOD RESOURCES, FOOD SECURITY, FOOD SUPPLY, FOOD SURPLUSES, HUNGER, HUNGRY PEOPLE, HIGH FOOD PRICES, NATURAL DISASTERS, RISK OF MALNUTRITION, FOOD ASSISTANCE, FOOD SHORTAGES, HUNGER SOLUTIONS, VULNERABLE PEOPLE
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 WFP : Food and Emergency humanitarian logistict support
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10.01.00  -  Food And Nutrition
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