ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2017-08-18  |  UPDATED: 2017/8/17 - 17:48:30 FA | AR | EN
Putin condemns Barcelona attack, calls for united front against terror             Van plows into crowd in Spainís Barcelona, killing many             UN experts say Charlottesville highlights rising racism in US             US soldier killed in operations against militants in eastern Afghanistan             How Wahhabism Serves Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy?             Trump praises Kim Jong Un's decision to delay attack on Guam             Iran's Missile Program ĎInternal Affair', Suffocating N. Korea Tragic: Russia             Belarus, Afghanistan Forge New Strategy for Cooperation             Dostum says coalition to stand against conspiracies being hatched against Noor             AIHRC Calls on ICC to Probe Human Rights Violations            Ex-Kabul Bank shareholder Dawi jailed for 9 years for embezzling of millions of dollars             Terrorism a serious threat both for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Ghani             North Korean Leader Briefed on Guam Attack             Noor's Office Rejects Claims Of Involvement In Mohmand's Arrest             Mass Graves Discovered In Mirza Olang Following Massacre            

DATE PUBLISHED: 2014/10/16 - 03:03:3
VISIT: 441
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Afghanistan a priority country for WFP
Afghanistan a priority country for WFP

Afghanistan is one of the priority countries for WFP as more than 7.5 million people are food insecure. Every year through the implementation of various projects, WFP delivers food assistance to millions of Afghans across the country. This includes internally displaced people due to conflict, natural and man-made disasters and malnourished children under five, nursing and pregnant mothers.

“WFP Afghanistan will continue to provide food assistance to vulnerable Afghans. While taking this opportunity to congratulate the new Afghan government under the leadership of Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, WFP is committed to work in collaboration with the Afghan administration for Zero-Hunger,” said Claude Jibidar, WFP Afghanistan Country Director.

“As the theme for this year’s World Food Day is ‘Family Farming’, we believe that Family Farmers have an important role in eradicating hunger in their communities. We are pleased and honored to support them at the local level to increase their productivity,” Jibidar added.

Amid several emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward ‘zero hunger’.

“Every year, we witness hunger’s devastating effect on families, communities and whole economies,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. “But despite horrific crises engulfing entire regions, we are making real progress in the fight to sustainably and durably end hunger and chronic malnutrition. Thanks to the work we do with our partners on emergency preparedness, support to family farmers, nutritional assistance – particularly in a child’s first 1,000 days – and building the resilience of communities to withstand shocks, millions of people are now better able to focus on building a future free of hunger for themselves and the next generation.”

According to The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 report, the total number of hungry people in the world is down by 37 million, to 805 million, and 63 countries have reached international hunger-reduction targets before 2015, proof of the progress possible when governments, humanitarian organizations and the private sector come together to make lasting change.

Recent studies have outlined the devastating effect that hunger and under-nutrition can have on the lives of individuals, communities and national economies. Data from a series of studies called the Cost of Hunger in Africa has shown that hunger is capable of reducing a nation’s workforce by 9.4% and national GDPs by up to 16.5%, severely limiting a developing country’s ability to make much needed investments and grow.

This shows why the international community must continue to strive towards a world with zero hunger, a world in which children and families can build their futures and farmers can better provide for themselves and help their communities become self-sufficient, Cousin said.

Every year, WFP marks World Food Day alongside the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome and offices around the world.

The theme for this year’s World Food Day is “family farming,” one of the many ways WFP is supporting local economies to build self-sufficiency and people to achieve zero hunger in their communities. Here are just a few of the ways WFP is helping an average of 90 million people a year focus on their futures:

  • Providing emergency food assistance to people affected by natural and manmade disasters, such as the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the civil conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic and South Sudan
  • Running or supporting school meals programs in remote places, giving roughly 20 million of the poorest children a chance for a brighter future
  • Prioritizing the purchase of food in developing countries and from family and small-scale farmers to support local economies
  • Partnering with companies and organizations around the world to improve WFP operations, create innovative solutions and raise funds and awareness

 

LINK: http://ansarpress.com/english/2693







*
*

*



SEE ALSO

Cargo Route Failure Draws Backlash From Business Community


Russia Gradually Dumping US dollar in Response to Sanctions


Private, public sector meet to review progress in reconnecting Afghanistan to regional markets


Qatar Airways withdraws plan to buy American Airlines stake


Qatar files legal protest with WTO to challenge trade boycott by Saudis, allies


Tons Of Fruit Left To Rot As Flight Delays Continue


Urban water supply contract worth $11.141 million signed for Kabul city


War has Cost Syrian Economy $226 Billion: World Bank


$19.6 million contract signed for new Salang tunnel technical studies


Construction Of TAPI Pipeline To Start Within A Year




VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED







POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

Trump encourages gross violence against Muslims after Barcelona attack

Putin condemns Barcelona attack, calls for united front against terror

Van plows into crowd in Spainís Barcelona, killing many

UN experts say Charlottesville highlights rising racism in US

US soldier killed in operations against militants in eastern Afghanistan

How Wahhabism Serves Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy?

Trump praises Kim Jong Un's decision to delay attack on Guam

Iran's Missile Program ĎInternal Affair', Suffocating N. Korea Tragic: Russia

Belarus, Afghanistan Forge New Strategy for Cooperation

Dostum says coalition to stand against conspiracies being hatched against Noor

AIHRC Calls on ICC to Probe Human Rights Violations

Ex-Kabul Bank shareholder Dawi jailed for 9 years for embezzling of millions of dollars

Terrorism a serious threat both for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Ghani

North Korean Leader Briefed on Guam Attack

Noor's Office Rejects Claims Of Involvement In Mohmand's Arrest

Mass Graves Discovered In Mirza Olang Following Massacre

Envoy Calls For Olive Branch To Pakistan

What Factors Destabilize Afghanistan?

Hashd Shaíabi to actively participate in Tal Afar liberation op: Official

Ayatollah Shahroudi named new head of Expediency Council

Iran, Russia presidents discuss Syria crisis, JCPOA over phone

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence

Mirza Olang Recaptured By Security Forces

White House defends Trump's response to Charlottesville violence

N Korean leader playing dangerous game with US: McMaster

Ghani appoints new minister-designate for the Ministry of Interior

Hezb-e-Islami reacts at deadly attack on a mosque by ex-commander loyalists in Takhar

US white nationalists clash with counter-protesters+VIDEO

Trumps Military Threat against Venezuela+VIDEO

Chinese leader urges Trump for restraint on N Korean nuclear issue

Karzai reacts at alleged civilian deaths in US airstrike

Saudi Regime Attempted to Host Taliban Liaison Office

Afghan and US security advisers hold talk on military and civil cooperation

US Airstrikes Kill 16 more Civilians in Afghanistan

Failure In Afghanistan Means Strengthening Terrorists In West

Half Of Afghan Asylum Seekers' Applications Denied In Sweden+video

Is US, North Korea Nuclear War Imminent?

Saudi Regime to Executes 14 Shiite Muslims after Unfair Trial: HRW

US Warship Provokes Chinese Navy in South China Sea

Iraq Requirements to Find Way Out of Current Messy Conditions


MEDICAL NEWS








ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š