UN World Food Programme Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s Aid to Afghanistan

On February 22, 2022, India sent first tranche of 2,500 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan, loaded in 50 trucks. Key Points First convoy would hand over the consignment to World Food Programme (WFP) at Jalalabad in Afghanistan. Wheat assistance will be delivered in multiple consignments. India has been insisting for equal distribution of aid ..

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NITI Aayog- UN WFP agreement to diversify Food Basket

NITI Aayog and United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) have agreed to diversify the food basket. Both the organisation signed a Statement of Intent on December 20, 2021. Key Points Partnership between NITI Aayog and UN WFP focuses to mainstream the millets and support India in taking a lead internationally in knowledge exchange amid ..

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UN: 3 million more at edge of famine

A report by the World Food Programme (WFP) has revealed that acute hunger has increased across the world. As a result, 45 million people are living on the edge of famine across 43 countries. Key Points In its earlier report in 2021, WFP had estimated this number at 42 million. But, recent assessment of food ..

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UN: 16 million Yemenis towards Starvation

According to the head of U.N. food agency, David Beasley, 16 million people in Yemen “are marching towards starvation”. Key Points David also warned that, food rations for millions in Yemen will be cut in October 2021 unless new funding reaches there. During a meeting on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, He said that the United States, ..

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UN seeks $606 million to aid Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

United Nations is hosting a high-level donors conference on September 13, 2021 seeking emergency funds for Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country. Highlights N. Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, was leading the United Nations meeting and called for more than $600 million in a “flash appeal” for Afghans. The Taliban topples the country as ..

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WFP report: Hunger spreading in Afghanistan

According to the UN food agency, World Food Programme (WFP), out of 39 million people, 14 million people are facing severe hunger in Afghanistan. Key points UN food agency has been able to negotiate with the Taliban in order distribute aid in one provincial capital in Afghanistan. However, it is unable to resume food deliveries ..

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