UN World Food Programme Current Affairs - 2020

October 16: World Food Day

The World Food Day is observed on October 16 every year. The theme for World Food Day 2020 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together” . This year’s World Food Day is highlighting the significance of food and agriculture in COVID-19 response. Background The day is observed to mark the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Read More…

The World Food Programme awarded with Nobel Peace Prize 2020

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the United nation’s World Food Programme (WFP). The programme has been awarded the prize for its efforts to fight the hunger specially in the war zones and conflict affected areas. The  Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the prize to the WEP. World Food Programme The Read More…

India sends Humanitarian aid to Lebanon to assist Beirut Explosion Victims

The Government of India has sent 58 tonnes of emergency humanitarian aid to the people affected by Beirut Explosion in Lebanon. This includes Personal Protective Equipment, surgical gowns, surgical gloves as well. Highlights India dispatched the aid through C-17 heavy lift aircrafts. It included wheat flour, pulses, sugar, blankets, sleeping mats, dignity kits, medical supplies, Read More…

Facts Box: UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition Report, 2020

The United Nations recently released the “State of Food Security and Nutrition” report. The report was prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). Highlights The report says that around 8.9% of the world population, that Read More…

Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020

The Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020 was released by the Global Network against Food Crisis. The report says that around 135 million people are living under food crisis. Highlights According to the report, the numbers have increased. In 2019, the number of people living under food crisis were 113 million. Yemen was the at Read More…