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Over 97 mln people in 80 countries receive help from World Food Program in 2012

June 04, 2013, 23:24 UTC+3

Russia is chairing the Executive Board in 2013-2014

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MOSCOW, June 4 (Itar-Tass) - More than 97 million people in 80 world countries have received aid from the World Food Program (WFP), the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday in connection with the annual session of the Executive Board of the United Nations World Food Program that opened in Rome on June 3.

Russia is chairing the Executive Board in 2013-2014.

“The central issue on the session’s agenda is the adoption of a strategic plan of the World Food Organization for 2014-2017 that will outline priorities for the next four years,” the ministry said. “The Executive Board will also consider a number administrative and budget-related issues and draft country programs.”

“In 2012, the Program helped more than 97 million people in 80 world countries,” the ministry noted.

The World Food Program is the food assistance branch of the United Nations, and it is the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger. From its headquarters in Rome and more than 80 country offices around the world, WFP works to help people who are unable to produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families.

The session will end on June 6.


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