Posts tagged turkey
Posts tagged turkey
A year into her tenure at the helm of the world’s largest humanitarian organization with approximately 15,000 staff feeding some 100 million people in 78 countries across the world, see what World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has to say about her organization’s work to make the hungry poor self-sufficient and more resilient to crises.
Photo: Ertharin Cousin visiting Syrian refugees who receive food assistance from WFP in a border area of Turkey. Credit: WFP/Abeer Etefa
First Hand Account - “Hearts left in Syria”
Hala, a 16-year-old Syrian, describes her experiences living in Akcakale refugee camp in Turkey.
For more information about UNICEF’s work in that region, please visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/Turkey_67847.html
As millions of Americans fire up their ovens for the ritual Thanksgiving feast, we thought we’d run a few numbers through the ol’ WeFeedback Calculator just to put things in perspective.
The US National Turkey Federation estimates that approximately 45 million turkeys are eaten each…
Turkish earthquake highlights the importance of providing incentives for the construction of safe buildings and establishing preventive and response measures says the UN Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).
On Sunday, Ban Ki-moon voiced sympathy, offered UN help.
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She also traveled with UNHCR chief António Guterres to meet boat people, including unaccompanied minors, on a tiny Italian island on Sunday and remembered those who have lost their lives trying to reach Lampedusa by sea from Africa.
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On Monday, a major UN conference to decide action to enable the world’s poorest countries to break out of a decades-long poverty trap will open in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Do you know which are the 48 least developed countries in the world? Find out here: http://bit.ly/fVW5w2. By 2020 these countries will be home to more than a billion people.
Ahead of the conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged poor nations’ leaders to create conditions for economic development. More: http://bit.ly/lYvCIq