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The World Food Programme is the largest philanthropic agency in the world. It is the food branch of the United Nations that serve food to the needy countries during their time of need and necessities or when any country faces food crisis that affect the international market. It helps the people in providing food who are unable to produce or frequently encounter the food crisis. World Food Programme as a particular agency of the United Nations formally came in to existence in the year 1963 by the recommendations of Food and Agricultural Organization and United Nations General Assembly. The organization of World Food Programme is comprised of its 36 member states that constitute the Executive body and its head called Executive Director who carries all its work through all its member states assisted by the lower class workers. The leading goals of WFP are eradicating malnutrition and eliminating hunger from the world and to assist them in providing various means of livelihood. The underdeveloped countries in the world suffer from the food crisis thus mother and child in the country face the crisis and go undernourished. At this moment of difficulty WFP stands as the chief cooperating agency keeping the life in security. Mostly WFP is funded by non-governmental organizations, private bodies and its member states. It also has partnership with some of the rich organizations of the world that assist it to carry out its executions.
los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand says he still loves Katy Perry and thinks she is beautiful.
London, May 18 (ANI): 'X Factor' bosses dramatically called off talks with Dannii Minogue after she turned down Simon Cowell's final offer to be a judge on the show.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Jenny McCarthy is set to pose nude for Playboy magazine again after nearly 20 years.
London, May 18(ANI): Chelsea's first ever foreign manager Ruud Gullit has claimed owner Roman Abramovich might be hoping secretly that his side loses the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 19.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Miranda Kerr, who is famed for her amazing figure, has revealed that she exercises every day to keep in shape.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Madonna has revealed that her 11-year-old son Rocco is teaching her to breakdance and has introduced her to dubstep music, which she is now a fan of.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): The makers of the AK-47 assault rifles are said to be in talks with the family of the gun's namesake, Mikhail Kalashnikov, to obtain the rights to the Kalashnikov brand.
London, May 18(ANI): London Olympics chief Lord Coe has denied putting any pressure on Team Great Britain football coach Stuart Pearce to select former Manchester United star David Beckham.
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz says she loves getting older and can't wait to hit 40.
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) After playing suphero character in "The Avengers", actress Scarlett Johansson is likely to star in her own Black Widow movie.
Moscow, May 18 (IANS) A court in the US has told an American woman, who sent her adopted son back to Russia, to pay $150,000 in damages, child support, and legal fees, a media report said.
London, May 18(ANI): Fast bowler Chris Old, who was a part of England's legendary 1981 Ashes team, is earning six pounds an hour in the magazine section of Sainsbury's in Truro, Cornwall after hitting tough times.
Sao Paulo, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister lobbied here Thursday for strengthening "economic diplomacy" to tighten economic and trade links between his country and Brazil.
London, May 18 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez will reportedly step down from the judging panel of the singing reality show "American Idol" after the current season.
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie still has a soft corner for ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton. The 36-year-old says Thornton, whom she divorced almost 10 years ago, has a big beautiful heart.
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Rapper 50 Cent has reportedly been hosptialised with a stomach virus.
London, May 17 (ANI): Cover Drive singer Amanda Reifer has challenged pal Rihanna to a "Booty Olympics".
London, May 17 (IANS) No effort was spared by the US military before its Navy Seals raided Al-Qaeda's former chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last May, shows a detailed scale model of his Abbottabad city-located compound.
London, May 17 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez has admitted that she enjoys reading gossip showbiz stories like any normal girl would.
London, May 17(ANI): World number four tennis player Andy Murray has admitted he swears too much on court, but believes since he speaks in English, therefore, he gets penalized more.
Beijing, May 17 (ANI): Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has said Beijing has agreed to issue him a passport within 15 days, which will allow him to go to the United States.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): American rapper 50 Cent has been admitted to hospital for surgery.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, was "depressed and despondent" before she committed suicide, a friend of the former architect has revealed.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new man has accused John Travolta of sexual misconduct.
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise, known for his stunts, says he has been doing his own stunts since he was 12 years old.
Rio de Janeiro, May 17 (IANS) Italian Serie A champions Juventus have reportedly made a four million euro offer to sign Brazilian midfielder Elkeson.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez is reportedly leaving 'American Idol' as a judge due to her extremely busy schedule.
London, May 17 (ANI): A schoolgirl cancer victim has revealed that watching a Cameron Diaz film saved her life after she noticed the symptoms in the movie.
New York, May 17 (IANS/EFE) Jennifer Lopez dethroned Lady Gaga as the world's most powerful celebrity, according to a list published Wednesday by Forbes magazine in which the queen of US television Oprah Winfrey came in in second place.
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS/EFE) Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia has lined up the financing for his film project on legendary writer Ernest Hemingway, who will be played by Anthony Hopkins, the Deadline blog reported Wednesday.
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Whitney Houston will be honoured posthumously at the Billboard Music Awards to be held May 20.
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court martial in Russia's Leningrad region convicted a unit commander for shooting dead six army guard dogs while he was drunk.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Fashion designer Giorgio Armani has unveiled his collection for the Italian Olympic squad.
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez says she finds tabloids extremely entertaining, but sometimes gets upset by what she reads.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise are reportedly in talks to star in director Jay Roach's political comedy 'El Presidente'.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has ripped President Barack Obama's view on same-sex marriage, calling it offensive to his religion.
London, May 16 (IANS) Irish people fantasise about sex more than the folks living in any other European country, according to a study which also says that it is the Irish men who think more about sex than their women.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez' dancer boyfriend Casper Smart has revealed that he wants to have children "in the future."
London, May 16 (ANI): UK's Open Rights Group (ORG) has claimed that pornography filters on mobile phones were censoring normal web content.
London, May 16 (ANI): Modest alcohol consumption has been found to be associated with less inflammation in patients with NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), the most common type of liver disease in the developed world.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): Jamaat-ud- Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has sent a legal notice to two Pakistani journalists for publishing the news about his alleged meeting with American Ambassador Cameron Munter.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart has to watch what he wears, as he can no longer wear sweat pants when he is out with her.
London, May 16 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he has better things to do with his time than to watch himself in "Harry Potter" films.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Banks says she is so thin that she would not like to talk about her weight.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Rapper Jay-Z, who is married to Beyonce Knowles, has no plans to head back to the recording studio any time soon as he wants to spend time with his four-month-old daughter Blue Ivy.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian admits now she is not very comfortable about her televised wedding to Kris Humphries, who she dumped just 72 days later.
London, May 16 (IANS) Pregnant actress Sienna Miller's hair once accidentally turned green when she tried to dye her locks brown using henna.
Tokyo, May 16 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga surprised fans in Japan by debuting a new custom-made dress made from raw meat.
London, May 15 (ANI): The BBC has been criticised for airing an archive footage performance of Gary Glitter on British music chart show 'Top of the Pops', that will earn the disgraced star hefty royalties.
Melbourne, May 15 (ANI): Kim Kardashian's current biography on IMDb reads like an attack on the culture of modern celebrities.
Beijing, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): The outlook for China's foreign trade remained grim but the full-year target of a 10-percent rise is still achievable, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Tuesday.
Jakarta, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): The Indonesian finance minister plans to auction Islamic bond on May 22, as an effort to develop the market for the Islamic instrument, a statement from the ministry said here on Tuesday.
Moscow, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submitted to President Vladimir Putin the lineup of a new government on Tuesday, the Kremlin press service said.
Islamabad, May 15 (ANI): Pointing at Pakistan's stance on the reopening of NATO supply routes and its strenuous relations with the U.S., an editorial in a Pakistan daily has said "it is about time Pakistan recognises the need to abandon its double game and makes peace with its neighbours and thereby with itself".
London, May 15(ANI): Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has said Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich should stop interfering in a manager's work, and insisted he would never explain his tactics to the club's owners like former Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas used to do.
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana says she used to prefer darker colours over girly shades.
London, May 15 (ANI): Una Healy has rejoined her group The Saturdays and danced around with them on live television just two months after giving birth to her daughter.
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) The outlook for China's foreign trade remained grim but the full-year target of a 10-percent rise is still achievable, authorities said Tuesday.
Aden (Yemen), May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Two Yemeni policemen were injured early Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near an office of the military intelligence apparatus in the country's southern port city of Aden, a security official said.
Tehran, May 15 (ANI): A Germany-based Iranian singer is facing death threats and fatwas for releasing a 'blasphemous' rap song.
Damascus, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Syria's recent parliamentary elections were conducted in a "free" climate and the voters' turnout is estimated at 51.26 percent.
Wellington (New Zealand), May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): New Zealand immigration authorities Tuesday said they are committed to an international biometric checking system that had proved successful in checking cross-border crime after its first year of operation.
London, May 15 (ANI): Online dating was apparently supposed to be the way most people would find love in the future but now one of the largest dating websites in the world is set to go offline.
Beijing, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) urged Tuesday the U.S. government to live up to its promises on loosening restrictions over hi-tech exports to China.
Rome, May 15(ANI): Six-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal has said his drop in the ATP players rankings following a third-round exit in the Madrid Open at the hands of fellow Spanish player Fernando Verdasco, doesn't bother him.
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) The outlook for China's foreign trade remained grim but the full-year target of 10 percent rise will still be possible to achieve, authorities said Tuesday.
New York, May 15 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service cut the long-time credit ratings of 26 Italian banks Monday, underlining the banking woes in both the country and the euro zone.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Jessica Simpson, who welcomed her first child, daughter Maxwell Drew, with fiance Eric Johnson on 1st May, has launched her own line of maternity wear.
London, May 15 (IANS) French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, famous for making shoes with red-lacquered soles, is now expanding his brand into a beauty line.
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria says she is more excited to further her experience as a producer and wants to step behind the camera.
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp, famous for his dark and quirky portrayal in the "Pirates of Caribbean" series, says as a child he used to love watching horror movies.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Dita Von Teese has admitted that even though she uses fake smoking devices when she is doing her stage show, she totally detests smoking cigarette.
Mumbai, May 14 (ANI): Emraan Hashmi, who has received great reviews for his performance in Jannat 2, is apparently quite upset about being tagged as an underdog in Bollywood.
American actor Ashton Kutcher reportedly wants to renew his deal to return as Warren Schmit for the tenth edition of the long running sitcom 'Two and a Half Men'.
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) American actress Dita Von Teese, who uses fake smoking devices during her stage shows, says she would never use a real one because it can kill a person.
London, May 14 (IANS) Singer Rihanna has teamed up with Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear once again and unveiled her second collection for the fashion house.
London, May 14 (ANI): The World Boxing Association (WBA) has stripped Anthony Mundine of his interim super welterweight title after he failed to undertake a mandatory fight against title-holder American Austin Trout in Panama.
London, May 14 (ANI): Tottenham's boss Harry Redknapp has wished that his nephew Frank Lampard's club, Chelsea, misses out on European 2012 championship glory.
Barcelona, May 14 (ANI): A explosion took place in the winners garage of the Catalunya circuit in the Spanish Grand Prix, as a fire engulfed F1 chief Frank Williams's team in the Formula 1 pit.
London, May 14 (IANS) Sebastian Coe, the chairman of London Olympic Games organising committee (LOGOC), said that 75 percent of available tickets for the Olympics have gone to British fans.
Sydney, May 14 (ANI): Steve Jobs was asked to work in the night shift in his young days because of his 'temperamental nature', Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has revealed.
London, May 14 (ANI): Una Healy, who gave birth to her daughter Aoife-Belle merely four weeks back, has revealed her agony after seeing photos of her fiance Tom Foden pole dancing nude.
London, May 14 (ANI): Dame Julie Andrews, who listed her four-bedroom Brentwood house with late husband Blake Edwards Less for 2.64 million dollars less than a month back, is now in escrow.
Tokyo, May 14 (Xinhua-ANI): Japan planned to sign a contract with the United States next month for the purchase of four F-35 stealth fighter jets despite a price increase for the aircraft, local media reported Monday.
Sydney, May 14 (ANI): Tech giant Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that Microsoft was responsible for Macintosh's constant program crashes.
Tehran, May 14 (ANI): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has compared Israel to an annoying 'mosquito', saying the Jewish state poses no danger to Tehran's nuclear program.
Washington, May 14 (IANS) A champion horse died moments after winning a prestigious race in Nashville, US, RIA Novosti reported.
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) Actor Matthew Morrison was pleased to meet Cheryl Cole on the set of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and described her as "beautiful".
London, May 14 (IANS) Actress Noomi Rapace says she did not want to look sexy for her scenes in new sci-fi movie "Prometheus" and urged her make-up artist to apply extra blood and sweat.
London, May 13 (ANI): Rihanna, who recently made headlines for sending Adele a cake in the shape of boobs on her birthday, showed off her cold-blooded side with crocodile skin painted on her breasts.
London, May 13 (ANI): Nigerian footballer John Obi Mikel has blamed Andre Villas Boas for his inability to communicate effectively with Chelsea's players as the reason for former manager's regime collapsing.
Washington, May 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been named by the ForbesWoman magazine as the world's No.1 'Powerful Mom' in its annual ranking list.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Researchers have apparently found the secret of what makes some statements memorable - be it a line from a movie, an advertising slogan or a politician's catchphrase.
Tehran, May 13 (ANI): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that war was not essential destroy Israel, and that it could be achieved if regional states cut their ties with the Jewish nation.
London, May 13 (ANI): Jermain Defoe's girlfriend Alexandra Burke has dumped the soccer star after she caught him cheating on her with another woman.
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Four NATO soldiers lost their lives during separate incidents in restive southern Afghanistan, the military alliance said.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston has called Obama, who is running his re-election campaign for November, "an a-hole,"
Rio de Janeiro, May 12 (IANS) Bolivar players pleaded with their Santos opponents to show mercy during the Brazilian club's 8-0 Copa Libertadores victory.
London, May 12 (ANI): Jessica Simpson has reportedly sold pictures of her newborn baby to an American magazine for a whopping amount of 800,000 dollars.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Carrie Underwood has revealed that she understands the importance of space one should give to their spouse.