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First UN food aid in two years reaches over 30,000 Iraqis

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Qayyarah had been ‘inaccessible for over two years,’ the UN World Food Program (WFP) says in a statement

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Sept. 6, 2016) — The UN said on Tuesday, September 6, it has delivered food supplies to more than 30,000 residents of Qayyarah for the first time in two years after Iraqi forces expelled jihadists from the northern town.  Continue reading First UN food aid in two years reaches over 30,000 Iraqis

‘Social fridges’ open in Argentina as poverty rises

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FOOD AID. Red Solidaria (Solidarity Network) volunteer Felicitas Solano (R), cooks a lentil stew to feed poor and homeless people at Plaza de Mayo square, in front of the Casa Rosada government palace in Buenos Aires on April 29, 2016. Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP

So-called social or solidarity fridges, where people leave food for those who need it, appear to provide food aid with dignity to those who can’t afford to purchase food

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (May 12, 2016) — With hardship rising due to job cuts and inflation, Argentina has adopted a scheme from Europe’s economic crisis: putting food in outdoor “social fridges” for the needy. Continue reading ‘Social fridges’ open in Argentina as poverty rises