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Campaign Family Meal

05/06/2016 - Event
This year's theme for the celebrations of World Environment Day in Brussels on 5 June is 'sustainable food'. On this occasion, the EU-World Food Programme's joint photo exhibition 'The Family Meal – What brings us together?' will showcase examples...
The Family Meal: What brings us together?
31/03/2016 - Basic page
With its people-centred approach, EU food assistance aims to support the needs of vulnerable, food-insecure people in a way which is both efficient and effective, yet preserving recipients' dignity and allowing them to start rebuilding their...
01/03/2016 - Event
Photo billboards of the Family Meal campaign run by the European Commission in partnership with the UN World Food Programme are on display in Paris' metro. Billboards appear in 62 different spots in major Parisian public transport hubs, such as:...
Sharing a meal with family members across five countries and three continents (long version)
16/10/2015 - Video
For the past year, the European Commission's department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) has been running a joint communication campaign with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), its largest food assistance partner who helps provide...
15/10/2015 - News
Around one in nine people in the world goes to bed hungry every day. Although the number of people suffering from hunger worldwide has fallen by around 20% over the last decade, the fight against food insecurity remains very high on the global...
15/10/2015 - Blog post
Tahoua, Niger. Mariama Maibori and her three-year-old granddaughter Amina, sit in the shade under the leaves of a large baobab tree. A widow for 14 years, Mariama, who is now 57 years old, is raising her granddaughter as well as other five...
09/09/2015 - Blog post
Ecuador continues to face critical issues such as chronic malnutrition and gender-based violence. Adding to these inherent problems, a steady flow of Colombian refugees enter Ecuador each month, fleeing violence in their own country, giving Ecuador...
02/09/2015 - Blog post
The story of Jazmin, her husband and little Dayana, is an example of the situation faced by Colombian families seeking refuge in Ecuador. With the support of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the UN...
19/07/2015 - Event
The 'Family Meal – What brings us together?' pan-European photo exhibition, run jointly by the European Commission and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will be on display from 19 July to 19 August 2015 at the EU Pavilion at EXPO in Milan, Italy...
Meal time in Ecuador: The most sacred hour for Lucilla and her children
23/06/2015 - Video
"They denied me refuge. I work wherever I can as a housemaid. On Saturdays, from four in the morning, I go to the small shop around the corner and help to shell lima beans, peas and kidney beans – whatever there is – until I finish, which is...

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