Princess Haya to receive WFP Hunger Hero Award in Davos

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A long-time supporter of the World Food Programme, HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, seen here in Malawi, has travelled extensively to visit WFP operations. Photo: WFP/Boris Heger

Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan is to receive the 2015 Hunger Hero Award from the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

The award ceremony will take place during a panel discussion on Empowered Women and Innovation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The Jordanian Princess is a UN Messenger of Peace, as well as the Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City in Dubai, the world's largest logistics centre for aid distribution.

She has helped address hunger issues in many parts of the world, including in her native country of Jordan, creating the first food assistance NGO in the Middle East called Tikiyet Um Ali (TUA).

WFP says every Jordanian family that cannot afford to pay for food now receives a generous monthly ration.

The NGO also played a prominent role in feeding families during the Gaza conflict in 2014.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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