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Justine Greening: UK aid to help Tackle Hunger during Rugby World Cup

UK government will match up to £5m in public donations to the World Food Programme's Tackle Hunger campaign during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Responding to the launch of the World Food Programme’s Tackle Hunger campaign for the Rugby World Cup, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

“As excitement builds for the opening game of the Rugby World Cup in just a few days, rugby fans across the country have the chance to come together to beat hunger.

“The World Food Programme is making sure that millions of the poorest people around the world are getting the food and nutrition they need not only to survive but to thrive.

“By matching public donations to the Tackle Hunger campaign pound for pound, we can help WFP deliver food to cut off communities, feed malnourished children and help those caught up in wars and natural disasters, saving lives and preventing hunger in the future.”

Published 7 September 2015