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Twenty Iranian celebs named World Food Program partners

Source: Tehran Times

TEHRAN - A group of 20 Iranian popular figures were selected as celebrity partners of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) during a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday. The director of the WFP Country Office in Iran, Negar Gerami, awarded the celebs certificates during the ceremony, which was held at the National Library and Archives of Iran.

The director of the WFP Country Office in Iran, Negar Gerami (2nd from left), and the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran, Gary Lewis (2nd from right), unveil an image of a postage stamp to commemorate World Food Day in Tehran on October 13, 2013. (Mehr/Javad Hadi)

Actresses Katayun Rihai, Homa Rusta, Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Golab Adineh, and Mahnaz Afshar, actors Reza Kianian and Parviz Parastuii, ex-football star Ali Daei, vocalist Homayun Shajarian, pop star Khashayar Etemadi, and writer Hushang Moradi Kermani are among the celebs.

They will help the United Nations World Food Program fight hunger among the children in the famine stricken regions of the world.

Related Photos: WFP Assistance To Refugees In Sarvestan, Iran (Copyright: Yalda Ashtari)

"Oil For Girls" Project
Providing schoolchildren with take-home rations of vitamin-enriched vegetable oil helped many girls get the education they need and deserve. Thanks to this monthly incentive, parents are encouraged to send their girls to school rather than marrying them off at an early age.

The World Food Program is the food assistance branch of the United Nations, and it is the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger.

On average, WFP provides food to 90 million people each year, 58 million of whom are children. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and part of its executive committee.

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