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11 January 2011

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the largest ever, one-off donation from the Government of Japan, amounting to US$ 196.6 million.  The donation will be used to provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to millions of the most vulnerable people in 20 countries in Asia and Africa and will also support logistics operations in eight countries where WFP is working.


22 December 2010

KABUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will be able to stave off a potentially critical shortage of wheat by buying wheat locally in Afghanistan in the largest quantity ever, the organisation announced.


28 December 2009

KANDAHAR - The World Food Programme said it was deeply distressed to learn that one of its staff members was amongst the innocent victims of the suicide bombing in the southern city of Kandahar on Thursday 24 December.


28 October 2009

I am deeply saddened by the murderous assault on humanitarian staff in Kabul and the lives that have been lost today following the brutal bomb blast in Peshawar.


16 September 2008

A year after his death, Luciano Pavarotti’s legacy of generosity lives on in a tribute charity concert and memorial ceremony to be held in Petra, Jordan on 11 and 12 October.


3 June 2008

WFP has begun providing emergency food assistance to millions of Afghans who can no longer afford to buy wheat and wheat flour, staples of the Afghan diet. WFP distributions in rural, urban and semi-urban areas were due to start this week.


25 March 2008

Following WFP’s extraordinary emergency appeal last week to world government leaders for critical funds to address soaring food and fuel prices, the agency’s Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions, Sheila Sisulu, starts meetings today with Canadian officials.


24 January 2008

WFP and the Government of Afghanistan have urged the international community to fund a sharp increase in needed food assistance for the poor of Afghanistan who cannot afford to pay soaring local prices for wheat, a staple of the Afghan diet.


7 November 2007

WFP has announced that some food assistance deliveries have resumed along the southern ring road in Afghanistan, after insecurity forced the suspension of movements by WFP-contracted trucks in late May.


16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.