News release

14 October 2010

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the Swedish government for pledging record levels of support in 2011 for programmes that provide food assistance to the most vulnerable people around the world.  Sweden’s contribution to WFP -- which is fully flexible and can be used to provide food assistance wherever it is needed most -- is expected to reach SEK 556 million in 2011, a 15 per cent increase on the 2010 contribution.

Logistics, Nutrition
8 July 2010

Overview: In the week after the January 12 earthquake, WFP delivered 1 million rations, equivalent to more than 3 million meals, to over 200,000 people.

Focus on Women, School Meals
8 July 2010

Port-au-Prince– Six months after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has moved towards supporting long-term recovery, and building a strong nutritional foundation for the future of all Haitians.

Earthquakes, Food for Assets
17 June 2010

This week Haitians in Jacmel who have been clearing rubble, installing drainage and making other community improvements are receiving cash and food wages as part of WFP’s new food and cash for work programmes.  For most people these are the first wages they’ve earned since the earthquake struck on January 12. 

3 June 2010

PORT AU PRINCE – As the hurricane season officially opens, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today outlined emergency readiness plans to help Haiti meet the challenges of potentially devastating rains and tropical storms.

Ambassadors & Celebrities
14 May 2010

PORT AU PRINCE - Christina Aguilera went straight to work in her new role as Ambassador Against Hunger of the World Food Programme (WFP), by visiting Haiti earlier this week.

13 May 2010

PORT AU PRINCE –The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, today announced a scale-up of cash and food for work activities, school meals and nutrition programmes to support the Haitian people in building a better, stronger Haiti.

10 May 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will begin a two day visit to Haiti on Tuesday 11 May to see how WFP is supporting the long term recovery and food security of the Haitian people.

Earthquakes, Emergencies, Food for Assets, Procurement, Purchase for Progress
30 March 2010

Port au Prince – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that Haiti’s human capital will have a major role to play in providing safety nets for the most vulnerable, boosting local agriculture production and supporting local markets throughout the entire country in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake.

12 February 2010

ROME – The heads of the three United Nations Rome-based agencies announced the establishment of a Task Force for Food Security in Haiti.  The Task Force will support the government of Haiti in the implementation of a concerted, coherent and targeted, immediate and longer-term food security strategy that integrates agricultural production, and social safety nets.