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7 May 2014
WFP Airlifts Fuel To Bangui To Keep Life-Saving Aid Flowing In C.A.R.

“This airlift adds a huge additional cost to our operations in C.A.R., but we had no choice. Hundreds of thousands of people need our assistance in Bangui and in the interior of the country, and UNHAS is essential to the entire humanitarian community,” Read more

 

Denise Brown, WFP Regional Director for West Africa.

2 May 2014
UNHCR And WFP Warn: Fighting Is Preventing Aid Delivery In South Sudan

JUBA – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are calling on the parties to the conflict in South Sudan to provide safe access to enable humanitarian assistance to reach vulnerable people including 125,000 Sudanese refugees in Maban County, Upper Nile State. Read more

23 April 2014
Joint Statement By Heads Of UN Humanitarian Agencies On Syria

NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April, 2014. One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people whose lives and futures hang in the balance: Enough, we said, enough! Read more
 

Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin

 

8 April 2014
WFP Congratulates His Highness The Amir Of Kuwait On Being Honoured By UN Secretary-General

“The United Nations Secretary-General has presented His Highness with a certificate of appreciation for his tremendous efforts, and I also cannot stress too highly what an immense service the Amir has done, not least by hosting two donor conferences for Syria that highlighted to the world the plight of innocent people who have lost everything,” Read more

 

Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin.

 

8 April 2014
WFP Dispatches Food For Record Number Of Syrians As Fears Rise About Impact Of Drought

“It has taken a massive effort from WFP and partners to scale up to reach 4 million people in March, but we fear now that a possible drought – if rainfall doesn’t pick up – could put the lives of millions more at risk. Syria suffered from five years of drought right before the conflict broke out and vulnerable communities in affected areas hardly had time to recover before they were hit by the conflict.” Read more

 

WFP’s coordinator for the Syrian crisis, Muhannad Hadi

4 April 2014
UN Rome-Based Agencies Reveal Food Security And Nutrition Targets For Post-2015 Agenda

“Food security and nutrition play a critical role in shaping a brighter tomorrow for today's most vulnerable families particularly the children.  Eliminating hunger unlocks the potential of individuals, communities and nations. Achieving these goals will require hardwiring equity into economic growth assuring no one is left behind.” Read more

 

Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin.

31 March 2014
Rome Agencies Host President Of Liberia For Event On Global Development Agenda

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) invite journalists to attend a news conference to mark a special event organised by the Rome-based agencies in honour of Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia. Read more

31 March 2014
Heads Of WFP And UNHCR Visit S. Sudan And Ethiopia Amid Alarming Spread Of Hunger And Displacement

"Large-scale population displacement and disruption of markets and trade routes are creating a food security crisis. People are in acute need. Humanitarians require two things: safe access to those in need and the funds to bring in lifesaving supplies – food, shelter, vaccines, healthcare and other aid. Several countries have contributed generously, but at current levels we are only able to cover a fraction of the needs.” Read more

 

Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

19 March 2014
Forgotten Crisis In Central African Republic Rapidly Deteriorating Into A Neglected Tragedy, WFP Head Warns

“The entire population, not only the displaced, is affected and live in a precarious food situation. The people of CAR particularly women and children need us now. We must act before the rains exacerbate the tragic situation. We must not wait until pictures of skeletal, severely underweight, children document our failure and neglect.” Read more

 

Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

18 March 2014
WFP Airdrops Food In South Sudan

“We are in a race against time to get assistance to people who are in critical need in places we simply haven’t been able to reach by road or river. Given the level of the conflict, we have known for some time that we would have to move some food by air to some parts of the country, particularly during the rainy season, but we have faced more difficulties than envisioned and now need to deliver more food by air than  planned.” Read more

 

WFP Country Director Chris Nikoi

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