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12 February 2014
WFP Starts Airlifting Food Into Central African Republic Facing Deeper Hunger Crisis

“With the cycle of violence unstopped and the economy disrupted, CAR faces an even harsher nutrition and food crisis. These airlifts are a lifeline so we can bring food to the most vulnerable wherever we can reach them,” Read more


WFP Regional Director for West Africa Denise Brown.

10 February 2014
WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Demands Safe Access To Vulnerable Civilians In All Communities Inside Syria

 “The last few days have been agonizing for people in the Old City of Homs and the humanitarian aid workers who have risked their lives to get food, medical supplies and other essentials into the City after more than 600 days of besiegement". Read more


Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

4 February 2014
WFP Airlifts Bring Aid To Most Vulnerable In Northeast Syria Amid Growing Challenges

“It is tragic to see the most vulnerable Syrians going hungry and paying the heavy price for a political conflict with no end in sight. We call upon all parties to provide us with continuous and unimpeded access across the country. WFP should be able to reach all those who need food assistance all the time.” Read more


Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

28 January 2014
Securing Supply Routes Vital To Reach The Hungry In Central African Republic, Says WFP

“Good cooperation with MISCA, Cameroon and CAR officials has allowed this precious food to arrive just as our existing supplies were close to running out. But more escorts will be needed in the weeks ahead, as the food that arrived on Monday barely represents five percent of the cereals needed to provide assistance across the country for one month.” Read more


WFP Regional Director for West Africa Denise Brown.

24 January 2014
WFP To Seize Opportunity To Deliver Food Assistance In Wake Of South Sudan Ceasefire

“We hope that the signing of an agreement in Addis will bring fighting to a stop and allow WFP and other humanitarian agencies to provide urgently needed relief to the people affected by this conflict. But it is important to note that humanitarian needs will continue, long after the fighting stops.” Read more


WFP South Sudan Country Director Chris Nikoi

24 January 2014
Global Leaders From Business And Civil Society Sign Zero Hunger Challenge At Davos

“Eliminating hunger is a moral imperative that the world cannot afford to ignore.  It’s not just the right thing to do; it is the smart thing to do. Global stability, economic growth and human development will only be achieved when we secure food and nutrition for everyone around the world,” Read more


WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.

22 January 2014
Launch Of Innovative Project To Prevent Stunting Among Children

A new project to establish best practices for tackling stunting is being launched in Malawi today. Recurrent food insecurity, poor dietary diversity and repeated illness are among the root causes of stunting (low growth for age) among nearly 1 million Malawian children under five – almost half the country’s children in this age group. Read more

22 January 2014
WFP Attending World Economic Forum In Davos, Switzerland, For Tenth Year

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will open its tenth year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, beginning today, highlighting the message that ‘Zero Hunger’ is everyone’s business. Read more

20 January 2014
WFP Running Out Of Food In Central African Republic Amid Widespread Bloodletting

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is running out of food to distribute to growing numbers of displaced people in the Central African Republic because insecurity is blocking supply routes. Read more

20 January 2014
UN World Food Programme Executive Director Visiting Iran

Ertharin Cousin, the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Executive Director, has arrived for a 2-day visit to Iran. During her trip to the capital, she will meet Government officials, donors and the UN community. She will also visit a camp hosting Afghan refugees, where WFP has been providing food assistance for many years. Read more

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