Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
ROME - FAO and WFP update UN Security Council on food insecurity hot spots, need for continued humanitarian support.
DAVOS — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured David Abney, Chairman and CEO of UPS, in recognition of outstanding contributions the company and its foundation have made towards achieving Zero Hunger.
SEOUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Korean YouTube celebrity Mr. Great Library (Dong-Hyun Na) have launched the “Player Unknown’s ShareTheMeal” campaign to alert the public about the rapid increase in the number of hungry people around the world.
In an email to staff, WFP Executive Director David Beasley today announced changes to the organisation’s policy on harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority. The entire email follows:
DUBAI – Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, a stalwart supporter of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Messenger of Peace, has contributed to the launch of a special fund to allow the rapid purchase and transportation of high energy biscuits in response to sudden onset emergencies. The highly fortified biscuits provide people caught in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters, or conflict, with an immediate source of nutritious food that is packed with energy.
KINSHASA – In a stark warning, three UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) – say time is running out to save hundreds of thousands of lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
JEDDAH – The award-winning marketing solutions agency Cheil KSA launched today a social media campaign in the Middle East to support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in building a world with zero hunger.
SANA’A – A ship carrying four mobile cranes purchased by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has arrived in Yemen’s Hodeidah Port to allow faster delivery of relief items for Yemeni families in the grips of the world’s biggest hunger crisis.
ABUJA – In 2017, famine was averted in Northeast Nigeria. Through its civil protection and humanitarian arm, ECHO, the European Commission contributed significantly to this achievement by contributing a total of €20.3 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Of this sum, more than a third – €7.3 million – directly allowed the UN agency to save lives threatened by hunger.