Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
DAVOS – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today issued the following statement in support of the One Billion Coalition for Resilience (1BC) initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Convened by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), 1BC is an initiative to mobilize resources and efforts in order to build resilience on a global scale.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – Three months after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in Grande-Anse and Sud - the most affected areas - has declined steadily from approximately 1 million to 400,000, a recent assessment shows.
DAVOS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard, in recognition of outstanding contributions towards achieving Zero Hunger.
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ROME– The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos Switzerland from today.
DAVOS – While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country.
ROME/DAVOS – A simple bowl of food in Malawi costs much more than in Davos when you measure the cost of the meal as a percentage of a person’s average daily income.
BISHKEK – The Government of Japan has contributed US$500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to empower rural women and benefit more than 2,500 households in the Kyrgyz Republic.