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22 January 2015

Princess Haya To Receive WFP Hunger Hero Award In Davos

DAVOS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is honouring Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein with the 2015 Hunger Hero Award at the World Leaders Dinner later today at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

21 January 2015

Japan Helps Provide School Meals For 862,000 Children In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution from the Government of Japan to support its emergency operations in Sudan.

Statement
20 January 2015

WFP's Message To Business On The Eve Of Davos: "Investments In Zero Hunger Are Fundamental To Business Success"

Statement by Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme

Many companies already recognize and understand the critical link between ending hunger and promoting economic and commercial success, but much more needs to be done. As global business leaders gather in Davos, we will actively push for even greater corporate investment in lifesaving programmes and innovative solutions to meeting the goal of eradicating hunger and poverty around the world.

Responding to Emergencies
16 January 2015

UN World Food Programme Mobilizing In Malawi Flood Disaster

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is gearing up its response to the disaster declared by the President of Malawi in flood-affected districts of the country. Working with the Government and with other humanitarian partners, WFP is moving to flooded areas stocks of food from its regular programmes that will be replenished once the crisis is over.

WFP Ambassadors
15 January 2015

WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Hend Sabry Launches A Donation Campaign To Help Fight Hunger

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Hend Sabry, today launched a campaign to raise money that will benefit the UN food agency in its efforts to feed the most vulnerable people in the Arab world. Sabry is auctioning a traditional Bedouin dress that she wore while filming her latest film “El Gezira 1.” A video featuring the challenge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ePGrt60fLM) has been posted on social media. The dress will go to the person who makes the highest donation through the WFP website wfp.org/donate.

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Responding to Emergencies
9 January 2015

Five Years After Major Quake, WFP And The Haitian People Are Building A Stronger Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Five years after a catastrophic earthquake killed 200,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Haiti are working to build a more resilient community to better withstand future disasters. 

 

 

7 January 2015

UNICEF and WFP Partner To Help Vulnerable Syrian Families In Za’atari And Azraq Camps Protect Their Children Against The Winter Cold

AMMAN, 7 January 2015 – As Jordan braces for a winter storm in the next few days, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a winter cash assistance programme to provide 41,000 vulnerable Syrian refugee children under the age of 14 in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps with 14 Jordanian Dinars (JOD) each, to allow their families to get them winter clothes.

7 January 2015

WFP’s Productive Safety Nets For Families In Drought And Flood-Stricken Areas Of Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun projects to improve livelihoods and reduce communities’ susceptibility to disasters in Tharparkar, Sanghar and Mirpurkhas districts of Sindh, thanks to a grant of US$2.78 million from the government of Australia. Around 13,200 families will receive cash payments for participation in disaster risk reduction activities.

30 December 2014

Government Donors Enable WFP To Resume Full Rations For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January, thanks to new donor contributions.

29 December 2014

WFP Hails Re-Opening Of River Corridor To Supply Vital Food Assistance In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the first delivery in years of food assistance to South Sudan using Nile River transport from Sudan.

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