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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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ED - E.Cousin
17 January 2012

WFP Welcomes Appointment Of New Executive Director

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the appointment of Ertharin Cousin as its new Executive Director, following confirmation by the office of the UN Secretary General that she would assume the post at the head of the world’s largest humanitarian agency later this year.

Hunger in the news
17 January 2012

Yum! And WFP Bring Fuel-Efficient Cooking And Kitchens To Schools In Timor-Leste

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Yum! Restaurants International are teaming  up with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education to increase the efficiency of school kitchens, which provide daily hot meals to students.

Hunger in the news
12 January 2012

Two Years After The Earthquake Food Security Is Still A High Priority For Haitians

Two years after the Haiti earthquake, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), with the government and partners, has made significant progress to improve food security. A lot remains to be done and each month, WFP continues to provide food assistance to 1.5 million people.

School Meals
8 January 2012

WFP Tajikistan Holds Conference On Future Of School Meals With Tajik Government

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Tajikistan held a policy conference on school meals as a first step for preparing the country to take over ownership of the project which boosts food security and school attendance. 

Hunger in the news
5 January 2012

Freerice.com, Online Game To Feed The Hungry Reaches One Million Players

The world’s largest online hunger-fighting game just hit a historic milestone. Today, Freerice.com reached one million registered players, who together are feeding the world’s hungry through donations of rice to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Journalists
5 January 2012

France Partners With WFP To Join Humanitarian Response Depot Network

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs today signed a partnership agreement to join a network aimed at boosting global emergency preparedness with UN Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD).

3 January 2012

WFP Launches Food Voucher Project In Kabul

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today signed a letter of agreement to support a new cash voucher project in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) in Kabul. The project is designed to help the urban poor cope with high food prices.

3 January 2012

WFP Launches Food Voucher Project In Kabul

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today signed a letter of agreement to support a new cash voucher project in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) in Kabul. The project is designed to help the urban poor cope with high food prices.

3 January 2012

WFP Launches Food Voucher Project In Kabul

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today signed a letter of agreement to support a new cash voucher project in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs, and Disabled (MoLSAMD) in Kabul. The project is designed to help the urban poor cope with high food prices.

ED - J.Sheeran
3 January 2012

WFP Executive Director Assumes Role At World Economic Forum

Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will assume a role as Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the world’s leading platform for engaging corporate and government leaders in solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. 

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