Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
BEIRUT – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, completed a visit to Lebanon today on the first stop of a three-day regional trip to see the increasing humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries.
Havana – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that will provide immediate assistance to people affected by Hurricane Sandy in Cuba.
CAIRO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) signed a second partnership agreement with Vodafone Egypt Foundation to support thousands of people through WFP’s school meals programme in the Upper Egypt.
ROME/CAIRO – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will be in Lebanon and Jordan from 6-9 November to meet Syrian refugees and see the increasing humanitarian needs first hand. Cousin will meet senior government officials in both countries and visit WFP food distributions in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon and in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
MANILA – Following the recent historic peace framework agreement, the European Union (EU) has provided PhP312 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to boost the livelihood recovery of 50,000 families or 300,000 persons displaced by the past conflict in Mindanao.
MANILA – As part of this year’s World Food Day celebrations, Unilever Philippines has again renewed its commitment to help improve the health and well-being of Filipino children by donating Php6 million to support the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) school feeding programme in remote and conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) honour World Food Day by reaffirming their dedication to work with communities, development agencies, and the private sector to end hunger in our lifetime. Tomorrow, a commemoration ceremony will take place at Nharira Growth Point to raise awareness and understanding of ways to fight hunger in Zimbabwe.
World Food Day Observed In 150 Countries
16 October 2012, Rome - Agricultural cooperatives, already enriching millions of small-scale farmers, could expand and make an even greater contribution against poverty and hunger, if they were given the right support by governments, civil society and academia.
KAMPALA – In a dramatic turnaround, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced it will begin buying food grown by small-scale farmers in Acholi, a region where as recently as two years ago many people relied on WFP food assistance.