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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Journalists
30 January 2010

WFP Begins Major Scale-Up Of Food Assistance In Haiti

"This distribution system will not only allow us to reach more people, it will give us the qualitative step we need to facilitate the delivery of all kinds of humanitarian assistance in the weeks and months to come. The 16 fixed sites are an important step towards food stability." WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran
24 January 2010

Princess Haya Returns From Dubai Airlift to Haiti

Stranded Jordanians, Palestinians, and Syrians brought back home from Port-au-Prince.
Statement
23 January 2010

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on Scale Up of Relief Operation in Haiti

Words cannot describe the devastation that has been wrought on Haiti by the January 12 earthquake. Parts of the capital Port-au-Prince look worse than many war zones. After two days in the city, I have seen the depth of grief and the massive needs the quake has left in its wake.
Nutrition
21 January 2010

WFP Thanks Japan for Support to Improve Mother and Child Nutrition

DILI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanked the Government of Japan on Thursday for its generous donation of Japanese Yen 220,000,000 (US$ 2.4 million) to support mother and child nutrition programmes in Timor-Leste.
Responding to Emergencies
20 January 2010

WFP Executive Director Travels to Haiti Earthquake Zone

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Thursday to assess the situation on the ground following last week’s devastating earthquake.
Responding to Emergencies
18 January 2010

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on humanitarian response to Haiti quake

In the week since the earthquake struck Haiti, more than 250,000 ready-to-eat food rations have been distributed by the United Nations World Food Programme and the U.S. military. WFP is streaming humanitarian assistance into Haiti, opening up air, sea and land corridors, and rehabilitating emergency telecommunications systems for the entire humanitarian community
Responding to Emergencies
18 January 2010

WFP: Massive Humanitarian Response to Haiti Earthquake - Teleconference With WFP Executive Director

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will host a global teleconference today, Monday, at 15:00 GMT (16:00 Rome time) to brief media about WFP’s humanitarian response to assist the millions of Haitians whose lives have been devastated by last week’s earthquake.
Responding to Emergencies
16 January 2010

Haiti Earthquake: WFP Operational Update - Jan 15

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for US$279 million to feed 2 million people and provide logistical support for a 6-month Emergency Operation in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Journalists
13 January 2010

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on devastating earthquake in Haiti

The World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply saddened by the loss of life and widespread destruction in Haiti and we are mobilising all available resources to provide urgently needed food assistance as part of a swift and coordinated recovery effort.
School Meals
12 January 2010

WFP Appoints Tunisian Film Star Hend Sabry Ambassador Against Hunger

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appointed Tunisian film star Hend Sabry as an “Ambassador against Hunger.” The young actress will support WFP in its fight against hunger in developing countries around the world, especially in the Middle East region.

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