Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
KUPANG, NUSA TENGGARA TIMUR (NTT) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Indonesia today concluded a two-day conference in Kupang designed to spearhead the drive for improved nutrition across the country.
Copenhagen/Oslo – Responding to the continuing challenges in Niger and the Sahel, the Government of Norway has announced an additional contribution of NOK 25 million to the United Nations World Food Programme’s activities in Niger.
PARIS – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, starts a two-day visit to Paris today. On her first official trip to France since becoming Executive Director last year, Cousin will meet with the Minister for Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll and Minister for Development Pascal Canfin. She will also meet Paul Jean Ortiz, Diplomatic Advisor to President François Hollande and other high-level officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to thank them for France’s unwavering efforts alongside WFP in the fight against hunger.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a contribution of US$40 million from the government of Kuwait to provide assistance to Syrians in acute need.
KUALA LUMPUR – Groupon in the Asia-Pacific region donates on behalf of its subscribers over USD72,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), following the conclusion of a fundraising campaign for WFP School Meals activities in Asia.
ACCRA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has bought maize worth US$300,000 (GH¢580,000) from smallholder farmers in Ghana’s Ejura Sekyedumasi district. This represents WFP’s first Delivery at Place order in the country, which requires farmers themselves to transport food to the end destinations.
ANKARA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) expanded today its food assistance programme into four new camps in Turkey doubling the number of Syrians that it now supports in Turkish camps to 80,000 people.
BAMAKO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is urgently working with partner organizations to reach families in northern Mali whose access to food has been reduced by the on-going conflict and is expected to worsen with the oncoming lean season, from April to June.
DAVAO CITY – As the Philippine Government scales up its early recovery efforts for communities affected by Typhoon Pablo (international name “Bopha”), support from the Government of Japan – through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – will help sustain the Philippine Government’s on-going Typhoon Pablo operations.