Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
The fight against malnutrition in Lao PDR has taken a significant step forward with the roll out of a new nutrition training course to boost the number of professionals equipped with key knowledge and skills, and enable them to pass these on to their peers.
The Government is Brazil is providing $2 375 000 for a new local food purchase programme to be set up by FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) to benefit farmers and vulnerable populations in five African countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal.
Leaders from United Nations agencies and representatives of affected governments and major donors today called for an urgent scale-up of humanitarian, rehabilitation and development assistance to respond to rising levels of hunger in the Sahel region, caused by the combined effects of drought, high food prices, displacement and conflict.
Joint statement by United Nations agencies, the European Commission and USAID on the deteriorating situation in the Sahel.
The European Commission and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will scale up joint efforts to fight hunger among the most vulnerable in the Sahel – especially women and children – with €30 million in humanitarian assistance.
The UN World Food Programme is hosting a meeting of heads of humanitarian agencies and donor governments on Wednesday 15 February to address the urgent need for a scaling up of humanitarian assistance in the Sahel, where drought and food shortages are causing hunger and threatening lives
FAO-WFP report says poor harvests, price hikes, conflict and displacement worsen hunger
Through the Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief campaign, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in the Philippines have contributed Php 6.1 million (US$144,000) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its activities in Mindanao. The donation will support the on-going relief and early recovery operation for victims of Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) and school meals programme in conflict-affected areas of central Mindanao.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a food voucher scheme to help address food security among the most vulnerable households in Benghazi and boost the local economy and small businesses.
The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed US$ 679,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), enabling much-needed support to 30,000 vulnerable families most affected by the recent floods and water-logging in Satkhira district.