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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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22 February 2008

WFP to feed 200,000 vulnerable people affected by food emergency in Tajikistan

The United Nations World Food Programme said today it was appealing for an extra US$8.3 million to help feed hundreds of thousands of people in Tajikistan suffering from food shortages amid soaring food and fuel prices, in the coldest winter the country has seen for three decades and an unprecedented energy crisis.
18 February 2008

Emergency hub in Ecuador airlifts food to flood victims in Bolivia

The World Food Programme has airlifted a first tranche of emergency food assistance from its new humanitarian emergency hub in Ecuador to assist thousands of families affected by floods in Bolivia as a result of “La Niña” weather phenomenon.
15 February 2008

WFP launches Cambodia Food Security Atlas - a critical tool against hunger

The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched an updated, on-line food-security map of Cambodia, identifying areas of vulnerability and showing where improvement has taken place and where more intervention is needed.
14 February 2008

Colombian Government and WFP to launch US$157 million operation to assist displaced in Colombia

WFP and the Colombian Government have agreed to implement a US$157-million joint operation to provide food and other humanitarian assistance to more than 530,000 displaced people annually in the country over the next three years.
14 February 2008

Former WFP school feeding beneficiary in women's team to climb everest

A former beneficiary of the United Nations World Food Programme’s school feeding programme is to join the largest team of all-Nepali women to climb Mt Everest this spring.

13 February 2008

"Global partners for emergency communications"

The World Food Programme (WFP), The Vodafone Group Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation announced today a ground-breaking ‘global partnership for emergency communications’.
7 February 2008

WFP scales up Haiti operation to reach 2.3 million beneficiaries

WFP is rapidly expanding operations in Haiti, reaching more hungry people thanks to a US$23 million allocation from funds raised through the organisation’s high food price appeal.
6 February 2008

United to end child hunger across the world

Thousands of children took to the streets yesterday, together with caring citizens, in a worldwide walk to raise awareness about child hunger.
3 February 2008

US students join forces with WFP to fight hunger

University students from across the United States will be rallying to focus on one of the biggest challenges of our time: hunger.
2 February 2008

French naval escorts assure WFP food supplies to Somalia; Denmark takes over

The World Food Programme today hailed the French navy for protecting WFP food ships from pirate attacks in Somalia, and thanked Denmark for taking over the operation to ensure critical escorts continue for the next two months.

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