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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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School Meals
23 March 2011

Healthy Food At School - The Lao Way

VIENTIANE – For the first time in Lao PDR, close to 1,000 primary school children will receive a healthy and balanced school lunch prepared from foods bought at their local market.  Their village schools are the first to participate in a new Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) project implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Lao PDR. The pilot is generously supported by the Australian Government, who made funding available to conduct a baseline survey, support programme design and produce training materials.

Logistics
22 March 2011

WFP Steps Up Food Assistance On Libyan Borders, Moves In Supplies

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up provision of food to hungry people crossing Libya’s borders, while airlifting and pre-positioning portable warehouses and office equipment as part of regional contingency plans.

Responding to Emergencies
22 March 2011

WFP Logistic Expertise Supports Relief to Japan Quake Victims

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a logistics operation to support the Government of Japan’s delivery of relief items to victims of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

WFP Ambassadors
17 March 2011

Jang Dong Gun Makes Major Donation To WFP Response In Japan

SEOUL – Actor Jang Dong Gun, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger in the Republic of Korea, has shown his solidarity with the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami crisis with a generous donation of 200 million Korean won (about US$180,000) to the WFP relief effort.

17 March 2011

WFP Steps Up Operation To Provide Nourishing Meals On The Tunisian - Libyan Border

RAS JEDIR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up assistance to people fleeing the violence in Libya with the provision of more than 15,000 daily hot meals cooked in a transit camp along the Libyan Tunisian border.

WFP Ambassadors
16 March 2011

George Stroumboulopoulos: WFP's First Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger

TORONTO - George Stroumboulopoulos was named “Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger” on Tuesday for the world’s biggest humanitarian agency, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Logistics
14 March 2011

WFP Lays Foundation Stone Of Humanitarian Logistics Base In Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – A ceremony was held today to lay the foundation stone of a new United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Humanitarian Logistics Base on 40,000 square meters of land made available to WFP by the Government of Djibouti.

ED - J.Sheeran
12 March 2011

Statement By WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran On Japanese Earthquake

When nature strikes with such force, the world has to come together. I would like to express my deepest compassion and heartfelt solidarity with the Government and people of Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Responding to Emergencies
11 March 2011

WFP Scales Up Operations In Response To Escalating Crisis In Côte d’Ivoire And Liberia

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will scale up its operations to provide food to escalating numbers of people fleeing from violence in Côte d’Ivoire.

ED - J.Sheeran
9 March 2011

World Food Programme Executive Director Visits France For Talks On The Impact Of Food Price Volatility

PARIS – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, is in Paris from March 9 to 10 for meetings with French government ministers to discuss collaboration on the G-20 priorities on food price volatility.

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