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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Hunger in the news
21 November 2011

WFP Outlines Plan To Fight Undernutrition in Lao PDR Over Next Four Years

Nutrition is at the heart of the new Country Programme for Lao PDR approved by the Executive Board of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in November 2011.

Hunger in the news
17 November 2011

Kuwait Donates US$250,000 To Help WFP Continue To Save Lives In Somalia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a Kuwaiti contribution of US$250,000 to support ongoing operations in Somalia, where famine has struck six areas, driving thousands to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

Hunger in the news
17 November 2011

Venus Raj Joins WFP, Pizza Hut And Taco Bell To Turn Hunger Into Hope

Fourth Runner-up Miss Universe 2010 Venus Raj is joining WFP and Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief campaign, the world’s largest private sector fundraising effort to help alleviate hunger and under-nutrition.

Hunger in the news
15 November 2011

WFP Donations Support Post-Harvest And Food Production Activities

More than 900 households in 22 villages across northern Sri Lanka have today received rice paddy storage units, parboiling vessels and rice flour mills from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support post-harvest stock management and food processing activities.

Hunger in the news
10 November 2011

Lifeline Foundation Extends Generous Support To WFP Operations In The Horn Of Africa

Filipino solidarity with victims of hunger and famine was on show today as Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc.  joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support hungry people affected by the triple threat of drought, high food prices and conflict in the Horn of Africa.

Hunger in the news
7 November 2011

Brazil And WFP Launch The Centre Of Excellence Against Hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Brazil launched today the Centre of Excellence Against Hunger, which aims to help countries improve, expand, and eventually run their own national school meal programmes to advance the nutrition, education and food security of school children.

Hunger in the news
4 November 2011

WFP Welcomes G20 Summit Action On Food Security, Hunger And Humanitarian Food Supply

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today congratulated G20 leaders gathered at the summit in Cannes, for taking concrete and critical actions to ensure the flow of food assistance to vulnerable people hit by high food prices, hunger and humanitarian crises.  The G20 agreed that humanitarian food purchased by WFP will not be subject to export restrictions or extraordinary taxes.

Climate Change
4 November 2011

WFP Steps Up Emergency Response To Flood Victims In Cambodia

“Cambodia’s worst floods in more than a decade have forced people from their homes and destroyed their crops. Now, with the price of rice on the rise, the poorest households face the prospect of not having enough to eat. Food support is needed now, and will be needed in the months ahead, as people recover from this disaster.”
WFP Cambodia Country Director, Jean-Pierre de Margerie
 

Hunger in the news
4 November 2011

World Food Programme Executive Director Visits Brazil To Launch Centre Of Excellence Against Hunger

Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme  (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, will make an official visit to Brazil on Monday 7 November 2011.

Hunger in the news
3 November 2011

Donation From Japan Helps WFP Provide Life-Saving Assistance In 6 Countries

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a JPY 2.31 billion (US$30 million) donation package from the government of Japan.  The contribution will provide urgently needed life-saving food and nutritional assistance to the most vulnerable people in four countries in the Horn of Africa - Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti - and Sudan and South Sudan.

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