Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed today the safe recovery of two of its Ethiopian staff members.
Desperate hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict.
I would like to congratulate Jose Graziano da Silva on his election as the new Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
KABUL –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is reducing food assistance to millions of Afghans and focusing remaining resources on helping the most vulnerable in areas with the highest levels of food insecurity due to a shortage of funds.
The World Food Programme (WFP) applauds the results of the G20 Agriculture Ministerial, and I want to thank President Sarkozy, Minister Le Maire and the French government for putting the pressing food and nutrition security needs of the most vulnerable high on their G20 agenda.
It is the height of the hunger season in Sudan and the violence that has engulfed South Kordofan is hindering WFP’s efforts to reach hundreds of thousands of people in need of food assistance. As the security situation in South Kordofan state deteriorates, I would like to echo the UN Secretary General’s deep concern about the escalation in the conflict.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered vital food assistance to more than 500,000 people affected by the conflict in Libya. The agency has provided food for civilians in conflict areas, internally displaced people, migrant workers, and vulnerable groups such as widows, orphans and the disabled.
KHARTOUM/KADUGLI – Food assistance from the United Nations World FoodProgramme (WFP) has reached more 26,500 people fleeing fighting in Sudan’s South Kordofan state. Conflict however continues to hinder WFP’s efforts to reach more people uprooted by the violence.
Jakarta – The Government of Indonesia today welcomed Project Laser Beam (PLB), a groundbreaking public-private partnership to end child malnutrition, as a critical initiative to help achieve their goal of ending child hunger and poverty. The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum East Asia, in Jakarta.