Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
New York/Rome, 27 September 2012 – UN Women and the three Rome-based United Nations agencies working on food and agriculture today launched a joint programme to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun food distributions to tens of thousands of people affected by monsoon floods in Sindh province, with plans to gear up operations to reach the most severely affected areas of Balochistan.
DUBAI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) closed its Ramadan fundraising and awareness campaign with enough online donations – when matched by the Rotary Club of Dubai – to provide 400,000 school meals to underprivileged school children.
KINSHASA – The World Food Programme (WFP) expresses concern about the dramatic increase of displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are in dire need of humanitarian support, including food assistance.
ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Ethiopia has expressed its gratitude to the Ethiopian authorities in facilitating airdrops of badly needed food to refugee camps in South Sudan.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today providing journalists and the online public with a unique opportunity to hear the latest on food relief operations in Syria from a senior staff member who has spent the last five days in Homs, Yabroud and Damascus.
BANJUL – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) received a donation of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of Brazil towards its emergency operations in the Gambia.
JERUSALEM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is transporting more than one million date bars produced in the Gaza Strip to the West Bank; the second batch of locally produced school snacks to be sent by WFP from the impoverished strip.
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today started the distribution of wheat flour from a Pakistan Government contribution of 50,000 metric tons of wheat, valued at US$16 million, to people displaced by law and order operations in the northwest of the country.
THE HAGUE –The close collaboration between the Netherlands and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was reaffirmed today during meetings between WFP’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and Dutch partners across all areas: government, civil society and the private sector.