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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Hunger in the news
21 December 2012

Crystal Palace Football Club And GAC Team Up With WFP To Shine Light On World Hunger

LONDON – Championship football club, Crystal Palace, is promoting the fight against global hunger this Christmas by carrying the logo of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation on its shirts in a key match on the 22 December. The club's main sponsor, global logistics company GAC, has donated the space on players' shirts - where its logo usually appears - to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). As a result, the WFP logo will be displayed prominently on player’s shirts for the globally televised match against Huddersfield Town. The initiative aims to promote awareness and support for WFP’s vital work on the frontlines of hunger.
Hunger in the news
21 December 2012

WFP To Provide Food To People From Yarmouk Camp In Syria

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will start providing ready-to-eat food to 125,000 vulnerable Palestinians and displaced Syrians caught up in fighting around Yarmouk camp in Damascus.
Hunger in the news
21 December 2012

Good News For Swaziland’s Orphans And Needy Children At Year’s End

MBABANE –As the festive season approaches, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will be celebrating - along with 97,000 orphans and 33,000 other vulnerable children - with the resumption of food distributions to 1,600 Swaziland neighbourhood care points. The service was disrupted earlier this year due to lack of funding.

Hunger in the news
20 December 2012

U.S. Contributes $7.9 Million to the UN World Food Program’s Agriculture and Market Access Programs

The U.S. Mission in Uganda today announced a contribution of $7.9 million toward agriculture and market access activities of the UN World Food Program (WFP). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, will deliver the funding on behalf of the American people. 

Hunger in the news
19 December 2012

WFP Seeks Urgent Assistance For More Than 550,000 Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for urgent funding to continue providing food assistance as planned to more than 550,000 refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in northern Kenya

Hunger in the news
18 December 2012

Mobile Money Helps To Address Food Shortages In Malawi

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has  joined forces  with the Government of Malawi and mobile telecommunications company Airtel to launch an innovative  cash transfer programme to help  more than  100,000 people affected by food shortages in central and southern Malawi.  Funding for the initiative  is being provided by UKAID.

Hunger in the news
18 December 2012

Japan Donates US$7 Million To Help Feed Yemen’s Hungry Poor

SANA’A – The Government of Japan and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a new agreement in Rome that will provide US$7.1 million in emergency food assistance for almost half a million Yemenis. 

Hunger in the news
13 December 2012

WFP Executive Director Visits The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

RIYADH – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, concluded a two-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, her first to the Gulf region since she assumed her position in April.

Hunger in the news
11 December 2012

Exclusive Video Shows Food Reaching Hungry In Northern Mali And Emergency Response To Feed Displaced People

BAMAKO – Recent video and stills photos highlight the plight of conflict-affected people in Mali, West Africa, where the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working to provide food and fight malnutrition.

Hunger in the news
11 December 2012

WFP Appeals For US$21.6 Million To Assist Victims Of Typhoon Bopha

DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for US$21.6 million to provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance as well as logistics support for 400,000 people who have been most affected by Typhoon Bopha in the worst-hit areas of  Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, the CARAGA region, and Lanao del Sur. These funding needs are part of the UN flash appeal announced yesterday in the Philippines, which calls for US$65 million to support emergency shelter, food, water and sanitation activities.

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