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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Hunger in the news
28 September 2011

Freerice In Français Or Italiano: Have Fun, Improve Your Vocabulary And Feed A Hungry Child!

Do you know the meaning of the French words: “argent-vif”, “banban” and “argousin”?  And even if you guessed that “pastasciutta” and “stracotta” have something to do with Italian cooking – would you know exactly what they mean?

Hunger in the news
22 September 2011

Urgent Call For United Action On Hunger

With over 12 million still affected by the Horn of Africa drought, four of the world’s leading food security, development and humanitarian aid organizations are jointly calling for urgent action on hunger and malnutrition.

Responding to Emergencies
22 September 2011

WFP Provides Assistance To Sheltered Families In Santa Rosa

The United Nations World Food Programme in Guatemala responded immediately to the needs of the population affected by the recent earthquakes in the Santa Rosa region.

Hunger in the news
21 September 2011

PepsiCo, World Food Programme And USAID Partner To Increase Food Production And Address Malnutrition In Ethiopia

PepsiCo, Inc., the PepsiCo Foundation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a groundbreaking public-private partnership to dramatically increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia. The initiative, called Enterprise EthioPEA, is being unveiled today by the partners at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City.

Contributions to WFP
21 September 2011

Arrival of EU Food Boosts WFP Food Distributions In DPRK

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun the distribution of food funded by an 8.5 million euros donation from ECHO – the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office – for its emergency operation to reach mainly young children and women threatened by rising malnutrition in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Contributions to WFP
20 September 2011

With US Support, WFP Assists Flood Victims In Khammuane

Today, U.S. Ambassador to the Lao PDR H.E. Ms Karen B. Stewart and Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Lao PDR Ms Eri Kudo visited flood-stricken Khammuane Province to meet with provincial officials and observe the distribution of U.S. - funded food assistance to families affected by recent severe flooding.

Responding to Emergencies
20 September 2011

Food Security Remains Top Priority In UN Flash Appeal For Pakistan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly scaling up its life-saving food distributions in the flood-hit areas of southern Pakistan to reach 500,000 people this month with general food rations and highly fortified, locally-produced foods designed to tackle undernutrition in young children.

Hunger in the news
20 September 2011

WFP Convoys Reach Stranded Populations As Access Increases In Libya

As humanitarian access increases in Libya, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has dispatched food assistance to the south of the country and to people who have fled heavy fighting in the town of Bani Walid. Since the crisis began, WFP has distributed, through its partners, food assistance to 800,000 people in Libya.

Logistics
19 September 2011

Scaling Up Innovative Climate Change Adaptation And Insurance Solutions In Senegal

The World Food Programme and the United States Agency for International Development join together with Oxfam America and Swiss Re in a public private partnership to help the rural poor to protect their crops and livelihoods from climate variability.

Contributions to WFP
19 September 2011

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates To WFP Mauritania To Boost Nutrition During Lean Season

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today received a Saudi donation of 202 metric tons of dates worth more than US$ 285, 000 to feed hungry families in Mauritania.

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