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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Hunger in the news
27 March 2012

Groupon Malaysia Raises Over RM90,000.00 For The World Food Programme To Feed Women And Children In Asia

KUALA LUMPUR – Groupon Malaysia today presented a cheque worth RM 92,320 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) following the recent ‘Groupon for Women’ initiative which was launched on March 8th, International Women’s Day.

Hunger in the news
21 March 2012

Food Security Ministry Unveils Huge Annual Wheat Donation To WFP

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a commitment by the newly created Pakistan Ministry of Food Security and Research (MFSR) to donate annually up to 500,000 metric tons of wheat to WFP to combat malnutrition and improve food security among vulnerable groups across the country.

Hunger in the news
21 March 2012

WFP Launches An Emergency Response For Internally Displaced People In Mali

BAMAKO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today launched an emergency operation in the Gao region of Mali for the country’s internally displaced people.

Hunger in the news
20 March 2012

Sri Lanka Donates Rice To Feed Hungry People In The Horn Of Africa

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed its first ever donation from the Government of Sri Lanka to food operations abroad – a consignment of white rice worth US$4 million for WFP’s programmes in the Horn of Africa.

Hunger in the news
19 March 2012

WFP Scales Up Activities To Address Undernutrition In Cox's Bazar District

DHAKA – WFP is rolling out a new programme to support undernourished women and children in Cox’s Bazar district, where almost 20 percent of children under the age of  five are  undernourished.

Hunger in the news
16 March 2012

World Food Programme Executive Director Josette Sheeran Commends Denmark On 50 Years Of Life-Saving Humanitarian And Development Leadership

COPENHAGEN – On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) commends its bold and innovative leadership on humanitarian and development assistance. Danida has consistently been a leader in ensuring the more efficient and effective use of development aid – not only to save lives, but also to prevent and break the cycle of hunger at its root.

Hunger in the news
15 March 2012

WFP Executive Director Travels To Copenhagen For The 50-Year Anniversary Of Denmark's Development Agency

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, arrives today in Copenhagen, Denmark, to participate in a high-level conference marking the 50-year anniversary of the Danish International Development Agency (Danida). The conference will gather leaders from European Union, governments, international organizations and civil society.

Journalists
14 March 2012

Food Security Survey To Reveal Alarming Levels Of Severe Hunger In Yemen

SANAA – Food insecurity in Yemen has reached alarming levels, with almost five million people unable to produce or buy the food they need, according to the preliminary findings of a survey carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in cooperation with the Yemeni Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and UNICEF.

Hunger in the news
8 March 2012

Marion Caunter Launches Appeal To Support Mother And Child Health And Nutrition In Asia

KUALA LUMPUR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is commemorating International Women’s Day with E! News Asia host and Malaysian celebrity Ms. Marion Caunter by launching a public service announcement to raise funds and support for Mother and Child Health and Nutrition activities in Asia.

Hunger in the news
7 March 2012

Small Donation Will Make A Difference To A Mother And A Child

Groupon Malaysia and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) join hands to support the nutritional needs of mothers and children in Asia

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