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Journalists
20 October 2009

WFP Executive Director Travels To Philippines To Visit Flood-Affected Regions

ROME -- The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will arrive in the Philippines on Wednesday, 21 October, to witness at first hand the huge impact of the catastrophic floods that have affected more than 7 million people.
Aid professionals
19 October 2009

Statement By WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, On EU Support For Fight Against Hunger

Despite much progress, recent food, financial and weather crises have triggered an unrelenting growth in hunger around the globe.  Today, a record one billion people – mostly women and children – go to bed ...
ED - J.Sheeran
16 October 2009

Statement By WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, On American Support For Fight Against Hunger

As we mark World Food Day, we see no respite from the challenge the world faces to address urgent hunger needs. Natural disasters, wars, economic fluctuations, and the continuing impact of high food prices all make hunger an ...
Hunger Bytes
16 October 2009

Take Two! WFP Bites Back on World Food Day

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) calls on students, aspiring film-makers and professionals around the world to get creative about world hunger through its international video competition “hunger ...
Students And Teachers
16 October 2009

World Food Day Is No Food Day For More Than A Billion Of World's Hungry

ROME -- As the number of hungry people shoots past record levels, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called on the world to remember the more than one billion urgently hungry people with inadequate access to ...
WFP Ambassadors
14 October 2009

WFP Names First Chinese Ambassador To Celebrate 30th Anniversary

BEIJING -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) celebrated 30 years of cooperation with China by appointing the legendary Olympic gymnast, Li Ning its first ever Chinese Ambassador Against Hunger at a ceremony in ...
Food Security Analysis
14 October 2009

Economic Crisis Is Devastating For World's Hungry

The sharp spike in hunger triggered by the global economic crisis has hit the poorest people in developing countries hardest, revealing a fragile world food system in urgent need of reform, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Statement
6 October 2009

Statement On Number Of Casualties In Attack On WFP Offices In Islamabad, Pakistan

Five people working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have now been confirmed dead after what local police are describing as a suicide bomb attack at the offices of WFP in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. The ...
Responding to Emergencies
6 October 2009

Update - Statement On Explosion At WFP Offices In Islamabad, Pakistan

Four people working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have been confirmed dead after what local police are describing as a suicide bomb attack at the offices of WFP in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. ...
Responding to Emergencies
6 October 2009

Statement On Explosion At WFP Offices In Islamabad, Pakistan

There has been an explosion at the offices of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.  The explosion took place in the early afternoon local time.  Three WFP staff members ...

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