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3 January 2012

WFP Launches Food Voucher Project In Kabul

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today signed a letter of agreement to support a new cash voucher project in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) in Kabul. The project is designed to help the urban poor cope with high food prices.

3 January 2012

WFP Launches Food Voucher Project In Kabul

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today signed a letter of agreement to support a new cash voucher project in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs, and Disabled (MoLSAMD) in Kabul. The project is designed to help the urban poor cope with high food prices.

ED - J.Sheeran
3 January 2012

WFP Executive Director Assumes Role At World Economic Forum

Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will assume a role as Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the world’s leading platform for engaging corporate and government leaders in solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. 

3 January 2012

Bangladesh: WFP Launches New Five-Year Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new five-year Country Programme designed to strengthen and support the Government of Bangladesh’s nutrition and social safety net efforts

Journalists
23 December 2011

WFP Condemns Killing Of Two Staff Members And Partner In Central Somalia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today confirmed the deaths of two staff members and a colleague working for a cooperating partner organisation in Somalia, in an incident that illustrates the risks that humanitarian workers can face while working in one of the world’s most difficult and dangerous environments.

Journalists
21 December 2011

Sami Yusuf Supports WFP In The Horn Of Africa With "Forgotten Promises”

Multi-talented recording artist Sami Yusuf has released his new single “Forgotten Promises” to help the UN World Food Programme (WFP) provide assistance to millions of drought-affected people in the Horn of Africa.

Contributions to WFP
21 December 2011

WFP Tajikistan Welcomes US$6 Million Donation from Russia

“This donation comes at a time when the resilience of the most vulnerable families will be once again tested by a resurgence of high prices for staple foods,” said WFP Country Director Alzira Ferreira. “This generous contribution will help WFP strengthen its social protection programmes to mitigate the impact of high food prices on the poorest families and help them through the harsh winter months.”

Journalists
20 December 2011

WFP Supports The Government Of The Philippines Response To Tropical Storm Washi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing urgently needed food, supplies and logistics support to boost the Philippine government’s emergency response to help thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Washi, which battered Northern Mindanao over the weekend.

Journalists
16 December 2011

WFP And Ministry Of Education Engage In Stregthening Capacity Of Liberia's School Feeding Programme

“We are donating these items in preparation for the gradual handover of the school meals programme to the Ministry of Education,” said WFP Liberia Country Director Getachew Diriba at the handover ceremony held at the Ministry and attended by Minister of Education Dr. E. Othelo Gongar.

WFP Ambassadors
15 December 2011

Singer Sami Yusuf And WFP Join In Support For Drought-Stricken Horn Of Africa

Renowned recording artist Sami Yusuf is to donate the proceeds of a new single to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in support of humanitarian operations in the drought-hit Horn of Africa.

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