Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed its first contribution from the Chechen Ahmat Kadyrov Charity Foundation of the Russian Federation. This contribution of over US$204,000 (3.6 million Ethiopian Birr) will help WFP to provide food assistance to Somali refugees in Southern Ethiopia.
SYDNEY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new AUS$25 million contribution to fighting hunger worldwide, announced during the first official visit to Australia by the agency’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin.
NYALA - After 86 days in captivity in the South Darfur region of Sudan, British aid worker Patrick Noonan, who was working for the UN World Food Programme (WFP), has been released and is looking forward to seeing his family.
TOKYO – On her first trip to Japan as the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin this week welcomed the continued commitment by Japan – including the Japanese government, business, non-governmental organizations and citizens – to the fight against hunger.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will host a Google “Hangout” from the frontlines of the hunger crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa on Wednesday 30 May at 15.00 NYC / 20.00 London.
Manila – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received a US$3.75 million (approximately PhP 160 million) grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which will be used to expand WFP’s disaster preparedness and response programme in the Philippines.
GABORONE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) signed a landmark agreement yesterday to work together to improve food and nutrition security in southern Africa. While most of SADC’s 15 member countries are experiencing significant economic growth, the region is suffering high levels of child under-nutrition, a devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic, and deep vulnerability to food and nutrition insecurity that is compounded by climactic and market shocks.
ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, travels this week to two of the agency’s leading donors and supporters.
NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a donation of 3 270 metric tons of rice and 60 metric tons of vegetable oil, worth almost US$5 million, from the United State’s Office of Food for Peace to feed Malians seeking refuge in Mauritania.
ROME/GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a regional emergency operation alongside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to the specific food needs of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled conflict in Mali and crossed the border into neighbouring countries.