Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The United Nations World Food Programme thanked the Government of Japan today for a donation of US$6.3 million towards livelihood support programmes in the Karamoja region.
As further heavy rains threaten flood-affected areas of southern Sindh, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up life-saving food assistance to affected people. Poor weather conditions are complicating the delivery of essential relief assistance, as many roads are submerged.
In the framework of the French Presidency of the G20, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Territorial Management, met with Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday.