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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Cash and Vouchers
18 October 2011

Assessing Mobile Banking Services And Opportunities For Rural Zambians

The World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are conducting a joint assessment of mobile banking services and products for migrant agricultural workers in Zambia.  It is expected that better management of household finances will contribute towards increasing household food security and help reduce risk and vulnerability to HIV.

18 October 2011

Food Assistance Builds Bridge Between Hunger And Hope As Millions Mark World Food Day

The World Food Programme (WFP) today marks World Food Day by highlighting the vital role that food assistance plays during humanitarian crises, supporting recovery in the immediate aftermath of disasters, and building the resilience that is necessary to ensure food security.

Hunger in the news
18 October 2011

WFP Welcomes Saudi Arabian Donation Of More Than US$ 900,000

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a Saudi donation of 275 metric tons of dates valued at more than US$ 900,000 to provide meals to school children in Ethiopia.

Hunger in the news
17 October 2011

WFP Launches New Food Security Monitoring System In Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will launch a Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) using mobile phone technology to gather information in all eight regions of Guinea-Bissau. 

Hunger in the news
14 October 2011

WFP Operational Update Over One Million Reached As WFP Ramps Up Distributions to Victims Of Sindh Floods

WFP and its partners are continuing a rapid scale up of deliveries to the worst affected areas of Sindh, working double shifts to ensure food is moving swiftly out of warehouses and to distribution points as it scales up deliveries in the effort to reach 2.5 million flood-affected people in Pakistan in the coming weeks.

Hunger in the news
14 October 2011

"Feed A Child, Feed A Dream" WFP Message On World Food Day

To mark this year’s World Food Day, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will connect the lives and dreams of hungry children in developing countries with activists and supporters who are in a position to help them, through a new online platform.

Hunger in the news
14 October 2011

WFP And LG Electronics Fight Hunger One TV At A Time

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and LG Electronics (LG) is unveiling a bold innovation in the global fight against hunger that takes advantage of the latest in digital technology.

Hunger in the news
12 October 2011

More Yemenis Slip Into Hunger As The Country Faces A Serious Humanitarian Situation

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that the deteriorating food security in Yemen caused by rising food prices, severe fuel shortages and political instability, is severely straining peoples’ ability to feed their families.

Contributions to WFP
12 October 2011

Chinese Donation Supports WFP Food Distribution To Hungry Somalis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today began the distribution of food assistance to hungry families in Somalia. The food was purchased using a US$16 million donation from China – the country’s largest single donation to WFP humanitarian operations.

Hunger in the news
12 October 2011

Football Quarterback Drew Brees Teams Up With WFP As First US National Ambassador Against Hunger, Appeals For Support For Horn Of Africa Crisis

You’ve seen him save the game on the field. Now he’s helping save lives in the Horn of Africa.

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