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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
8 February 2012

High Levels Of Food Insecurity In South Sudan

FAO-WFP report says poor harvests, price hikes, conflict and displacement worsen hunger

Contributions to WFP
8 February 2012

WFP Receives Generous Donation From Pizza Hut & Taco Bell For Sendong Survivors And Programmes In Mindanao

Through the Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief campaign, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in the Philippines have contributed Php 6.1 million (US$144,000) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its activities in Mindanao. The donation will support the on-going relief and early recovery operation for victims of Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) and school meals programme in conflict-affected areas of central Mindanao.

Cash and Vouchers
7 February 2012

WFP Rolls Out Voucher Assistance In Benghazi To Support Families And Local Business

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a food voucher scheme to help address food security among the most vulnerable households in Benghazi and boost the local economy and small businesses.

Contributions to WFP
7 February 2012

Bangladesh: United Kingdom Answers Call For Support To Flood Victims in Satkhira

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed US$ 679,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), enabling much-needed support to 30,000 vulnerable families most affected by the recent floods and water-logging in Satkhira district. 

Hunger in the news
7 February 2012

Emergency Simulation Boosts Philippine Disaster Preparedness And Response

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has hosted a large-scale simulation exercise, using the latest technology for recreating realistic scenarios, as part of its support for improving disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines.

Hunger in the news
1 February 2012

WFP Launches World Freerice Week To Fight Hunger Through The Power Of Social Media

The theory of “Six Degrees of Separation” says that every person in the world is connected to every other person in the world through, at most, six other people. Through its online hunger-fighting game Freerice.com, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is encouraging Freerice players to use these connections to bring food to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Hunger in the news
1 February 2012

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran Welcomes Sentencing Action For Murder Of WFP Staff Member In Kenya

All of us at the World Food Programme welcome the decision by the Nakuru High Court in Kenya this week to sentence five men to 56 years in prison each for the 2008 murder of our WFP colleague Silence Chirara.

Hunger in the news
1 February 2012

Sami Yusuf Calls On The World To Remember And Support The Horn Of Africa

Internationally acclaimed artist Sami Yusuf appealed today to the media and donors not to forget the people of the Horn of Africa crisis facing hunger and, in some areas, the continuing impact of the worst drought in 60 years.

Hunger in the news
31 January 2012

WFP Responds To Growing Needs Among Tens Of Thousands Affected By Conflict In South Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has scaled up food assistance to reach 80,000 people affected by the recent escalation of inter-communal violence in Jonglei State, in the eastern part of South Sudan.

Nutrition
27 January 2012

WFP - Investing In Indonesia's Future By Fighting Under- Nutrition

Marking 2012 National Nutrition Day of Indonesia, WFP in Indonesia is highlighting its partnership with the Government in the fight against under-nutrition.

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