Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
VIENTIANE -- Record-breaking sailor and Young Australian of the Year Jessica Watson today announced her support for the United Nations World Food Programme's (WFP) School Meals Programme in Laos, in her role as a Youth Representative for WFP.
ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will visit the Netherlands on 7 September for meetings with government ministers, parliamentarians and private sector partners to discuss further collaboration in the fight against global hunger.
WHAT: To raise awareness and foster a dialogue around the key elements that can advance all disaster preparedness activities through the coordinated, multi-sectoral, ‘’whole-of-society’’ approach used by pandemic planning during the past five years, Towards a Safer World will host a two day global working conference on pandemic preparedness and practical approaches to advance disaster preparedness.
DHAKA – A generous cash donation of US$ 10 million (Tk. 75 Crore) from the Government of Japan will allow WFP to provide food assistance to poor and vulnerable communities which are vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of climate change.
MOMBASA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival in Mombasa of a US$ 1 million shipment of wheat flour from the Russian Federation to support thousands of drought-affected people in the Horn of Africa.
YOKOHAMA - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed this week a donation package of some JPY 2.3 billion from the Government of Japan. The contribution will provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to the most vulnerable people in six different countries.
PARIS – A ship chartered by France, transporting 381 metric tons of food for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) operations in the Horn of Africa, is scheduled to depart tomorrow from the port of Toulon, France for Djibouti, which it should reach in around 12 days.
The delivery of food assistance to millions of hungry people in Somalia presents one of the most complex and dangerous challenges that humanitarian agencies face anywhere in the world. All the humanitarian agencies working in this environment face risks. There are risks to the safety of their staff, risks to their property, and risks to commodities being moved into the country– whether they are food, medicines, equipment or shelter material.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing logistical support for the humanitarian relief effort in Libya, sending food and other urgent supplies including water, medicine and fuel to Tripoli. WFP is also scaling up food assistance to meet the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced people in Tripoli, the coastal areas and the Nafusa Mountain Region.
KIGALI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that due to a shortage of funds, the WFP operation in Rwanda will need to reduce food rations for 54,000 Congolese refugees by half from 1 September.