Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a Kuwaiti contribution of US$250,000 to support ongoing operations in Somalia, where famine has struck six areas, driving thousands to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
Fourth Runner-up Miss Universe 2010 Venus Raj is joining WFP and Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief campaign, the world’s largest private sector fundraising effort to help alleviate hunger and under-nutrition.
More than 900 households in 22 villages across northern Sri Lanka have today received rice paddy storage units, parboiling vessels and rice flour mills from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support post-harvest stock management and food processing activities.
Filipino solidarity with victims of hunger and famine was on show today as Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc. joined the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support hungry people affected by the triple threat of drought, high food prices and conflict in the Horn of Africa.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Brazil launched today the Centre of Excellence Against Hunger, which aims to help countries improve, expand, and eventually run their own national school meal programmes to advance the nutrition, education and food security of school children.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today congratulated G20 leaders gathered at the summit in Cannes, for taking concrete and critical actions to ensure the flow of food assistance to vulnerable people hit by high food prices, hunger and humanitarian crises. The G20 agreed that humanitarian food purchased by WFP will not be subject to export restrictions or extraordinary taxes.
“Cambodia’s worst floods in more than a decade have forced people from their homes and destroyed their crops. Now, with the price of rice on the rise, the poorest households face the prospect of not having enough to eat. Food support is needed now, and will be needed in the months ahead, as people recover from this disaster.”
WFP Cambodia Country Director, Jean-Pierre de Margerie
Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, will make an official visit to Brazil on Monday 7 November 2011.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a JPY 2.31 billion (US$30 million) donation package from the government of Japan. The contribution will provide urgently needed life-saving food and nutritional assistance to the most vulnerable people in four countries in the Horn of Africa - Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti - and Sudan and South Sudan.
“Recurrent natural disasters are exacerbating the food security situation of both rural and urban populations in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, which are also suffering the impact of high food prices.”
--WFP Regional Director, Gemmo Lodesani