Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
The growing threat of food security in Niger is deeply worrying. The country appears to be heading towards a full-scale food crisis if early measures are not taken. Vulnerable families are still exhausted by the last crisis, barely a year ago, and they have little ability to confront another emergency.
--Denise Brown, WFP Niger Country Director, Niamey
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The United Nations World Food Programme today expanded its partnership with USAID to support smallholder farmers in developing countries through its innovative Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot programme. The project was highlighted today at a WFPUSA award ceremony hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that honored Bill Gates and Howard Buffett as pioneers of this program that addresses hunger at its core. The keynote at the event was delivered by Vice President Joe Biden.
A US$750,000 cash grant from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is powering the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Disaster Preparedness and Response project in four of the most disaster-prone provinces of Northern Luzon.
The Peace Corps joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), and pledged to support and expand food security-related activities that will combat hunger in Peace Corps countries worldwide.
A 1.5 million euros (BDT 15 crore) donation from ECHO, the humanitarian aid department of the European Union, has allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to step up food distributions to victims of recent flooding in Satkhira and Jessore districts.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua have distributed urgently needed food rations to more than 70,000 people severely affected by Tropical Depression 12E, but continuing bad weather and damage to roads and infrastructure are hampering efforts to reach isolated communities.
The World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are conducting a joint assessment of mobile banking services and products for migrant agricultural workers in Zambia. It is expected that better management of household finances will contribute towards increasing household food security and help reduce risk and vulnerability to HIV.
The World Food Programme (WFP) today marks World Food Day by highlighting the vital role that food assistance plays during humanitarian crises, supporting recovery in the immediate aftermath of disasters, and building the resilience that is necessary to ensure food security.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a Saudi donation of 275 metric tons of dates valued at more than US$ 900,000 to provide meals to school children in Ethiopia.