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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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WFP Ambassadors
5 May 2014

Philanthropist Howard Buffett Responds To Dire Need in Central African Republic With US$1 Million For The Hungry

Washington, DC – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has received a $1 million contribution from long-time philanthropist Howard Buffett to help meet the most urgent hunger needs in the conflict-torn country Central African Republic (C.A.R.).

5 May 2014

WFP Donates Logistics Equipment To Bolster Government Disaster Preparedness

MANILA – To complement the national government’s efforts in disaster preparedness and response, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today formally handed over logistics equipment to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) at a ceremony in Manila.

Journalists
2 May 2014

UNHCR And WFP Warn: Fighting Is Preventing Aid Delivery In South Sudan

JUBA – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are calling on the parties to the conflict in South Sudan to provide safe access to enable humanitarian assistance to reach vulnerable people including 125,000 Sudanese refugees in Maban County, Upper Nile State.

1 May 2014

US And WFP Announce US$26 Million Contribution To Keep 130,000 Children In School Over Next Three Years

DHAKA/GAIBANDHA – The US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dan Mozena, today announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide US$26 million through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to benefit 130,000 school children in the poorest areas of Bangladesh.
27 April 2014

WFP Welcomes US-Donated Food For 4 Million Vulnerable, Hungry People In Sudan

PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival of a ship carrying 47,250 metric tons of sorghum -- enough food to feed 1.7 million people for three months – donated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

23 April 2014

Joint Statement By Heads Of UN Humanitarian Agencies On Syria

NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April, 2014. One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people whose lives and futures hang in the balance: Enough, we said, enough!

Food Security Analysis
22 April 2014

New Atlas Maps Out Areas Vulnerable To Climate Change, Disasters And Food Insecurity In The Andean Region

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new Atlas of the Andean Region showing which areas are most threatened by climate change and the risks of related disasters and their potential impact on the food security and sustainable development of entire communities. 

Responding to Emergencies
14 April 2014

WFP Iraq Expands Emergency Assistance To People Affected By Al-Anbar Crisis

BAGHDAD – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) started this month providing emergency food assistance to almost quarter of a million people who have been affected by fighting in Al-Anbar.

11 April 2014

Final Part Of 21,800-Ton US wheat Donation Offloaded In Yemen’s Hudaydah Port

SANA’A – The US bulk carrier, MV Captain Steven L. Bennett, has discharged its cargo of 7,300 metric tons of wheat in the Yemeni port of Hudaydah, the final part of a 21,800-metric ton donation of wheat to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) from the United States Government’s Food for Peace office.
10 April 2014

WFP Contracts Private Company To Market Quality Grain At Its Gulu Warehouse

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has leased its 5,000 metric ton capacity warehouse in Gulu town to a private company Afgri-Gulu Ltd, for a groundbreaking venture that will conduct normal grain trade and at the same time operate the warehouse receipt system. The development will empower more than 9,000 smallholder farmer groups.

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