Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
Joint statement by United Nations agencies, the European Commission and USAID on the deteriorating situation in the Sahel.
The European Commission and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will scale up joint efforts to fight hunger among the most vulnerable in the Sahel – especially women and children – with €30 million in humanitarian assistance.
The UN World Food Programme is hosting a meeting of heads of humanitarian agencies and donor governments on Wednesday 15 February to address the urgent need for a scaling up of humanitarian assistance in the Sahel, where drought and food shortages are causing hunger and threatening lives
FAO-WFP report says poor harvests, price hikes, conflict and displacement worsen hunger
Through the Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief campaign, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in the Philippines have contributed Php 6.1 million (US$144,000) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its activities in Mindanao. The donation will support the on-going relief and early recovery operation for victims of Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) and school meals programme in conflict-affected areas of central Mindanao.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a food voucher scheme to help address food security among the most vulnerable households in Benghazi and boost the local economy and small businesses.
The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed US$ 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.
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.
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.
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.