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5 January 2012

Freerice.com, Online Game To Feed The Hungry Reaches One Million Players

The world’s largest online hunger-fighting game just hit a historic milestone. Today, Freerice.com reached one million registered players, who together are feeding the world’s hungry through donations of rice to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Journalists
5 January 2012

France Partners With WFP To Join Humanitarian Response Depot Network

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs today signed a partnership agreement to join a network aimed at boosting global emergency preparedness with UN Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD).

3 January 2012

WFP Launches Food Voucher Project In Kabul

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today signed a letter of agreement to support a new cash voucher project in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) in Kabul. The project is designed to help the urban poor cope with high food prices.

3 January 2012

WFP Launches Food Voucher Project In Kabul

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today signed a letter of agreement to support a new cash voucher project in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) in Kabul. The project is designed to help the urban poor cope with high food prices.

3 January 2012

WFP Launches Food Voucher Project In Kabul

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today signed a letter of agreement to support a new cash voucher project in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs, and Disabled (MoLSAMD) in Kabul. The project is designed to help the urban poor cope with high food prices.

ED - J.Sheeran
3 January 2012

WFP Executive Director Assumes Role At World Economic Forum

Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will assume a role as Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the world’s leading platform for engaging corporate and government leaders in solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. 

3 January 2012

Bangladesh: WFP Launches New Five-Year Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new five-year Country Programme designed to strengthen and support the Government of Bangladesh’s nutrition and social safety net efforts

Journalists
23 December 2011

WFP Condemns Killing Of Two Staff Members And Partner In Central Somalia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today confirmed the deaths of two staff members and a colleague working for a cooperating partner organisation in Somalia, in an incident that illustrates the risks that humanitarian workers can face while working in one of the world’s most difficult and dangerous environments.

Journalists
21 December 2011

Sami Yusuf Supports WFP In The Horn Of Africa With "Forgotten Promises”

Multi-talented recording artist Sami Yusuf has released his new single “Forgotten Promises” to help the UN World Food Programme (WFP) provide assistance to millions of drought-affected people in the Horn of Africa.

Contributions to WFP
21 December 2011

WFP Tajikistan Welcomes US$6 Million Donation from Russia

“This donation comes at a time when the resilience of the most vulnerable families will be once again tested by a resurgence of high prices for staple foods,” said WFP Country Director Alzira Ferreira. “This generous contribution will help WFP strengthen its social protection programmes to mitigate the impact of high food prices on the poorest families and help them through the harsh winter months.”

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