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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Hunger in the news
17 July 2012

WFP Welcomes Historic Contribution From The African Union Commission To Relief Operations In The Sahel

NAIROBI – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US $450,000 contribution from the African Union Commission (AUC), to be used for WFP’s relief operations in the Sahel region.

Hunger in the news
13 July 2012

WFP Gears Up Food Relief For Thousands In Malawi

LILONGWE –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), along with Government and other partners, is gearing up to meet a large rise in Malawi’s food needs due to localised crop failure and high prices. Compared to the previous lean season, eight times as many Malawians will need food assistance in coming months.

Hunger in the news
11 July 2012

Japanese Visit Mogadishu In Support Of WFP Assistance To The Somali People

MOGADISHU– Japan will continue to support the people of Somalia and the United Nations World Food Programme’s work in the country – that was the message brought by the  Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi, Mr.Yoichiro Yamada, Tuesday in a one-day visit to the Somali capital.

Hunger in the news
9 July 2012

South Sudan One Year After Independence: WFP Providing Food Assistance And Building People's Resilience

JUBA – As the people of South Sudan enter the second year of their country’s independence, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with them to face the challenge of building a new nation and to overcome food insecurity.

Hunger in the news
3 July 2012

Jessica Watson, WFP And Schoolaid Urge Australian Schools To Join Fight Against Child Hunger

BRISBANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and WFP Youth Representative Jessica Watson, together with Australian non-profit organisations SchoolAid and Global Development Group (GDG), are joining forces to engage Australian students in the fight against child hunger. They announced their support for the KIDS FIGHTING HUNGER campaign today before an enthusiastic group of primary school children at Wellers Hill State School.

Hunger in the news
3 July 2012

Australian Schools Join Forces With WFP To Provide School Meals To LAO Children

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and WFP Youth Representative Jessica Watson, together with Australian non-profit organisations SchoolAid and Global Development Group (GDG), are joining forces to engage Australian students in the fight against child hunger. All funds will support WFP’s school meals programme in Laos through a Global Development Group project. The joint effort was announced today, 3 July 2012, at a press conference in Brisbane, Australia.

Hunger in the news
28 June 2012

WFP Starts Distributing Food Vouchers To Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began a food voucher programme to assist 40,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley as part of a regional emergency operation to support Syrians who fled unrest in their country.

Hunger in the news
27 June 2012

Dedicated Aid Worker From Laos To Raise Olympic Torch In Birmingham

LONDON – Vadsana Sinthavong, who helps provide school children in her native Laos with nutritious food, has been chosen to represent the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the Olympic Torch Relay in Birmingham on Sunday 1 July.

Hunger in the news
25 June 2012

Laotian National To Raise Olympic Torch For WFP

VIENTIANE – WFP staff member Vadsana Sinthavong has been selected to represent the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at the Olympic Torch Relay for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Hunger in the news
25 June 2012

WFP Contributes Automatic Weather Stations In Support Of Agriculture

KAMPALA – Good news for farmers and weather watchers: the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is giving 14 automatic weather stations to the Ministry of Water and Environment. The high-tech sets, which come in boxes and are easily assembled, conduct an array of weather monitoring and forecasting tasks. Collected data will be available to both the Government and the private sector.

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