Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
PARIS – A ship chartered by France, transporting 381 metric tons of food for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) operations in the Horn of Africa, is scheduled to depart tomorrow from the port of Toulon, France for Djibouti, which it should reach in around 12 days.
The delivery of food assistance to millions of hungry people in Somalia presents one of the most complex and dangerous challenges that humanitarian agencies face anywhere in the world. All the humanitarian agencies working in this environment face risks. There are risks to the safety of their staff, risks to their property, and risks to commodities being moved into the country– whether they are food, medicines, equipment or shelter material.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing logistical support for the humanitarian relief effort in Libya, sending food and other urgent supplies including water, medicine and fuel to Tripoli. WFP is also scaling up food assistance to meet the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced people in Tripoli, the coastal areas and the Nafusa Mountain Region.
KIGALI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that due to a shortage of funds, the WFP operation in Rwanda will need to reduce food rations for 54,000 Congolese refugees by half from 1 September.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous contribution of US$50 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abduallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud that will be used to feed more than half a million Somalia children suffering from malnutrition.
Beijing – The government of China has made its largest single donation to the work of the United Nations World Food Programme with US$16 million towards the agency’s famine relief operation in Somalia.
NAIROBI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a series of programmes to boost nutrition in small children, who are the most vulnerable to the ravages of malnutrition. WFP focuses on providing specialised nutrition products to prevent and treat malnutrition in the early years, to avoid irreparable damage to physical and mental development in later life.
DHAKA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with funding from the Australian government through AusAID, is providing urgently needed emergency food assistance to 57,000 people affected by floods in Satkhira, sourthern Bangladesh.
NAIROBI – Since the beginning of July, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached nearly 8 million people in the Horn of Africa with food assistance. WFP is targeting 11.5 million people out of more than 13 million people affected by the drought and famine in the region, with governments and other partners supporting the rest.
Port-au-Prince –As Haitians brace for tropical storm Emily the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has prepositioned life-saving food supplies across the most vulnerable areas of the country and is on standby to begin emergency food distributions if needed.