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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Contributions to WFP
21 September 2011

Arrival of EU Food Boosts WFP Food Distributions In DPRK

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun the distribution of food funded by an 8.5 million euros donation from ECHO – the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office – for its emergency operation to reach mainly young children and women threatened by rising malnutrition in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Contributions to WFP
20 September 2011

With US Support, WFP Assists Flood Victims In Khammuane

Today, U.S. Ambassador to the Lao PDR H.E. Ms Karen B. Stewart and Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Lao PDR Ms Eri Kudo visited flood-stricken Khammuane Province to meet with provincial officials and observe the distribution of U.S. - funded food assistance to families affected by recent severe flooding.

Responding to Emergencies
20 September 2011

Food Security Remains Top Priority In UN Flash Appeal For Pakistan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly scaling up its life-saving food distributions in the flood-hit areas of southern Pakistan to reach 500,000 people this month with general food rations and highly fortified, locally-produced foods designed to tackle undernutrition in young children.

Hunger in the news
20 September 2011

WFP Convoys Reach Stranded Populations As Access Increases In Libya

As humanitarian access increases in Libya, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has dispatched food assistance to the south of the country and to people who have fled heavy fighting in the town of Bani Walid. Since the crisis began, WFP has distributed, through its partners, food assistance to 800,000 people in Libya.

Logistics
19 September 2011

Scaling Up Innovative Climate Change Adaptation And Insurance Solutions In Senegal

The World Food Programme and the United States Agency for International Development join together with Oxfam America and Swiss Re in a public private partnership to help the rural poor to protect their crops and livelihoods from climate variability.

Contributions to WFP
19 September 2011

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates To WFP Mauritania To Boost Nutrition During Lean Season

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today received a Saudi donation of 202 metric tons of dates worth more than US$ 285, 000 to feed hungry families in Mauritania.

Contributions to WFP
16 September 2011

Japan Donated US$ 6.3 Million Towards WFP Programmes In Uganda

The United Nations World Food Programme thanked the Government of Japan today for a donation of US$6.3 million towards livelihood support programmes  in the Karamoja region.

Hunger in the news
16 September 2011

Pakistan Floods Emergency

As further heavy rains threaten flood-affected areas of southern Sindh, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up life-saving food assistance to affected people. Poor weather conditions are complicating the delivery of essential relief assistance, as many roads are submerged.

Hunger in the news
16 September 2011

France and WFP Join Forces for G20 Plan On Food Prices

In the framework of the French Presidency of the G20, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Territorial Management, met with Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday.

Contributions to WFP
15 September 2011

Statement By WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran On New Partnership With Luxembourg

It is with great pleasure that I announce today a life-saving partnership, signed between the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP  - www.wfp.org) and Luxembourg that will provide humanitarian food assistance for millions of people around the world and support emergency humanitarian telecommunications systems that will be deployed when sudden crises strike.

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