Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran and Gianni Alemanno, Mayor of Rome, on Thursday signed an accord committing both partners to working together closely on efforts to raise awareness of hunger issues worldwide, particularly in emergency situations. Here is Josette Sheeran's statement:
BAGHDAD – The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a cash-for-work programme in Iraq to help some of the poorest sections of Iraqi society earn enough money to pay for food that might otherwise be beyond their reach.
ROME – In an innovative effort to ensure food can more effectively and safely reach the hungriest people in natural disasters or volatile environments such as Haiti, Afghanistan and Somalia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today consulting experts from business, humanitarian and military sectors to tap leading-edge knowledge and technology on supply chain controls and risk management.
PORT AU PRINCE - Christina Aguilera went straight to work in her new role as Ambassador Against Hunger of the World Food Programme (WFP), by visiting Haiti earlier this week.
PORT AU PRINCE –The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, today announced a scale-up of cash and food for work activities, school meals and nutrition programmes to support the Haitian people in building a better, stronger Haiti.
BRASILIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, as a “Global Champion in the Battle Against Hunger” in recognition of his vision and leadership in the fight to eradicate hunger and child under-nutrition in Brazil and worldwide. The honour was bestowed on President Lula by WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, during her first official visit to the country.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will begin a two day visit to Haiti on Tuesday 11 May to see how WFP is supporting the long term recovery and food security of the Haitian people.
NEW YORK – Five-time Grammy Award winner, Christina Aguilera, was today named “Ambassador Against Hunger” for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – an appointment she revealed during her appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
The United Nations World Food Programme is aiming to provide food assistance to some 1.5 million Yemenis per month, including approximately 270,000 who have been displaced by conflict in northern Yemen.
DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced it is more than doubling the number of hungry people it feeds in Niger, providing assistance to 2.3 million people caught in a worsening food crisis caused by drought in the eastern Sahel.