Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
For the second time in less than a month, battering monsoon rains have forced tens of thousands of Sri Lankans to flee their homes across vast swathes of the country, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is now delivering life-saving food supplies to 500,000 people.
COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up emergency food assistance to about 500,000 people in districts of Sri Lanka that have been hardest hit by a second wave of flooding within a month.
The events unfolding across the Middle East these past few weeks serve as a warning to us all about the important role that food security plays in calming public anger and bolstering stability.
ROME/NEW ORLEANS – Super Bowl 2010’s Most Valuable Player Drew Brees and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are challenging students and sports fans to team up for a different kind of bowl game this February, with the goal of beating global hunger.
DAVOS -- As a business leader and CEO at TNT, Peter Bakker has been a tireless campaigner for the world’s hungry. He has set a gold standard that others have followed, demonstrating the transformational power of partnerships between the private sector and the humanitarian world.
MANILA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – Philippines’ National Ambassador Against Hunger, Kristina Cassandra “KC” Concepcion, embarked on her first field mission outside the country last week when she visited WFP operations in Uganda’s impoverished Karamoja region, as well as in the grain basket district of Kapchorwa in the east of the country.
KABUL – High-level officials from the Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) met Tuesday to map out a common strategy for the provision of WFP food assistance to millions of vulnerable Afghans over the next three years.
JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) agreed today to work together to reduce levels of child stunting in Southern and Eastern Africa and accelerate progress toward achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
BRUSSELS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said it is looking forward to building on its partnership with the European Commission (EC) with the goal of providing humanitarian assistance to help millions more people get the nutritious food they need to feed their families.