Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will benefit from a special art sale entitled ‘Artists Against Hunger’ hosted by Christie’s Dubai on 18 April at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel in Dubai. Works donated by seven Arab artists will be auctioned with an estimated value of US$40,000.
DHAKA – The Government of Japan has today handed over a vital food donation to the people of Bangladesh that will be used to help 400,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis be better prepared to deal with the impact of natural disasters and climate change. This is part of Japan’s overall contribution of US$10.5 million to WFP’s Bangladesh activities in 2012.
NDJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has completed an airlift to provide high-nutrient Plumpy’doz, a ready-to-eat specialized supplementary nutrition product, to thousands of children at risk of malnutrition in drought-stricken Chad.
BANJUL – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Gambia announced today it will provide immediate food assistance to 62,500 people in the areas most affected by the recent drought.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed its appreciation for more than US$100 million from the United States government. The donation, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, will provide urgently needed food assistance to millions of people suffering from the impact of a severe drought in the Sahel region of West Africa.
The addition of 41 new, Russian-made Kamaz trucks to WFP's fleet in Afghanistan will allow for the disposal of old, less-eficient vehicles.
KUALA LUMPUR – Groupon Malaysia today presented a cheque worth RM 92,320 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) following the recent ‘Groupon for Women’ initiative which was launched on March 8th, International Women’s Day.
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a commitment by the newly created Pakistan Ministry of Food Security and Research (MFSR) to donate annually up to 500,000 metric tons of wheat to WFP to combat malnutrition and improve food security among vulnerable groups across the country.
BAMAKO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today launched an emergency operation in the Gao region of Mali for the country’s internally displaced people.
COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed its first ever donation from the Government of Sri Lanka to food operations abroad – a consignment of white rice worth US$4 million for WFP’s programmes in the Horn of Africa.