Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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.
ROME - Following the emergency meeting on the food and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa held in Rome on 25 July at the request of the French Presidency of the G20, FAO and WFP welcome the international community's determined mobilization in response to the situation.
NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme is extending operations to feed 11.5 million drought affected people in the Horn of Africa as more donations come in. WFP has received more than US $250 million from donors for its work in the Horn, but needs as much again to support its operations over the next six months.
NAIROBI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a surge in donations from governments, companies and individuals as it scales up operations and assistance to those affected by drought and famine.
Rome - The international community rallied today to the aid of drought- and famine-affected populations in the Horn of Africa with an immediate, twin-track programme designed to avert an imminent humanitarian catastrophe and build long-term food security in the region.
There is a life and death situation here in Somalia. WFP will start airlifts within days into Mogadishu to get vital supplies of special nutritious foods for the malnourished children who so desperately need it.
Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is today (21 July) travelling to Somalia to view WFP’s ongoing operations to feed vulnerable and hungry people affected by severe drought and conflict. Sheeran will return to Nairobi, Kenya this evening.