Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
SUBANG – The Government of Malaysia and the World Food Programme today celebrated the start of construction on a state-of-the-art United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) facility in Subang.
SEOUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and LG Electronics today announced a bold new initiative which will bring the fight against hunger into homes around the world thanks to the very latest in digital technology.
Rome – Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), will make a five-day visit to Kenya to attend high-level UN meetings and visit three camps at Dadaab in northeastern Kenya with 320,000 mostly Somali refugees.
NEW DELHI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous donation of US$1 million from the Government of India for its operation to reach the most vulnerable children and their mothers in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
VIENTIANE – For the first time in Lao PDR, close to 1,000 primary school children will receive a healthy and balanced school lunch prepared from foods bought at their local market. Their village schools are the first to participate in a new Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) project implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Lao PDR. The pilot is generously supported by the Australian Government, who made funding available to conduct a baseline survey, support programme design and produce training materials.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up provision of food to hungry people crossing Libya’s borders, while airlifting and pre-positioning portable warehouses and office equipment as part of regional contingency plans.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a logistics operation to support the Government of Japan’s delivery of relief items to victims of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.
SEOUL – Actor Jang Dong Gun, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger in the Republic of Korea, has shown his solidarity with the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami crisis with a generous donation of 200 million Korean won (about US$180,000) to the WFP relief effort.
RAS JEDIR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up assistance to people fleeing the violence in Libya with the provision of more than 15,000 daily hot meals cooked in a transit camp along the Libyan Tunisian border.
TORONTO - George Stroumboulopoulos was named “Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger” on Tuesday for the world’s biggest humanitarian agency, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).