Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
KHARTOUM/KADUGLI – Food assistance from the United Nations World FoodProgramme (WFP) has reached more 26,500 people fleeing fighting in Sudan’s South Kordofan state. Conflict however continues to hinder WFP’s efforts to reach more people uprooted by the violence.
Jakarta – The Government of Indonesia today welcomed Project Laser Beam (PLB), a groundbreaking public-private partnership to end child malnutrition, as a critical initiative to help achieve their goal of ending child hunger and poverty. The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum East Asia, in Jakarta.
NEW YORK – Have you ever wondered if the words “consciencia” and “conciencia” have the same meaning in Spanish? Does “Embarazada” mean embarrassed, or just pregnant? And is “camarón,” the word for a crustacean, a novice driver, a temporary job, or all of these?
KHARTOUM/JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached more than 45,000 displaced people from Abyei with food assistance following the fighting that broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces and Sudan People’s Liberation Army.
CAIRO – A ship carrying vital food assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) arrived in Misrata today. The ship, which was chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is delivering more than 420 metric tons of food– enough to feed 25,000 people for one month. It is also carrying a WFP team, part of a UN interagency mission, which will conduct a rapid needs assessment of the humanitarian situation on the ground. WFP is concerned about food security in Libya as stocks are being consumed without adequate levels of replenishment.
SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner Islamic Relief in Yemen have resumed food distributions this week to the war-affected people of the northern governorate of Sa’ada.
COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today donated a number of items, including computers software and motorbikes to help support the post-harvest and local food production activities of the Ministries of Agriculture and Irrigation Water Resource Management.
CANBERRA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the appointment of round-the-world sailor and Young Australian of the Year, Jessica Watson, as Youth Representative to support WFP in the global fight against hunger.
Rome - The Government of Germany and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Basic Agreement laying a new foundation for the work of WFP and its Liaison Office in Germany. The new agreement, underlining the importance of Germany’s partnership with WFP and its role as a top 10 donor supporting WFP’s work was signed during a ceremony at WFP headquarters in Rome.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Republic of Korea today announced a strategic partnership to draw on the successes of the Korean “New Village” movement that lifted millions out of poverty and hunger - and take best practices beyond Korean borders through WFP’s successful food-for-work initiatives.