Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
KINSHASA -- Nutrition surveys carried out by the Congolese government, with the support of UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), have found unusually high levels of malnutrition in children living in five provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Port au Prince – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that Haiti’s human capital will have a major role to play in providing safety nets for the most vulnerable, boosting local agriculture production and supporting local markets throughout the entire country in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake.
BRAZZAVILLE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today started to airlift urgent food assistance from Pointe Noire to Impfondo in Likouala province to reach tens of thousands of Congolese refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have moved into northern Republic of Congo (RoC).
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said it would welcome an independent investigation into its food assistance operations in Somalia. At the same time, the agency said it would not engage in any new work with three transport contractors named in a report from the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia, which alleged they were involved in arms-trading.
ABIDJAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it had halved the size of school meals for almost 430,000 children in Côte d’Ivoire because of funding shortfalls and announced that it urgently needed US$6 million to restore full rations and keep feeding malnourished children.
The United Nations World Food Programme expanded its collaboration in areas from school feeding to emergency response with the Russian Federation during high-level meetings in Moscow this week.
ROME – Two aspiring filmmakers from Mexico will be off to drought-ridden Guatemala to try out their film-making skills on the frontline against hunger after having won the grand prize for hunger bytes!, an annual viral video competition by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) designed to raise awareness and understanding of the world’s one billion hungry.
KUALA LUMPUR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today reached a landmark agreement with the Government of Malaysia to establish the first United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Asia, based in Subang, Malaysia.
ROME – The heads of the three United Nations Rome-based agencies announced the establishment of a Task Force for Food Security in Haiti. The Task Force will support the government of Haiti in the implementation of a concerted, coherent and targeted, immediate and longer-term food security strategy that integrates agricultural production, and social safety nets.