Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
MAPUTO – Mozambique was today hailed for its pioneering role in supporting the UN World Food Programme’s innovative Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative that helps connect small scale farmers to markets as well as improving the quality and supply of their products.
BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said Monday that 350,000 people across the country, many of them hit indirectly by this year’s civil strife, are receiving food rations to help them through the long cold winter months.
BOGOTA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will assist 31,000 people affected by the worst rainy season recorded in recent decades. Heavy rain has affected more than half of the territory and 28 of the 32 departments of the country.
ROME – One of the easiest ways to help a hungry child this Thanksgiving holiday is to play Freerice (http://www.freerice.com/), the unique online game that allows participants to give rice to the hungry with the click of a mouse.
CAIRO –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Egyptian government will hold an international forum in February to expand the global momentum in the fight against child malnutrition.
International food prices have increased steeply in the last six months, bringing the UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) Food Price Index to its highest level since September 2008. However, recent harvests have been better and global food stocks are higher.
ROME - About five million people living in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will continue to face food shortages despite a relatively good harvest and a slight increase in food supply, a joint report by FAO and WFP said today.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$90 million donation from the United States which - combined with other recent donations - staves off ration cuts to an already debilitated population. It will be used to provide vital food assistance to more than 7 million Pakistanis affected by the recent devastating floods.
PORT AU PRINCE – In the aftermath of Hurricane Tomas, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working closely with the Haitian authorities and other partners to distribute high-energy biscuits and ready-to-eat meals (MREs) to thousands of people who had taken refuge in schools and churches in the south-west of the country. In some of the most storm-affected, such as Jeremie, distributions began within hours of the first heavy rains.
CAIRO – Egypt has launched a major national project to protect its population from vitamin deficiencies, with production beginning this week of vitamin-enriched vegetable oil. The project is in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).