Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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.
BISSAU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun moving around a million books to almost 1,000 Guinea-Bissau schools on behalf of the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.
ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today confirmed the death of one of its staff members in a fatal attack in Ethiopia. "I am deeply saddened by this deplorable killing,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran. “This is the second deadly attack on a WFP humanitarian worker in less than a month.”
Fighting is blocking access to the Western Mountains of Libya where the World Food Programme believes food needs could be immense. I am increasingly concerned about the humanitarian situation and access to food for people trapped by the violence in this area. I am appealing to all parties for safe access and for an immediate ceasefire, so that we are able to assess the humanitarian situation and deliver food assistance.
CAIRO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a project in Upper Egypt to provide food assistance and reintegrate into the jobs market labourers who fled the violence in Libya.
ISTANBUL – As rising prices cast millions of families overnight into the ranks of the hungry, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called for global leadership to invest in nutrition.
MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the unanimous approval by the Spanish Senate of a motion urging the Government to promote the right to food and to continue playing an active role in the global fight against hunger.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an emergency food and nutrition operation to respond to urgent hunger needs among 3.5 million vulnerable people identified in a multi-agency food security survey that was completed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) last month.