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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
17 October 2014

WFP Calls For Immediate Release Of Abducted Staff Member In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the safety of one its staff members who was taken at gunpoint from the Malakal airport Thursday by eight armed men wearing plain clothes.

17 October 2014

Government Of Malawi, The United Nations And Partners Celebrate World Food Day & African Day For Food And Nutrition Security

LILONGWE – The Government of Malawi, the United Nations and partners are marking World Food Day and African Day for Food and Nutrition Security by celebrating the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving food security through small-scale, sustainable agricultural production.

17 October 2014

On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme Highlights Progress Towards Zero Hunger Even As Multiple Emergencies Flare

MANILA/ROME – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made towards “zero hunger”.

RBA
16 October 2014

On World Food Day, WFP Highlights Progress Towards Zero Hunger Even As Emergencies Flare

ROME – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

School Meals
15 October 2014

85 Million Children Receive School Meals in Latin America and the Caribbean

MEXICO CITY – The 6th Latin American and Caribbean School Feeding Seminar started today with 200 participants who will exchange experiences to determine how school feeding programmes can improve their impact and efficiency, especially among people who are exposed to economic crisis or other shocks.

15 October 2014

WFP Prioritises Most Needy Syrian Refugees For Food Assistance

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is taking action to prioritise the most vulnerable families among the half a million Syrian refugees in Jordan who receive vital assistance in the form of vouchers for food. As a consequence, some 12,000 households who have access to sufficient income or support networks to meet their own food requirements will be removed from WFP’s monthly voucher programme.
15 October 2014

WFP Gears Up Global Logistics And Food Assistance By Land, Sea And Air For The Fight Against Ebola

DAKAR/ROME – Logistical support to the global Ebola response is in high gear – with the latest supply flight en route today from Italy to Liberia – as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

15 October 2014

Fortified Rice Can Improve Schoolchildren’s Health In Cambodia, New Study Shows

PHNOM PENH – A recent study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), PATH and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) has shown that children in Cambodia are less prone to fever and diarrhoea and score higher on cognitive tests after six months of regularly eating fortified rice.

13 October 2014

European Union And WFP Help 62,000 Families In Central Mindanao

NORTH COTABATO – Families displaced by conflict in Central Mindanao have made significant gains in rebuilding their livelihoods through a two-year peace-building project implemented by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

13 October 2014

The Republic Of Korea Supports WFP’s Fight Against Malnutrition In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$300,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to assist WFP’s nutrition programme in Sudan.

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