18 June 2013Malnutrition Costs Uganda 5 Per Cent Of GDP
Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed today a US$25 million donation from the Government of Japan, which will provide enough funds to deliver vital food and nutritional assistance to more than one million people in Yemen for six months.
After more than two years of conflict in Syria, the heads of five UN agencies appeal to political leaders to find a peaceful solution before hundreds of thousands more people lose their homes and lives.
From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin
ROME – WFP views the recently released food assistance reform proposal by the Administration as a positive sign of the United States’ steadfast commitment to supporting efforts to eliminate hunger. The U.S. is WFP’s largest donor, and combating global hunger is an issue that has received strong bi-partisan support in Washington for more than half a century.
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AMMAN – The internationally acclaimed British singer and composer Sami Yusuf visited Zaatari camp in Jordan yesterday where he saw at first hand the plight of refugees who fled the conflict in Syria.
SYDNEY – Groupon, the global pioneer in group buying and leader in social e-commerce, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, have combined forces to support the empowerment of girls in Asia through school meals programmes.
SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme signed two agreements with Yemen’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation today to provide food and nutritional assistance to more than five million people in the country.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme has started providing urgently-needed food assistance to the conflict-affected people in Blue Nile state. This is the first time that the agency has distributed food assistance since the conflict broke out in September 2011, forcing thousands to flee their homes, many of them crossing into neighbouring Ethiopia and South Sudan.
AMMAN – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched school feeding projects for more than 10,500 Syrian children attending schools in refugee camps in Jordan and Iraq to boost nutrition and encourage children to come to school.
DAMASCUS – The growing cycle of violence in Syria is preventing life-saving food aid from reaching many of the millions of vulnerable Syrians in need, says the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), calling on all parties to allow humanitarian aid to pass safely into disputed and conflict zones.
VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the French Embassy in Vientiane have just returned from a visit to Luangnamtha province to see nutrition programmes implemented by the Provincial Ministry of Health with the support of WFP.