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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
26 September 2016

WFP Reaches Four Besieged Syrian Towns For First Time Since April

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday delivered life-saving food assistance to besieged families in the Four Towns of Madaya and Zabadani in Rural Damascus and Foaa and Kefraya in Rural Idlib as part of a joint interagency convoy with UN agencies and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

Contributions to WFP
25 September 2016

The United Arab Emirates Supports WFP In Fighting Hunger In Yemen

NEW YORK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide vital food assistance to more than 100,000 people monthly for four months in Yemen.

Preventing Hunger
23 September 2016

Iceland And WFP Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement To Help Reach Zero Hunger

NEW YORK – Iceland and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed a landmark agreement to provide flexible, predictable and multi-year funding for WFP’s work towards helping to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 of zero hunger by 2030.

Preventing Hunger
22 September 2016

United Nations Agencies In Rome Vow To Take Forward Zero Hunger Challenge

NEW YORK – The heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies today thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his personal commitment and leadership in challenging the world to reach Zero Hunger. They promised to maintain momentum to reach the ambitious target by 2030.

Statement
20 September 2016

WFP Head Ertharin Cousin Deplores Attack On Humanitarian Convoy In Syria

Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme

Focus on Women
20 September 2016

WFP And Japan Partner To Empower Women Farmers In The Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Embassy of Japan today participated in a ceremony to provide equipment to support food-processing businesses and rural women’s entrepreneurship across seven rural communities in the Kyrgyz Republic. 

19 September 2016

WFP Lauds Establishment Of First Provincial Logistics Cluster In Indonesia

YOGYAKARTA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the official establishment of the first-ever provincial logistics cluster in Indonesia by the Governor of Yogyakarta.

Contributions to WFP
18 September 2016

UK Supports WFP Cash And Voucher Programme For Vulnerable People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 3 million from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) for its cash and voucher assistance programme supporting conflict-affected communities in Sudan.  

Responding to Emergencies
13 September 2016

WFP Provides Emergency Relief To Over 140,000 People Hit By Floods In DPRK

PYONGYANG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered food assistance to more than 140,000 people in the north of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) affected by some of the worst floods in recent history. WFP is concerned about the continued vulnerability of these people as the extremely cold winter is approaching and major food losses are expected. 

Contributions to WFP
9 September 2016

Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations.

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