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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
17 September 2017

WFP Launches Food Assistance Operation in Cuba in Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

HAVANA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in coordination with the Government of Cuba, today launched a US$5.7 million emergency operation to provide food assistance for four months to more than 660,000 people affected by Hurricane Irma.

12 September 2017

WFP Ramps Up Assistance To Islands Of The Caribbean Battered By Hurricane Irma

ROME – WFP has launched a range of operations in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. These assistance activities are being mounted in support of national governments, regional organizations, disaster agencies and humanitarian actors across the region.

11 October 2016

WFP To Provide Food Assistance In Cuba In The Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

HAVANA – The  United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in coordination with the Government is gearing up to deliver food for 180,000 people in the areas of Cuba’s eastern-most province hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew.

Hunger in the news
7 November 2012

WFP To Assist Half A Million People In Santiago De Cuba In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy

Havana – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that will provide immediate assistance to people affected by Hurricane Sandy in Cuba.

28 October 2008

WFP to Assist Hurricane-affected Communities in Cuba

WFP is gearing up to assist 1.78 million Cubans affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike, which pummeled the island in late August and early September.
16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
11 February 2007

WFP airlifts emergency food to storm-battered victims in Dominican Republic

WFP airlifted ten metric tons of ready-to-eat food today from its emergency hub in Barbados to help assist 20,000 victims of Tropical Storm “Noel”.
19 May 2005

Caribbean delegates discuss ways of eradicating hunger

Panama At the request of the Government of Panama, WFP is supporting a two-day Regional Technical Consultation meeting to coordinate the agendas of the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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