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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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10 August 2016

“Hidden Hunger”, A Serious Public Health Issue In Latin America And The Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO – Startling figures were released today about the impact of micronutrient deficiencies, or “hidden hunger” during the opening of the First Regional Workshop on Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean,” which aims to highlight rice fortification as a cost-effective strategy that can help countries achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, as laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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.
30 August 2007

Hurricane Dean aftermath: WFP assisting over 10,000 victims in Jamaica and Belize

As victims of Hurricane Dean slowly try to rebuild their shattered lives, WFP has announced that its emergency feeding operations are assisting about 10,500 of the worst affected in Jamaica and Belize.
12 April 2007

TNT & UPS support UN humanitarian hubs in Panama and Ghana

Two major logistics companies, UPS and TNT, have joined forces for a humanitarian cause by offering free warehousing facilities to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD), run by the WFP in Ghana and Panama.
26 March 2007

New Latin American pop star foundation "Alas" and WFP join forces against child hunger

The Latin America Foundation for Solidarity Action (ALAS) – made up of leading Spanish-speaking pop stars including Shakira and Juanes – today signed an agreement with WFP to fight child hunger and malnutrition.
17 January 2007

New Ghana Logistics hub sends its first emergency airlift to Chad

WFP has launched its first emergency airlift from a new logistics hub in the Ghanaian capital, sending urgently needed relief supplies – 26 tons of High Energy Biscuits and three mobile storage tents – to N’Djamena in Chad.
5 August 2006

UNICEF and WFP Executive Directors Make First Joint Visit to Latin America/Caribbean region

On their first joint visit to the region, WFP Executive Director James T. Morris and UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman will meet in Panama City tomorrow with the heads of their Latin America and Caribbean country offices to intensify common efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the international community.
17 February 2006

WFP announces the end of its operation in Albania

WFP has announced the end of its almost decade-long operation in Albania, marked by the official closure of its office in Tirana on 28 February.
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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