Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
CAIRO – The World Food Programme and Tunisian actress Hend Sabry today launched an innovative digital fundraising campaign for Ramadan, encouraging smartphone users around the world to donate at the tap of a button in support of vulnerable victims of conflict in the Middle East during the Muslim Holy Month.
SEOUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Korean YouTube celebrity Mr. Great Library (Dong-Hyun Na) have launched the “Player Unknown’s ShareTheMeal” campaign to alert the public about the rapid increase in the number of hungry people around the world.
LONDON – The World Food Programme (WFP) and World Rugby, the international federation for rugby union, have joined forces to raise awareness and funds during Rugby World Cup 2015 for WFP’s work on the frontlines of hunger.
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson has visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan where she witnessed their remarkable strength in facing arduous daily challenges resulting from the conflict in Syria.
PARIS – Football player Zlatan Ibrahimović, striker for Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) football club and captain of the Swedish national team, announced today he was playing with the names of hungry people tattooed on his body in a campaign for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Hend Sabry, today launched a campaign to raise money that will benefit the UN food agency in its efforts to feed the most vulnerable people in the Arab world. Sabry is auctioning a traditional Bedouin dress that she wore while filming her latest film “El Gezira 1.” A video featuring the challenge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ePGrt60fLM) has been posted on social media. The dress will go to the person who makes the highest donation through the WFP website wfp.org/donate.
BRUSSELS/ROME – Why is sharing a family meal important to you? In today’s rushed world, it is more important than ever to make time to sit down with your loved ones and enjoy a meal, to share stories, dreams and laughter or simply just to be in each other’s company.
ABIDJAN – World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Jose Mourinho, has used a visit to Ivory Coast to draw attention to the positive impact that good nutrition can have on the lives of young children. In his first trip as a WFP Hunger Ambassador, Mourinho visited a school in Yamoussoukro, where children receive free daily meals as part of a WFP programme.
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ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger, recently appointed Indian TV personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande as a Celebrity Partner. This echoes Uma’s commitment to support WFP in its work through her shows and network.
DAR ES SALAAM – They have conquered the world’s highest mountain. They have climbed the highest peaks in Europe and Australia. Now, seven Nepali women – members of the most successful all-female team ever to scale Mount Everest - will join three African women to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.