Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
KATHMANDU – In the month since a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, nearly 2 million people have received food assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and a new phase of the response is underway to reach people in high-altitude villages.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – Five years after a catastrophic earthquake killed 200,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Haiti are working to build a more resilient community to better withstand future disasters.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that while there has been progress recovering from the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti three years ago, Haitians are now facing new food security challenges with the effects of drought, Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy.
The United Nations World Food Programme in Guatemala responded immediately to the needs of the population affected by the recent earthquakes in the Santa Rosa region.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a logistics operation to support the Government of Japan’s delivery of relief items to victims of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.
When nature strikes with such force, the world has to come together. I would like to express my deepest compassion and heartfelt solidarity with the Government and people of Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Almost one year ago, the ground began shaking in Haiti and the lives of millions were changed forever. What came after the quake was a disaster that stretched WFP’s humanitarian expertise to the limit, challenged our response through its complexity and daunted us with the sheer scale of its impact on the Haitian people.
PORT AU PRINCE – In the aftermath of Hurricane Tomas, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working closely with the Haitian authorities and other partners to distribute high-energy biscuits and ready-to-eat meals (MREs) to thousands of people who had taken refuge in schools and churches in the south-west of the country. In some of the most storm-affected, such as Jeremie, distributions began within hours of the first heavy rains.
This week Haitians in Jacmel who have been clearing rubble, installing drainage and making other community improvements are receiving cash and food wages as part of WFP’s new food and cash for work programmes. For most people these are the first wages they’ve earned since the earthquake struck on January 12.