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WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran at Millennium Promise Event - New York (21/09/09)

I am in the hunger business; it is what we do exclusively, 24/7, and I am sorry to tell you that business is booming. Today we are not only in an economic crisis, but a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions.

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on MoU with Millennium Villages project; New York, New York (28/09/09)

It is really our honour to partner with the Millennium villages. The time demands that we do. Hunger is the march, hunger is on the rise, and it is right now the most threatened Millennium Development Goal.

WFP Deputy Executive Director Staffan de Mistura at the Third World Climate Conference - (03/09/09)

The increasing number of climate and weather-related disasters and the impact that these may have on vulnerable people is troubling. While the number of hungry people has reached 1 billion, the number of people at...

Ready to help - Reaching the right people, in the right places, fast.

Preparedness is an investment against man-made and natural disasters. It means we use our resources wisely and efficiently, and our knowledge to reduce the risk of a bad situation becoming even worse.
When...

WFP Gender Policy brochure

Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of the world’s chronically hungry people are women and girls; 20 percent are children under 5. Achieving gender...

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, Opening Statement to the Executive Board - Rome (08/06/09)

Unfortunately hunger is still on the march. The food crisis added more than 115 million to the ranks of the hungry in the past two years and this week the Director General of FAO, Jacques Diouf, said based on their...

WFP Annual Report 2009

In 2008, WFP faced a particularly difficult set of challenges, provoked by dramatically rising food and fuel prices and aggravated by widespread turmoil in international financial systems. By year’s end, WFP...

WFP Gender Policy

Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of the world’s chronically hungry people are women and girls; 20 percent are children under 5. ...

WFP Deputy Executive Director Sheila Sisulu to Agriculture Ministers - Addis Ababa (23/04/09)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the concerted efforts of the AU and member countries to address the challenges of hunger and food insecurity in Africa. This is emphasised by the choice of the...

World Hunger Series: Hunger and Markets

The World Hunger Series: Hunger and Markets appears at a crucial time. Food prices are at high levels, there is a severe global financial crisis, and vulnerable households around the world are endangering their...