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Key Publications


WFP and Nutrition: Right Food at the Right Time

Scientists have shown that chronic undernutrition in the first two years of life leads to irreversible damage, meaning that children may never reach their full mental and physical potential.  By maximising the...

Opening Remarks To The Executive Board; Rome, Italy (06/06/11)

Our Annual Executive Board session comes at a critical time in global food security, as the world continues to confront price volatility, supply shocks and rising hunger. I’m pleased that we will also be joined...

The Year in Review, 2010

Two massive emergencies bracketed 2010:  the year began with an earthquake of devastating proportions in Haiti and drew to a close with one-fifth of Pakistan submerged under floodwaters.  WFP provided food...

Opening Remarks to Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; Washington, DC (26/05/11)

"Hello Class of 2011.  

Dean Einhorn, distinguished faculty, proud parents,grandparents, friends and future leaders.  It is an honor to be chosen to present this commencement address at SAIS......

WFP and the EU

ECHO supported WFP operations in more than 30 countries including the response following the earthquake in Haiti, the floods in Pakistan and the Sahel food security emergency. In these crises, WFP food assistance...

Women and WFP: Helping Women Help Themselves

Experience has shown that in the hands of women, food is mostly like to reach the mouths of children in need.  The majority of WFP's beneficiaries are women and children.  In many parts of the world, such...

Opening Remarks To The Executive Board; Rome, Italy (14/02/11)

We gather today at a very special time for the World Food Programme... 

Occasional Paper 23 - WFP and Climate Change: a Review of Ongoing Experience and Recommendations for Action

Climate change could impact hard-won development gains and affect the food and nutrition security of many of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.  As a frontline actor in the fight against hunger...

WFP in Asia

Despite its rapid economic growth, the Asia Pacific region is home to an estimated 642 million hungry people - more than any other continent - and it has more than half of the world's billion undernourished.

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Working Together to Solve Hunger

Fighting hunger worldwide:  Every year WFP provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in over 70 of the world's poorest countries.  WFP's unique role as the United Nations frontline agency...