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10 March 2014
Syria Conflict Enters Fourth Year As Some Food Reaches Previously Inaccessible Areas

“One-off convoys into besieged areas can provide temporary relief, but WFP still needs proper and sustained access to people to provide life-saving assistance and also to assess the scale of the needs” Read more


Amir Abdulla, WFP’s Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, in Geneva.

7 March 2014
Empowering Women Will End Hunger: Celebrating Women’s Role In Meeting The Zero Hunger Challenge

“Giving women the power to make choices over their lives is one of the first steps towards a world with zero hunger. In every country where WFP works, women are front and centre in programmes to tackle the problems of food insecurity and undernutrition. We work with women farmers, traders, nutrition workers, school cooks and we serve millions of schoolgirls, pregnant women and nursing mothers.” Read more


WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

25 February 2014
WFP Warns Of Regional Crisis Due To Mass Exodus From Violent Central African Republic

"We are facing a regional crisis, that goes well beyond the borders of the Central African Republic. These people – most of them women and children – have seen their homes burned and witnessed unspeakable violence and had no choice but to leave”. Read more


 WFP’s West Africa Regional Director Denise Brown.

12 February 2014
WFP Starts Airlifting Food Into Central African Republic Facing Deeper Hunger Crisis

“With the cycle of violence unstopped and the economy disrupted, CAR faces an even harsher nutrition and food crisis. These airlifts are a lifeline so we can bring food to the most vulnerable wherever we can reach them,” Read more


WFP Regional Director for West Africa Denise Brown.

10 February 2014
WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Demands Safe Access To Vulnerable Civilians In All Communities Inside Syria

 “The last few days have been agonizing for people in the Old City of Homs and the humanitarian aid workers who have risked their lives to get food, medical supplies and other essentials into the City after more than 600 days of besiegement". Read more


Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

4 February 2014
WFP Airlifts Bring Aid To Most Vulnerable In Northeast Syria Amid Growing Challenges

“It is tragic to see the most vulnerable Syrians going hungry and paying the heavy price for a political conflict with no end in sight. We call upon all parties to provide us with continuous and unimpeded access across the country. WFP should be able to reach all those who need food assistance all the time.” Read more


Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

28 January 2014
Securing Supply Routes Vital To Reach The Hungry In Central African Republic, Says WFP

“Good cooperation with MISCA, Cameroon and CAR officials has allowed this precious food to arrive just as our existing supplies were close to running out. But more escorts will be needed in the weeks ahead, as the food that arrived on Monday barely represents five percent of the cereals needed to provide assistance across the country for one month.” Read more


WFP Regional Director for West Africa Denise Brown.

24 January 2014
WFP To Seize Opportunity To Deliver Food Assistance In Wake Of South Sudan Ceasefire

“We hope that the signing of an agreement in Addis will bring fighting to a stop and allow WFP and other humanitarian agencies to provide urgently needed relief to the people affected by this conflict. But it is important to note that humanitarian needs will continue, long after the fighting stops.” Read more


WFP South Sudan Country Director Chris Nikoi

24 January 2014
Global Leaders From Business And Civil Society Sign Zero Hunger Challenge At Davos

“Eliminating hunger is a moral imperative that the world cannot afford to ignore.  It’s not just the right thing to do; it is the smart thing to do. Global stability, economic growth and human development will only be achieved when we secure food and nutrition for everyone around the world,” Read more


WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.

22 January 2014
Launch Of Innovative Project To Prevent Stunting Among Children

A new project to establish best practices for tackling stunting is being launched in Malawi today. Recurrent food insecurity, poor dietary diversity and repeated illness are among the root causes of stunting (low growth for age) among nearly 1 million Malawian children under five – almost half the country’s children in this age group. Read more

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