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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

22 January 2014
WFP Attending World Economic Forum In Davos, Switzerland, For Tenth Year

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will open its tenth year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, beginning today, highlighting the message that ‘Zero Hunger’ is everyone’s business. Read more

20 January 2014
WFP Running Out Of Food In Central African Republic Amid Widespread Bloodletting

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is running out of food to distribute to growing numbers of displaced people in the Central African Republic because insecurity is blocking supply routes. Read more

20 January 2014
UN World Food Programme Executive Director Visiting Iran

Ertharin Cousin, the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Executive Director, has arrived for a 2-day visit to Iran. During her trip to the capital, she will meet Government officials, donors and the UN community. She will also visit a camp hosting Afghan refugees, where WFP has been providing food assistance for many years. Read more

13 January 2014
WFP Expands Assistance To South Sudanese Fleeing Conflict, Condemns Looting Of Humanitarian Supplies

“WFP began providing food for displaced people within days of the outbreak of fighting, and we have already assisted at least 100,000 people in South Sudan since the conflict erupted in mid-December. But while we and our partners are reaching more people every day, we still face difficulties accessing some areas, and the looting of food and other assets from a number of our compounds and warehouses around the country, most recently in Bentiu on Thursday, greatly complicates our relief efforts.” Read more


WFP East and Central Africa Regional Director Valerie Guarnieri

24 December 2013
WFP Provides Food For South Sudanese Displaced By Current Conflict

“WFP has been working hard both to provide food assistance for South Sudanese civilians affected by this crisis, and to support humanitarian workers in need of relocation. We call on all parties to protect the lives of innocent civilians and to respect the neutrality of humanitarian workers as they try to assist those in need.” read more


 WFP South Sudan Country Director Chris Nikoi. 

23 December 2013
Rome-Based UN Agencies Join Forces On Food Losses

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a  joint project to tackle the global problem of food losses. Read more

18 December 2013
Aid Principals calling for decisive action to increase humanitarian access and funding for Syria crisis

Statement by Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director UN World Food Programme, Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and Anthony Lake, Executive Director UN Children's Fund. Read more

16 December 2013
WFP Scales Up Its Syria Emergency Operation As Growing Numbers Struggle For Food

“This is the worst humanitarian crisis that we have seen in decades, with every day more vulnerable Syrians pushed into hunger. One way of slowing the influx of refugees into neighbouring countries is by providing essential and urgently needed humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected Syrians inside their country” Read more


WFP’s Syria Emergency Coordinator, Muhannad Hadi

10 December 2013
Emergency Food Assistance Reaches People Displaced By Violence In Central African Republic

“The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic remains critical and will worsen as people continue  to be affected  by violence. WFP together with partners, needs to be in the front line to provide support and assist the most  vulnerable,” Read more


Guy Adoua, WFP Deputy Country Director.

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