Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
“WFP is pulling out all the stops to keep providing desperately needed food to refugees in Upper Nile State. People in camps have told me how they arrived weak and hungry after weeks of trekking and foraging in the forest before crossing the border. Our food assistance has been a lifeline to more than 100,000 refugees in Maban County, but continuing that lifesaving support will require some extraordinary measures given the size of the refugee influx into an area with limited infrastructure.” (WFP South Sudan Country Director Chris Nikoi)
DAMASCUS/ROME – Up to 3 million people are in need of food, crop and livestock assistance over the coming year, according to a recent assessment carried out by the United Nations and the Syrian government.
DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has sent food assistance for distribution to 28,000 people in Aleppo over the next few days, following reports of shortages of food, gas and electricity after weeks of violence in Syria’s largest city.
HARARE – A new report on food needs in Zimbabwe says that nearly one in five rural people in the country – an estimated 1.6 million people – are likely to need food assistance during the peak of the coming “hunger season.” The number of people in need is 60 percent higher than the one million who needed food assistance during the last lean season.
NEW YORK - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Kingdom of Spain today announced a new initiative to speed up rapid and efficient response to hunger crises.
DHAKA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has confirmed a vital contribution of US$1.5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue food and nutrition support to up to 31,000 refugees in south-eastern Bangladesh.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed its appreciation of the United States Government’s early and strategic response to 2012’s greatest humanitarian crises and hunger hotspots.
LILONGWE –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), along with Government and other partners, is gearing up to meet a large rise in Malawi’s food needs due to localised crop failure and high prices. Compared to the previous lean season, eight times as many Malawians will need food assistance in coming months.
MOGADISHU– Japan will continue to support the people of Somalia and the United Nations World Food Programme’s work in the country – that was the message brought by the Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi, Mr.Yoichiro Yamada, Tuesday in a one-day visit to the Somali capital.