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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Journalists
3 October 2012

WFP And PepsiCo-Tomooh Support Food-For-Education In Upper Egypt For The Fifth Year

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and PepsiCo have celebrated the fifth phase of a partnership designed to improve school attendance and combat malnutrition with the signing of an agreement with the Pepsico Tomooh education programme.

Journalists
27 September 2012

UN Women, FAO, IFAD And WFP: Empowerment Of Women In Rural Areas Is Pre-Requisite For Global Food Security

New York/Rome, 27 September 2012 – UN Women and the three Rome-based United Nations agencies working on food and agriculture today launched a joint programme to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.

Responding to Emergencies
25 September 2012

WFP Pakistan Begins Food Distributions To Flood-Affected In Sindh; Funds Urgently Needed To Gear Up

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun food distributions to tens of thousands of people affected by monsoon floods in Sindh province, with plans to gear up operations to reach the most severely affected areas of Balochistan.

Journalists
24 September 2012

Matching Generosity Helps WFP Provide Tens Of Thousands Of Meals To School Children

DUBAI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) closed its Ramadan fundraising and awareness campaign with enough online donations – when matched by the Rotary Club of Dubai – to provide 400,000 school meals to underprivileged school children.

Hunger in the news
21 September 2012

WFP Expresses Concern About The Dramatic Increase Of Displaced People In Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

KINSHASA – The World Food Programme (WFP) expresses concern about the dramatic increase of displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are in dire need of humanitarian support, including food assistance.

Hunger in the news
20 September 2012

WFP Thanks Ethiopian Authorities For Successful Airdrop Operation To South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Ethiopia has expressed its gratitude to the Ethiopian authorities in facilitating airdrops of badly needed food to refugee camps in South Sudan.

Journalists
20 September 2012

WFP Hosts Google+ Hangout On Humanitarian Operations In Syria

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today providing journalists and the online public with a unique opportunity to hear the latest on food relief operations in Syria from a senior staff member who has spent the last five days in Homs, Yabroud and Damascus.

Contributions to WFP
20 September 2012

Brazil Donates 5,000 Metric Tons Of Rice To WFP Emergency Operation In The Gambia

BANJUL – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) received a donation of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of Brazil towards its emergency operations in the Gambia.

Hunger in the news
19 September 2012

Date Bars Produced In Gaza On Their Way To West Bank School Children

JERUSALEM  – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is transporting more than one million date bars produced in the Gaza Strip to the West Bank; the second batch of locally produced school snacks to be sent by WFP from the impoverished strip.

Contributions to WFP
19 September 2012

WFP Pakistan Begins Distributions Of Wheat Flour From Government Contribution

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today started the distribution of wheat flour from a Pakistan Government contribution of 50,000 metric tons of wheat, valued at US$16 million, to people displaced by law and order operations in the northwest of the country.

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