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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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29 May 2013

Saudi Dates Help WFP Deliver Ramadan Gift

KABUL – Thousands of the poorest Afghan families will be able to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan with an evening serving of delicious, nutritious dates thanks to a contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

28 May 2013

Vice Minister Visits WFP-Supported Projects Tackling Climate Change In NTB

LOMBOK, WEST NUSA TENGGARA – Vice Minister of the National Development Planning/Vice Chairman of the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) Dr Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo today visited projects in Central Lombok supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that are designed enhance community food security and resilience to natural disasters.

27 May 2013

Saudi Arabia Sends 340 MetricTons Of Dates To Refugees In Southern Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a 340 metric ton donation of dates, worth more than US$680,000, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

School Meals
24 May 2013

School Feeding Crucial In Crisis Times, Yet The Most Needy Still Miss Out, New Report Finds

ROME – The State of School Feeding Worldwide report is being launched today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), providing for the first time a global picture and analysis of school feeding programmes in well-off countries as well as in developing nations, and data on how governments use school meals as a “safety net” in times of crisis.

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22 May 2013

HNA Group, WFP Sign Agreement To Provide School Meals For Children In Ghana

BEIJING –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a new partnership with HNA Group – a leading China-based corporation - to fight hunger globally.

School Meals
21 May 2013

Global Child Nutrition Forum 2013 Kicks Off In Brazil

BRASILIA – Close to 300 delegates from 37 countries are converging today on  Costa do Sauípe, Brazil, to exchange experiences and debate options to strengthen school feeding programmes for millions of children worldwide at the Global Child Nutrition Forum 2013. 

21 May 2013

WFP Donates Equipment Worth 7.4 Million Rupees To KP Health Department

Peshawar – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today handed over medical and information technology equipment worth over 7.4 million rupees to the Health Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

21 May 2013

Food Security And Nutritional Status In Egypt Worsening Amidst Economic Challenges

CAIRO – Poverty and food insecurity in Egypt have risen significantly over the last three years according to joint reports released today by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the government’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Contributions to WFP
16 May 2013

Saudi Arabia Supports WFP Development Programmes In Egypt To Promote Education And Combat Hunger

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a generous donation of 561  metric tons of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, worth 5.5 million Egyptian Pounds (approximately US$790,000), to support WFP development projects in Egypt.

16 May 2013

New Road To Spur Development And Improve Lives In Baitadi

KATHMANDU - The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and German development agency Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), today inaugurated a new road that connects remote villages of Baitadi district in far-western Nepal, providing communities with better access to markets, health centres, schools and other key facilities.

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