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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
3 October 2009

LAOS: First WFP Emergency Food Deliveries Reach Villagers Affected By Ketsana

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing first emergency food assistance to communities in Sekong affected by Typhoon Ketsana. In the worst hit areas, provincial authorities are distributing ...
Responding to Emergencies
2 October 2009

Laos: WFP Rolls Out Rapid Response to Reach Flood Victims as Region Braces for More Storms

VIENTIANE  – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly expanding its operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to reach flood-affected populations following a typhoon which hit the ...
Responding to Emergencies
1 October 2009

Statement By WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, On Spate Of Natural Disasters In Asia

Today we have seen another wave of devastation and human suffering, caused by powerful earthquakes which have ripped through Sumatra, the tsunami which struck the Samoan islands, while people in South East Asia are being ...
Responding to Emergencies
1 October 2009

WFP Boosts Philippines Relief Efforts To Reach Growing Number Of Storm Victims

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly expanding its relief operation in the Philippines to provide vital food assistance to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by severe flooding in the ...
Responding to Emergencies
29 September 2009

Statement By WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, On Recurrent Drought In Uganda

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is concerned about the succession of poor rainy seasons in Uganda which have left more than two million people in need of urgent food assistance. In the northeastern province of ...
Preventing Hunger
28 September 2009

WFP and Millennium Villages Unite to Cut Hunger and Malnutrition

UNITED NATIONS – Highlighting the growing challenge of hunger and malnutrition and the urgent need for solutions and partnerships, the World Food Programme and the Millennium Villages project today announced plans to ...
Responding to Emergencies
28 September 2009

Statement By WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, On Devastation In The Philippines Following Deadly Storm

WFP is working closely with the authorities in the Philippines, assisting thousands of Filipinos whose lives were devastated after Saturday’s deadly tropical storm tore through the country, flooding people’s ...
Food For Assets
27 September 2009

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on food security summit at UN

(Josette Sheeran released the following statement after a September 26 summit chaired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.)

Nutrition
26 September 2009

Statement by WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, on Project Laserbeam

Today, WFP is uniting with leading food multinationals to focus like a laserbeam on the urgent challenge of child malnutrition.

25 September 2009

Global Companies Join Forces With WFP To End Hunger

NEW YORK -- The UN World Food Programme today announced a groundbreaking multi-million dollar programme which harnesses the power of leading multinational companies to work together to end hunger and malnutrition among ...

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