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WFP Ambassadors
14 October 2009

WFP Names First Chinese Ambassador To Celebrate 30th Anniversary

BEIJING -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) celebrated 30 years of cooperation with China by appointing the legendary Olympic gymnast, Li Ning its first ever Chinese Ambassador Against Hunger at a ceremony in ...
Food Security Analysis
14 October 2009

Economic Crisis Is Devastating For World's Hungry

The sharp spike in hunger triggered by the global economic crisis has hit the poorest people in developing countries hardest, revealing a fragile world food system in urgent need of reform, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Statement
6 October 2009

Statement On Number Of Casualties In Attack On WFP Offices In Islamabad, Pakistan

Five people working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have now been confirmed dead after what local police are describing as a suicide bomb attack at the offices of WFP in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. The ...
Responding to Emergencies
6 October 2009

Update - Statement On Explosion At WFP Offices In Islamabad, Pakistan

Four people working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have been confirmed dead after what local police are describing as a suicide bomb attack at the offices of WFP in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. ...
Responding to Emergencies
6 October 2009

Statement On Explosion At WFP Offices In Islamabad, Pakistan

There has been an explosion at the offices of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.  The explosion took place in the early afternoon local time.  Three WFP staff members ...
Responding to Emergencies
6 October 2009

WFP Mobilizes Helicopters, Boats and Food to Support Relief Effort in the Philippines

MANILA – In the face of mounting logistical challenges, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ramped up its relief efforts in the Philippines by shipping in helicopters and inflatable boats to provide food ...
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 ...

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