Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
BISSAU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun moving around a million books to almost 1,000 Guinea-Bissau schools on behalf of the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.
ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today confirmed the death of one of its staff members in a fatal attack in Ethiopia. "I am deeply saddened by this deplorable killing,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran. “This is the second deadly attack on a WFP humanitarian worker in less than a month.”
Fighting is blocking access to the Western Mountains of Libya where the World Food Programme believes food needs could be immense. I am increasingly concerned about the humanitarian situation and access to food for people trapped by the violence in this area. I am appealing to all parties for safe access and for an immediate ceasefire, so that we are able to assess the humanitarian situation and deliver food assistance.
CAIRO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a project in Upper Egypt to provide food assistance and reintegrate into the jobs market labourers who fled the violence in Libya.
ISTANBUL – As rising prices cast millions of families overnight into the ranks of the hungry, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called for global leadership to invest in nutrition.
MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the unanimous approval by the Spanish Senate of a motion urging the Government to promote the right to food and to continue playing an active role in the global fight against hunger.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an emergency food and nutrition operation to respond to urgent hunger needs among 3.5 million vulnerable people identified in a multi-agency food security survey that was completed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) last month.
CAIRO – A ship chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered more than 500 metric tons of food assistance, three ambulances, medical supplies and other relief items on behalf of humanitarian partners to the Libyan town of Misrata. This is the second time this month that a WFP-chartered vessel has delivered food and relief to the people of Misrata.
ROME -- It is with profound sadness that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today confirmed the death of one of its staff members in a fatal attack in Southern Sudan.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has established a life-saving humanitarian corridor to populations caught in violence in Western Libya, with the first convoy of trucks already moving food from Tunisia.