Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
DES MOINES, IOWA – The Howard G. Buffett Foundation today announced an expansion of its commitment to the World Food Programme’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative with a US$13 million grant over four years to help smallholder farmers in rural communities in Central America. The funding will support 24,000 farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua to access agricultural markets and increase their incomes, putting a special emphasis on involving female farmers.
ROME - Twenty-two countries are facing enormous challenges like repeated food crises and an extremely high prevalence of hunger due to a combination of natural disasters, conflict and weak institutions. These countries are in what is termed a protracted crisis, FAO said in its “State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010” hunger report published today together with the World Food Programme (WFP).
ISLAMABAD – With severe flooding continuing in the south and increasing needs, WFP is preparing to scale up operations to flood-affected populations in October, with plans to reach 7.1 million people.
ISLAMABAD – A helicopter contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver food assistance in flood-affected areas of Pakistan had to make a forced landing today in southern Sindh province. The incident took place during a mission to deliver high-energy biscuits to flood-affected populations.
We have signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement which aims to redouble our efforts to help the poor and hungry.
NEW YORK -- Meeting the Millennium Development Goals, particularly the most urgent one – to reduce the proportion of hungry people in the world by half by 2015 – requires not just shared vision and commitment but shared action on the ground. Today the solutions to ending hunger and poverty often involve a whole range of players working together in innovative ways.
New York - The World Food Programme is joining hands with private sector companies to develop innovative hunger solutions, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced today, following a major gathering of private sector companies during the United Nations General Assembly.
ROME –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today urged donors to provide additional financial support to meet urgent needs and help build the bridge between emergency food assistance and long term recovery in Pakistan.
ROME – As harvest time approaches in the Eastern Sahel, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that rates of malnutrition among children remain at critical levels in Chad.