Amid international concern about soaring food and fuel costs, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Josette Sheeran, will visit Ethiopia from 1-2 April – a year after her inaugural visit in April 2007 – and Kenya from 2-3 April.
Brazil and AC Milan star Kaka, a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger, accepted the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year award today with a moving reminder to all sports fans that it takes more than pure talent to become the best soccer player in the world.
WFP appeals for urgent support to the Dominican Republic where for the second time in just over a month, a tropical storm has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in search of shelter and food.
The fight to end child hunger will take centre stage at the Galle Cricket Ground on Saturday 15 December when senior members of the England cricket team turn out to raise awareness about the plight of the hundreds of millions of children around the world who know what it is like to go hungry.
The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announce the launch of a new three year programme for continuing food assistance for 1.8 million Cambodians at a Phnom Penh ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Samdech Hun Sen.
With the United Nations Climate Change Conference drawing to an end in Bali, Indonesia, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, calls on governments and humanitarian organisations to take urgent steps to help people adapt to climate change to mitigate its effects on their lives and their children’s future.
Expressing their “deepest concern”, the three Rome-based UN Agencies – FAO, the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development – warned today that climate change is a major challenge to world food security and will increase hunger and malnutrition unless immediate action is taken.
WFP has launched an emergency relief effort to deliver food and supplies to thousands of people driven from their homes by floods that began late last week and have now inundated dozens of communities across central Sudan.