Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme is delivering desperately needed food to thousands of people fleeing violent clashes, many of whom are trapped in neighbourhoods in southern Kyrgyzstan’s main city Osh.
This week Haitians in Jacmel who have been clearing rubble, installing drainage and making other community improvements are receiving cash and food wages as part of WFP’s new food and cash for work programmes. For most people these are the first wages they’ve earned since the earthquake struck on January 12.
BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an emergency operation to provide logistics and feed civilians caught in the humanitarian crisis in Kyrgyzstan, while calling on all sides to allow the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian supplies, particularly in the country’s second city, Osh.
ROME – As the World Cup approaches, Brazilian football star, and former FIFA World Player of the Year, Kaka , is kicking off a coaching campaign for the World Food Programme, aimed at teaching young people the importance of fighting hunger and the best tactics to help the one billion people on earth who don’t have enough to eat each day.
Today we have had the great pleasure of welcoming the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, on her first visit to the World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome.
ROME– Tens of thousands of people yesterday took to the streets in cities around the world to show their support for the work of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the fight against global hunger.
ROME - This Sunday, thousands of people around the world will be taking to the streets for the annual “End Hunger: Walk the World” event. The walk unites people from all over the world in a common belief: that hunger is unacceptable, and we must put our energy, creativity and resources behind the eradication of child malnutrition.
DAVOS – Weather insurance can have a sustainable role in protecting poor farmers from going bankrupt after drought or floods, according to a study released today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
PORT AU PRINCE – As the hurricane season officially opens, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today outlined emergency readiness plans to help Haiti meet the challenges of potentially devastating rains and tropical storms.
Tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that left 180 people dead, thousands homeless and caused immeasurable damage, was a cruel reminder of the vulnerability of Central America as we head in to the hurricane season.