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Urgent Need To Strengthen Food Systems As COVID-19 Drives Up Numbers Of Hungry People Worldwide

Friday, 16 October 2020, 4:18 pm | World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today joins its sister agencies in calling for global action to improve the systems that produce and distribute the food we eat, so that they can better withstand shocks including the COVID-19 pandemic ... More >>

School Feeding Crucial in Crisis, Yet Most Needy Miss Out

Sunday, 26 May 2013, 12:37 pm | World Food Programme

The State of School Feeding Worldwide report is being launched by the UN World Food Programme, providing a global picture and analysis of school feeding programmes and data on how governments use school meals as a “safety net” in times of crisis. More >>

WFP Resumes Airlifts of Emergency Food in Mali

Saturday, 21 April 2012, 2:31 pm | World Food Programme

The World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that the airlift of emergency food had resumed in Mali, where an estimated 1.2 million people are in need of assistance. More >>

WFP Welcomes G8 Resolve To Tackle World Hunger

Friday, 11 July 2008, 9:27 am | World Food Programme

'What we have seen at the G8 summit is the resolve to help protect the poorest from the devastating effect of high food prices and to find long term solutions to the food crisis,' said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme. More >>

Darfur Ration Cuts Continue; Urgent Action Needed

Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 2:43 pm | World Food Programme

WFP joined sister humanitarian agencies in Sudan calling for an urgent end to bandit attacks on trucks that have forced it to drastically reduce rations for millions of people in need in Darfur, and for more frequent escorts for truck convoys. More >>

WFP 2007 Food Aid Flows Report

Wednesday, 11 June 2008, 8:39 pm | World Food Programme

Food aid deliveries have decreased almost continuously since 1999, when they amounted to 15 million tons. A number of trends with regard to food aid have emerged recently. These trends have changed the profile of food aid quite dramatically over the years. More >>

WFP Food Aid Flights Arrive Yangon Morning 8 May

Thursday, 8 May 2008, 11:43 am | World Food Programme

"Time is of the essence and we are already reaching storm victims with food. We are mobilising all possible resources to save lives given the massive disruption in food, water, and shelter caused by this storm," said WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran. More >>

WFP Food Aid Now Reaching Cyclone-Hit Burma

Wednesday, 7 May 2008, 6:42 pm | World Food Programme

WFP has begun distributing food in cyclone-damaged areas of Yangon as it ramped up efforts to respond to the looming humanitarian needs in the southern coastal regions of Myanmar hardest hit by the powerful Cyclone Nargis three days ago More >>

Hunger In 2007: Inspired Help From A Caring World

Wednesday, 2 January 2008, 12:25 pm | World Food Programme

The growing problem of global hunger has inspired new, creative efforts to galvanize more support to feed a hungry planet. In 2007, the Internet helped make the hungry world a smaller place for people wanting to support WFP. More >>

WFP Urges Restraint - Gaza Warehouse Destruction

Tuesday, 3 December 2002, 9:27 am | World Food Programme

Rome, 2 December 2002 - In response to the weekend demolition of a WFP warehouse by the Israeli Defence Forces, WFP is urging the Israeli government to observe humanitarian principles and compensate the agency for its losses. More >>