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Port-au-Prince – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said today that Haiti’s human capital will have a major role to play in providing safety nets for the most vulnerable, boosting local agriculture production and supporting local markets throughout the entire country in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake. 

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BRAZZAVILLE – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) today started to airlift urgent food assistance from Pointe Noire to Impfondo in Likouala province to reach tens of thousands of Congolese refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have moved into northern Republic of Congo (RoC).

ROME – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) today said it would welcome an independent investigation into its food assistance operations in Somalia. At the same time, the agency said it would not engage in any new work with three transport contractors named in a report from the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia, which alleged they were involved in arms-trading.

ROME – One month after a devastating earthquake shattered the lives of millions in Haiti, the World Food Program (WFP) is partnering with the Haitian government to roll out an urgent early recovery strategy for the millions affected by the disaster by using food and cash to empower local populations to rebuild their lives.

ROME – United Nations World Food Program Executive Director Josette Sheeran today thanked the world for generosity and compassion for the people of Haiti, with donors -- ranging from governments to companies and even internet gamers -- raising almost $230 million in cash and donating valuable goods and services.

JUBA – The number of people in southern Sudan in need of food assistance has more than quadrupled from almost 1 million in 2009 to 4.3 million this year because of conflict and drought, UN food agencies and Southern Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said today.


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