ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today officially launched the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative in Ethiopia. Through the project financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WFP plans to support almost 70,000 smallholder farmers by purchasing some 126,000 metric tons of food over the next five years.
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 Program (WFP) in the fight against global hunger.
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.
BAGHDAD – The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a cash-for-work programme in Iraq to help some of the poorest sections of Iraqi society earn enough money to pay for food that might otherwise be beyond their reach.
PORT AU PRINCE –The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, today announced a scale-up of cash and food for work activities, school meals and nutrition programmes to support the Haitian people in building a better, stronger Haiti.
NEW YORK, NY - Five-time Grammy Award winner, Christina Aguilera, was today named “Ambassador Against Hunger” for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) – an appointment she revealed during her appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) announced it is more than doubling the number of hungry people it feeds in Niger, providing assistance to 2.3 million people caught in a worsening food crisis caused by drought in the eastern Sahel.
KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is changing the way it does business in Uganda’s drought-prone Karamoja region, with the launch of an emergency operation next week, alongside a new program designed to better address the underlying causes of food shortages and malnutrition.