UN agency and Citigroup launch emergency network to speed aid for disaster victims

The private sector pledged further support for United Nations relief work today with the launch at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, of a major new partnership between the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Citigroup to deliver pre-planned aid as soon as the next disaster strikes, be it tsunami, earthquake or hurricane.

UN food agency hails Oscar nominations for supporters of its humanitarian cause

The World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the Academy Award nominations for the actors Djimon Hounsou and Penelope Cruz, who have recorded public service announcements and undertaken other work to champion the cause of the United Nations humanitarian agency.