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Democratic Republic of Congo: UN Agencies in Urgent Bid to Prevent Famine in Kasai

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:33:49 +0000

KINSHASA – In a stark warning, three UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) – say time is running out to save hundreds of thousands of lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  



#FoodforThought: Cheil KSA and WFP team up to raise awareness about hunger in the Middle East

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:43:53 +0000

JEDDAH – The award-winning marketing solutions agency Cheil KSA launched today a social media campaign in the Middle East to support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in building a world with zero hunger.



Four USAID-Funded Mobile Cranes Arrive At Yemen's Largest Red Sea Port

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:32:48 +0000

SANA’A – A ship carrying four mobile cranes purchased by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has arrived in Yemen’s Hodeidah Port to allow faster delivery of relief items for Yemeni families in the grips of the world’s biggest hunger crisis.



Food Rations For Refugees In Rwanda Are Reduced Amidst Funding Shortfalls

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:42:04 +0000

KIGALI - The World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) appealed today to donors to contribute funds so that a 25 percent reduction from January onwards in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda can be reversed as soon as possible.



European Commission Provides Vital Support To WFP Humanitarian Effort In Northeast Nigeria

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:49:35 +0000

ABUJA –  In 2017, famine was averted in Northeast Nigeria. Through its civil protection and humanitarian arm, ECHO, the European Commission contributed significantly to this achievement by contributing a total of €20.3 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Of this sum, more than a third – €7.3 million – directly allowed the UN agency to save lives threatened by hunger.



New Rohingya Arrivals In Bangladesh At Risk From Poor Diets

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:04:41 +0000

COX’S BAZAR – A new study shows that although more than 90 percent of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar have received emergency food assistance, a major concern is limited access to a well-diversified and balanced diet.



WHO, WFP and UNICEF: Yemen’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another 1,000

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:00:33 +0000

WHO, WFP and UNICEF appeal for humanitarian access and an end to conflict, as 75 per cent of population now in need of urgent assistance.



Donor Support Underpins WFP’s Assistance To Malian Refugees In Mauritania

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:03:24 +0000

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Canada, the European Union (ECHO), Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), which have sustained assistance to refugees in Mauritania in 2017. The US$11.7 million in funding has allowed the agency to provide uninterrupted support to some 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp.



European Commission Provides Vital Support For WFP Food Assistance In Syria

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:00:45 +0000

DAMASCUS – This year, the European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) contributed US$22.8 million for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide life-saving food assistance for families across Syria.



DFID And WFP Sign Multi-Year Agreement To Change Lives In Sudan

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:08:33 +0000

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will contribute £32.5 million in support of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Sudan over the next three years.



DFID And WFP Sign Multi-Year Agreement To Change Lives In Sudan

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:08:23 +0000

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will contribute £32.5 million in support of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Sudan over the next two years.



Landmark Contribution From China Enables WFP To Assist 158,000 People In Pakistan

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:32:59 +0000

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is grateful for a landmark contribution by China that will provide food and nutrition assistance to displaced people and returnee families in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).



WFP Chief Welcomes New Leader At Partner Agency UNICEF

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:26:34 +0000

ROME – The  head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley congratulates Henrietta H. Fore on her appointment as the new Executive Director of sister agency UNICEF.   



As Yemen humanitarian crisis escalates, small number of governments step up to save lives

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:24:54 +0000

ROME – With more than eight million people now dependent on food assistance for survival in Yemen, the fate of those caught up in the country’s long running conflict is now in the hands of a small number of donor governments. Nearly 80 percent of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) funding for Yemen this year has been provided by the United States, Germany, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, with the US providing the largest single amount (US$386 million).



WFP Launches First Emergency Logistics Simulation Training

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:00:59 +0000

ADDIS ABABA – On 15 December, WFP kicked off the organization’s first ever Emergency Logistics Simulation Training to be held in Ethiopia.



Funding From Germany Underpins WFP Cash Assistance To Conflict-Affected Iraqis

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:38:20 +0000

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €4.4 million (US$5.2 million) from the Government of Germany, which will provide cash-based assistance to almost a quarter of a million Iraqis for one month.  



FAO and WFP step up efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:37:01 +0000

Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo



WFP Supports Tajikistan Emergency Preparedness And Response

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:06:16 +0000

DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working closely with the Government of Tajikistan so it is better prepared for disasters and the impact of a changing climate. 



Germany Steps Up Support For Food Security In Mozambique

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:17:30 +0000

MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an additional contribution of €2.6 million from Germany to support food security, resilience building and school feeding activities in Mozambique in 2018. The contribution, channeled through the German Development Bank (KfW), builds on a previous grant of more than €13 million provided by the German Government in late 2016 for WFP operations in Mozambique this year.



First National Conference On Rice Fortification In Nepal Seeks New Solutions For Undernutrition

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:02:49 +0000

KATHMANDU – Enriching rice with essential vitamins and minerals could hold the key to a healthier, more productive future for the people of Nepal. This is the premise of the first national conference on rice fortification, convened in Kathmandu by the Department of Health Services, Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, and the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) in association with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The event runs on 18 and 19 December.