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WFP Iraq Expands Emergency Assistance To People Affected By Al-Anbar Crisis

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:44
BAGHDAD – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) started this month providing emergency food assistance to almost quarter of a million people who have been affected by fighting in Al-Anbar.

Final Part Of 21,800-Ton US wheat Donation Offloaded In Yemen’s Hudaydah Port

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 02:03
SANA’A – The US bulk carrier, MV Captain Steven L. Bennett, has discharged its cargo of 7,300 metric tons of wheat in the Yemeni port of Hudaydah, the final part of a 21,800-metric ton donation of wheat to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) from the United States Government’s Food for Peace office.

WFP Contracts Private Company To Market Quality Grain At Its Gulu Warehouse

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:23
KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has leased its 5,000 metric ton capacity warehouse in Gulu town to a private company Afgri-Gulu Ltd, for a groundbreaking venture that will conduct normal grain trade and at the same time operate the warehouse receipt system. The development will empower more than 9,000 smallholder farmer groups.

Bangladesh Needs More Support To Build Resilience Against Climate Change

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 03:44
DHAKA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ambassadors of the Kingdoms of the Netherlands and Norway this week reviewed programmes aimed at improving resilience to natural disasters and agreed that Bangladesh needed more support in this key area.

France Contributes €500,000 To WFP’s Food Assistance For Syrian Refugees In Jordan

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:42
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a fresh contribution of €500,000 (US$684,000) from the Government of France towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan.

WFP Congratulates His Highness The Amir Of Kuwait On Being Honoured By UN Secretary-General

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 04:09
ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today congratulated His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as the UN paid tribute to his leading support for humanitarian causes, particularly the Syria crisis.

WFP Dispatches Food For Record Number Of Syrians As Fears Rise About Impact Of Drought

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 02:02
DAMASCUS/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided assistance to a record 4 million people in Syria last month but a special report published today highlights how a potential drought would strain the country’s already fragile food security situation.

Kuwait Contribution Of US$35 Mln Provides Syrians With Lifeline Through WFP

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:51
ROME – Amid mounting concerns at deepening suffering caused by the conflict in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution from the State of Kuwait of US$35 million to help provide much-needed food assistance to tens of thousands of Syrians both inside and outside their country.

Deepening Crisis In CAR Devastating People's Ability To Support Themselves

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:42
UN report says immediate support for food and livelihoods needed to meet “acute and complex emergency”

Swiss Contribution Will Boost Nutrition For Mothers And Children In Sudan

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 03:56
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed two contributions from the government of Switzerland that will improve the poor nutritional status of children, pregnant women and nursing mothers in Sudan.

Cost of Hunger in Africa Study: A Regional Look at the Price of child undernutrition in Africa

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:48
Abuja, 28 March: The first report of the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) Study that unveils the crushing impact of child undernutrition on the economies of four African countries was launched today in Abuja, Nigeria during a high level event organized on the sidelines of the Seventh Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.

UN Rome-Based Agencies Reveal Food Security And Nutrition Targets For Post-2015 Agenda

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:18
Liberian President and Italian Vice-Minister join high-level meeting of FAO, IFAD, WFP.

UNHCR, WFP Leaders Witness Shocking State Of South Sudanese Refugees During Ethiopia Visit

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:44
ADDIS ABABA, 2 April 2014 - As tens of thousands of South Sudanese continue to flee their conflict-torn homeland, the heads of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) travelled to Ethiopia's border region of Gambella from neighboring South Sudan to meet refugees who recently fled the conflict.

WFP And UN Refugee Agency Alarmed At Scale Of Needs In South Sudan

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:23
JUBA, 1 April 2014 –The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) today warned that the crisis in South Sudan could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support the civilians who are struggling to survive.

UAE Contributes To WFP Saving Lives In Syria Conflict

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 02:00
ROME/GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of US$31 million from the Government of the United Arab Emirates towards its emergency humanitarian operations in Syria.

Rome Agencies Host President Of Liberia For Event On Global Development Agenda

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 03:10
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) invite journalists to attend a news conference to mark a special event organised by the Rome-based agencies in honour of Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.

Heads Of WFP And UNHCR Visit S Sudan And Ethiopia Amid Alarming Spread Of Hunger And Displacement

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 00:54
JUBA, 31 March 2014 – Alarmed at the impact of ongoing violence in South Sudan, the heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) arrived here today on a joint trip to meet conflict-affected people and to review the on-going response and needs amid a spiralling humanitarian crisis.

Relief Supplies Reach Remote Akobo In South Sudan, With Joint Operation By UNICEF and WFP

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 04:51
Emergency distribution points set up as crisis escalates JUBA – An urgent operation to deliver food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital relief supplies to one of the most isolated areas of conflict-affected South Sudan has begun today, as part of a joint response by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

WFP Executive Director Addresses The DIHAD Conference In Dubai

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:11
DUBAI – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin delivered a keynote speech today at the 11th Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD) on women in disasters.

Central African Republic Exodus Worsens Regional Humanitarian Crisis: WFP

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:42
YAOUNDE – Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), said today that the exodus of approximately 296,000 people from the Central African Republic (CAR) into neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Republic of Congo, is creating a regional crisis in countries that were already short of food.