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UN World Food Programme Mourns The Loss Of Respected Colleague Ayman Omar

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:08
DAMASCUS -- It is with great sadness that the staff of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Syria and beyond mark the death of their colleague Ayman Omar, Head of Security for WFP’s operation in Syria and the region.

WFP Renews Commitment To Combat Micronutrient Deficiencies In Pakistan

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 01:59
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) has extended its agreement with the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), an NGO dedicated to eliminating vitamin and mineral deficiencies, in order to continue its food fortification programme and to advocate for the need to address micronutrient-related malnutrition among the people of Pakistan.

Joint News Release: Children In South Sudan Cannot Wait For Famine Before World Acts

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:55
JUBA, 26 July 2014: The heads of UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action, as they met severely malnourished children and their mothers affected by the conflict in the world's newest country.

EU Provides Life-Saving Support To Internally Displaced In Yemen

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:42
SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed its gratitude to the European Union (EU) for its latest donation of €6 million (US$8 million), which will be used to provide food assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees, as well as supporting WFP’s efforts to combat malnutrition.

Kuwait Contribution To WFP Brings Food To Iraqis Displaced By Violence

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:38
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the government of Kuwait to help bring desperately-needed food to thousands of Iraqi families displaced from their homes due to the conflict that started in Mosul in June.

WFP Reaches Out To Conflict-Affected People In Gaza

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:11
GAZA – Two weeks of escalated violence have left more than 115,000 people in the Gaza Strip in urgent need of food assistance. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has already reached over 100,000 with emergency food rations since the crisis started but is running low on ready-to-eat food stocks as needs continue to increase.

WFP Airlifts Food To Displaced Families Amid Growing Hunger In Northeastern Syria

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:11
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started today airlifting food for a total of 50,000 of the most vulnerable displaced people in Syria’s northeastern Al Hassakeh governorate as food deliveries by road are blocked and concern is rising about growing needs.

European Commission Tops Up Contribution To WFP Sudan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:57
KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an additional contribution of €9.1 million (US$12.3 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its operations in Sudan.

50 Times More Food Moved By Air As WFP Tackles Multiple Emergencies

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:21
GENEVA – A surge of conflict in the first half of this year prompted a more than fifty-fold increase in the amount of life-saving food and goods moved globally by air by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reach those in need, compared to the same period last year.

Japan’s Ambassador Visits South Sudanese Refugees Assisted By WFP In Gambela

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:16
ADDIS ABABA – The Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Kazuhiro Suzuki, visited refugee camps in Gambela yesterday (Thursday 17 July) to see how the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing critically-needed food assistance to South Sudanese refugees, thanks to Japan’s contribution of US$4.2 million.

WFP Distributes Food During Ceasefire In Gaza

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:29
GAZA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has taken advantage of a five-hour humanitarian truce to provide emergency food assistance to thousands of people affected by the escalation in violence and to move food stocks into position around the Gaza Strip.

Joint Statement On Security Council Resolution 2165 On Humanitarian Access In Syria

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:56
NEW YORK/ ROME, 16 July, 2014 – We welcome Security Council Resolution 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria, which should enable us to reach up to 2.9 million more people with vital aid. This resolution represents a breakthrough in our efforts to get aid to Syrians in need.

UN World Food Programme Head To Visit Australia As Guest And Panellist Of The B20

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:19
SYDNEY – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin will make a two-day visit to Australia this week to participate in the Business 20 Australia (B20) Summit in Sydney on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 July.

Food Security Survey Shows 10 Million Yemenis Still Struggle For Food

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:45
SANA’A – Preliminary findings of a new survey by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) show that while food security has improved in some areas, over 10 million Yemenis – more than 40 percent of the population – don’t know where their next meal will come from.

WFP Providing Food To Refugees Fleeing Violence In Nigeria

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:47
YAOUNDE – As violence in northeastern Nigeria causes massive displacement, thousands of families have fled across the border into Cameroon where the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing humanitarian assistance despite insecurity and logistical challenges.

Japan Supports Refugees In Tanzania

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:34
DAR ES SALAAM – The Japanese government has contributed US$1.4 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to some 70,000 refugees in north-western Tanzania.

The New Logistics Hub Of United Nations In Spain, Key For Shipping Humanitarian Aid To Africa

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:29
The logistics hub of the World Food Program (WFP) at the Port of La Luz in Las Palmas, is part of the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot network (UNHRD), a network for global aid that can respond to any humanitarian crisis around the world in less than 48 hours. The Spanish Cooperation has funded the creation of this logistics hub to respond primarily to populations affected by humanitarian crises in West Africa.

UNICEF and WFP Stepping Up Assistance To Desperate People In Remote Areas Of South Sudan

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:43
JUBA – UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically and a hunger catastrophe is looming.

Cameroon: Alarming levels of malnutrition among refugee children and women from C.A.R.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 03:43
YAOUNDE/DAKAR, 3 July 2014 – In Cameroon, up to 1 out of 3 refugee children from Central African Republic suffer from malnutrition, a recent United Nations assessment found.

Canada Donates 6.7 Million Dollars Towards WFP Programmes In Pakistan

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 08:29
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$6.7 million from the Government of Canada for nutrition, school feeding and relief activities in Pakistan.