22 June 2015
ALGIERS – To mark World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) organized a Ramadan iftar (meal served at sunset) at the National Foundation Centre for the Promotion of Youth and Sport Initiatives. Refugees participated, alongside government representatives, diplomats and partners in order to demonstrate that they are ordinary people living through extraordinary circumstances. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children’s fund (UNICEF) also attended the event, at which UNHCR urged the international community to respond to recent funding cuts.
16 June 2015
A shipment of 252 MT of dates, part of the yearly donation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) was cleared at the customs of the Port of Oran in the frame of WFP’s humanitarian assistance in Algeria.
25 February 2015
ALGIERS – The World Food Programme (WFP) and other UN agencies appealed today to donors to support the food needs of refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria, warning of insufficient funding to cover their needs in the second half of this year.
20 October 2014
ALGIERS / MADRID – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of EUR 1.5 million from the Government of Spain to provide food assistance to the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf in western Algeria.
1 September 2008
The Philippines Government awards a Presidential Citation to Gene Luna, a Filipina staff member of WFP, who died during the tragic bombings in Algiers last month.
12 December 2007
WFP mourns the loss of a staff member who was killed together with at least 45 other people in Tuesday’s terrorist bombing in Algiers.
16 October 2007
FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.
16 October 2007
Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
7 September 2007
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1 million contribution from the United States to provide food aid to the most vulnerable Western Saharan refugees in Algeria.
13 November 2006
The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, has called on the international community not to forget the plight of the Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, tens of thousands of whom are still entirely dependent on external assistance to survive, some three decades after fleeing a territorial dispute.
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