29 January 2013
NAIROBI – The U.N. World Food Programme has begun providing food assistance in the southern Somali city of Kismayo for the first time in more than four years. Conflict and insecurity have prevented WFP and many other humanitarian agencies from working in the area, but improved security and access now make it possible to reach Kismayo’s most vulnerable people.
19 December 2012
NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for urgent funding to continue providing food assistance as planned to more than 550,000 refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in northern Kenya
16 October 2012
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) honours World Food Day (16 October) by reaffirming its dedication to work with communities, civil society, governments and the private sector to end hunger in our lifetimes.
16 August 2012
Nairobi – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1 million (about Ksh. 85 million) contribution from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support people still suffering from the effects of the devastating drought in 2011... WFP is using the donation to support recovery and resilience building activities in arid districts including Turkana.
30 July 2012
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of wheat flour from the Russian Federation worth US$2 million (about Ksh. 170 million) to provide assistance to vulnerable people in Kenya, including the drought-affected poor and refugees.
18 June 2012
The Republic of Zambia has donated food commodities worth about US$100,000 (about Ksh. 8.3 million) to support refugees in camps at Dadaab in northeastern Kenya.
31 May 2012
The World Food Programme (WFP) in Kenya has received dates worth US$ 671,000 (about Ksh 56 million) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the refugees in Kakuma and Dadaab camps. The 200 metric tonnes (mt) are part of a 4,000 mt donation of dates to WFP programmes in various countries.
29 May 2012
The government of Japan has contributed an additional US$ 6.5 million to the United Nation World Food Programme (WFP) to help the agency feed nearly 3.4 million vulnerable people in Kenya, including school children, refugees, and the drought-affected poor. The new contribution brings Japan’s total support for WFP’s food assistance programmes in Kenya to US$ 22.9 million (about Ksh 1.9 billion) in the last 12 months.
5 March 2012
ROME – A 13-year-old Kenyan girl and her classmates will join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) live via video technology tomorrow, opening a rare window on life in one of the poorest districts of Nairobi.
15 December 2011
Renowned recording artist Sami Yusuf is to donate the proceeds of a new single to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in support of humanitarian operations in the drought-hit Horn of Africa.
- Food shortage crisis in Dadaab refugee camp Source: ABC News (Australia)
- Data drip: 'Smart' handpumps send signal that water has run out Source: The Guardian
- Kenya: Floods displace thousands, destroy crops Source: IRIN
- Insurance helps Kenya's herders protect against drought Source: CNN
- Mother Rescued From Slide Into Severe Malnutrition Source: Footcircles