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.
21 July 2011
Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is today (21 July) travelling to Somalia to view WFP’s ongoing operations to feed vulnerable and hungry people affected by severe drought and conflict. Sheeran will return to Nairobi, Kenya this evening.
12 July 2011
The drought afflicting the Horn of Africa region has left millions at the mercy of hunger, threatening the livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists, and putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk. Protecting the brains and bodies of young children, and pregnant and lactating women through special nutritional food is our top priority.
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