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14 March 2014

COLOMBO – The Government of Sri Lanka today delivered the first part of a donation of 50,000 metric tons of rice, valued at about US$22 million, to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for distribution to people in need in Sri Lanka and ten other countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.


1 August 2013

COLOMBO – Nearly 170 schools in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu in Northern Sri Lanka have received new kitchen utensils, bowls and spoons from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) to supplement the school meals programmes implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The grant of Sri Lankan Rupees 2.4 million (US$ 18,200) is part of GIZ’s efforts to help reintegrate internally displaced people in the Vanni Region, and will benefit more than 32,000 children.


29 May 2012

COLOMBO – More than one thousand school children from forty different schools in northern Sri Lanka have today received US$ 35,000 worth of sporting equipment thanks to the generous donation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the United Nations World Food Programme.


19 April 2012

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$2.2 million donation of white rice and beans from the Government of Brazil.


20 March 2012

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed its first ever donation from the Government of Sri Lanka to food operations abroad – a consignment of white rice worth US$4 million for WFP’s programmes in the Horn of Africa.


27 May 2011

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today donated a number of items, including computers software and motorbikes to help support the post-harvest and local food production activities of the Ministries of Agriculture and Irrigation Water Resource Management.

Floods
16 February 2011

COLOMBO –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a 700,000 Euros, (approximately U$ 1 million) donation from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) to provide urgent food supplies to communities affected by recent monsoon floods.

Floods
9 February 2011

For the second time in less than a month, battering monsoon rains have forced tens of thousands of Sri Lankans to flee their homes across vast swathes of the country, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is now delivering life-saving food supplies to 500,000 people.

Floods
8 February 2011

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)  is scaling up emergency food assistance to about 500,000 people in districts of Sri Lanka that have been hardest hit by a second wave of flooding within a month.


7 June 2010

ROME– Tens of thousands of people yesterday took to the streets in cities around the world to show their support for the work of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the fight against global hunger.