Congo Country content en WFP Welcomes Vital Funding for School Meals from US Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will provide daily school meals for nearly half a million children in four countries over the next several years through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program.  School Meals Bangladesh Congo Lao People’s Democratic Republic Nepal Africa Americas Asia School Meals Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:11:11 +0000 WFP 651499 at Second Africa Day Of School Feeding Celebrated In Brazzaville, Republic Of Congo Congo Brazzaville: The second edition of the African Day of School Meals was officially launched and celebrated on Wednesday 1 March 2017, under the patronage of the Congolese government, to the theme: “Home Grown School Feeding: Investment in Youth and Children for Harnessing the Demographic Dividend”. Congo Global Africa Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:12:51 +0000 WFP 650957 at Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations. Contributions to WFP Congo Djibouti Gambia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Japan Liberia Madagascar Rwanda Sierra Leone Sri Lanka Uganda Global Africa Asia Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 WFP 650311 at Republic Of Congo: Urban Safety Net A video from Sophia Robele Stories Congo English Africa Video stories Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:02:17 +0000 WFP 646904 at Assistance to Refugees in the Republic of Congo Since 2011, WFP has been running an operation to fight hunger and food-borne diseases in the Republic of Congo by improving the food and nutrition security of refugees. Most of these come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), first arriving in 2009 as a result of tribal conflict, and from Central African Republic (CAR), having fled fighting in 2013. WFP currently assists some 16,000 DRC refugees and more than 15,000 CAR refugees through general food distributions in Likouala department. Congo CAR refugees général food distributions refugees vulnerable groups Global Central African Republic emergency Refugees and IDPs Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:20:05 +0000 WFP 645138 at School meals in the Republic of Congo WFP's school meals programme serves daily hot meals to some 85,000 primary school children in the Republic of Congo. WFP is assisting more than 530 schools in the departments of Lékoumou, Cuvette, Plateaux, Pool and Bouenza. The programme aims to boost school attendance, retention and completion of primary education while also reducing micronutrient deficiencies. Of the 85,000 students originally targeted by the project, 8,000 children belong to the indigenous community that has been identified as the most disadvantaged and vulnerable group in the country in terms of access to education and poverty levels. Congo community hot lunch nutritious food school meals Local School Meals Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:56 +0000 WFP 643509 at Safety Net project in the Republic of Congo WFP Republic of Congo is providing support to the government for the management of a Safety Net programme in selected suburban areas of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire as well as rural parts of the Lékoumou, Pool, Plateaux and Cuvette departments to vulnerable populations. About half the beneficiaries are malnourished HIV and TB patients who receive voucher transfers in addition to nutrition supplements. The other beneficiaries are households who live below the poverty line with out-of-school children or pregnant women and lactating mothers. Congo cash&vouchers e-vouchers safety net Local Cash and Vouchers Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:26:43 +0000 WFP 643504 at End Suffering Of Women, Children Fleeing Into Cameroon From C.A.R. – UNHCR, WFP ROME – The heads of two frontline United Nations agencies today urged donors to support a swift response to end the suffering of thousands of malnourished as well as sick women and children fleeing violence in Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Responding to Emergencies Cameroon Central African Republic Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the Global Africa Emergencies Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:05:30 +0000 WFP 641692 at Food And Shelter Ease The Life Of Refugees From Neighbouring CAR With fighting closing in around her family towards the end of last year, one woman tells of her flight from the Central African Republic...and how she sought refuge in the neighbouring Republic of Congo. With help from the humanitarian community, she and her charges have been able to survive what they hope is only temporary exile.  Responding to Emergencies Congo Local Africa Refugees and IDPs Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:35:12 +0000 WFP 640992 at Central African Republic Exodus Worsens Regional Humanitarian Crisis: WFP YAOUNDE – Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), said today that the exodus of approximately 296,000 people from the Central African Republic (CAR) into neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Republic of Congo, is creating a regional crisis in countries that were already short of food. ED - E.Cousin Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the Africa Executive Director Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:42:56 +0000 WFP 640727 at