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  • 18/01/2018 — Emergencies SHOTLIST (PDF)

    As Refugees from Myanmar Continue to Arrive in Bangladesh Camps, WFP Prepares for Imminent Monsoon Season (For the Media)

    Kutupalong is fast becoming the biggest refugee camp in the world. Improved site management and infrastructure support is critical ahead of the monsoon season when rains and landslides pose a risk. WFP is supporting the engineering and site management operations of the “mega camp” by bringing in additional engineers, supporting road construction, and monsoon preparedness. WFP provides micronutrient-fortified biscuits when people first arrive; then after registration, we conduct regular distributions of rice, vegetable oil and lentils; hot meals through community kitchens; and nutritious porridge for pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and children under five years old.

  • 16/01/2018 — Emergencies SHOTLIST (PDF)

    Four USAID-Funded Mobile Cranes Arrive at Yemen’s Largest Red Sea Port (For the Media)

    A ship carrying four mobile cranes purchased by the United Nations World Food Programme and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has arrived in Yemen’s Hodeidah Port to allow faster delivery of relief items for Yemeni families in the grips of the world’s biggest hunger crisis. WFP has been providing monthly food assistance to nearly seven million people in Yemen since August 2017 – double the number it was able to assist in the first half of 2017.  In January, WFP hopes to reach 7 million people, though as in previous months and due to financial constraints only about half of these people are receiving full food rations, the remainder will receive a smaller ration that covers 60 percent of their needs. WFP requires US$303 million to sustain life-saving support through June 2018. 

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