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  • 14/09/2017 — Emergencies SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Scales Up Food Distributions to People Fleeing Violence in Myanmar (For the Media)

    DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme is responding to the urgent food needs of almost 100,000 hungry people arriving in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh as they flee violence and unrest in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. An estimated 400,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh. Since 27 August, WFP has provided more than 83,500 people with high-energy biscuits as they arrive seeking shelter in already overcrowded settlements in Cox’s Bazar. 

  • 31/08/2017 — Emergencies

    Thousands Displaced by Conflict in Kasai Region of D.R.C.

    Where safe access is possible, WFP plans to assist 25,000 displaced persons in Kasai Central and 17,000 people in the Kasai province in the coming days. However, WFP urgently requires US$17.3 million to support scale up of its operations to assist 250,000 vulnerable persons in Kasai and Kasai Central provinces from September to December 2017.

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