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  • USAID Support Boosts Income For Malawian Farmers

    16/12/2016 — General Food Distribution

    Using a contribution from USAID specifically for local maize purchase, WFP purchased 30 metric tons of maize directly from the Chigonthi Farmers Organization in mid-2016 which it then delivered to food-insecure households as part of its current

  • Food Assistance Helps Drought-hit Families in Malawi

    28/11/2016 — General Food Distribution

    Thanks to the Government of Malawi and support from the governments around the world, millions of hungry and food-insecure people in Malawi can get through the lean season and nurture some optimism about the future.

  • Families In Kenya’s Tana Delta Grateful To The People Of Japan

    Kenya Tana River - Yo Ito

    18/10/2016 — General Food Distribution

    During the 2015 short rains season, Kenya received greater than usual amounts of rains, owing to the El Niño weather phenomenon. While these rains greatly improved pasture and rejuvenated water sources in the livestock farming

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  • 14/09/2017 — General Food Distribution 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 — General Food Distribution

    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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