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22 November 2017

Australian Contribution Provides WFP School Meals For Children In Bhutan

THIMPU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of AUD 120,000 from the Government of Australia, which will enable WFP to continue its support to Bhutan’s National School Feeding Programme. The funds will allow WFP to feed 12,000 students for a full month during the 2018 school year.
20 November 2017

HNA Group Launches Global Partnership With The World Food Programme To Support Syrians In Need

BEIJING – A US$5 million global partnership to provide life-saving food assistance to Syrians in need has been announced by HNA Group and the World Food Programme (WFP). The contribution from the Chinese conglomerate will enable WFP to support vulnerable Syrians in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan over a three-year period.
19 November 2017

Government of Japan Donates US$15 Million to WFP Response to Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$15 million emergency contribution from the Government of Japan to support WFP’s response to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh.

16 November 2017

WFP Condemns Destruction Of Humanitarian Food Supplies in Eastern Ghouta Area of Syria

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned by the destruction this week of food intended for hungry people in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta, about 15 kilometres from the Syrian capital, Damascus. The food was destroyed during fighting inside the enclave when food distribution points belonging to one of WFP’s local partners in Duma were hit. Fortunately, no people were in the buildings at the time of the strikes. 

16 November 2017

UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – lives of millions are at risk

Statement by WFP Executive Director David Beasley, UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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15 November 2017

New WFP Report Examines How Climate Change Drives Hunger

BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.

14 November 2017

WFP And Government Of Mozambique Explore Innovative Approaches To Disaster Response

MAPUTO –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Institute of Disaster Management are developing a common framework for the effective use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology (commonly known as drones) for emergency response in the country.
13 November 2017

WFP Welcomes France’s Renewed Support For Vulnerable Families In Gaza

JERUSALEM – A contribution of €900,000 from France has enabled the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide much-needed food assistance and nutrition support to more than 20,000 people in Gaza for three months

13 November 2017

WFP Concerned about High Malnutrition Rates among Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar

COX’S BAZAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is redoubling its efforts to address malnutrition among refugees in Cox’s Bazar but warns that a broader effort is needed because clean water, toilets and health facilities are just as vital as food in effectively tackling malnutrition.

9 November 2017

Life-saving Chinese contribution to WFP’s efforts in Niger to support victims of Boko Haram crisis

Niamey – The people of China made a much-needed contribution of $1 million USD to contribute to WFP’s emergency operations that aim to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable in the Diffa region, including refugees, returnees, host populations and internally displaced persons.

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