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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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School Meals
26 May 2017

WFP Chief Lauds Support For National School Meals Programme In Kenya

NAIROBI – On his first visit to Kenya since taking office, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, visited schoolchildren in a Nairobi primary school who receive daily lunches through WFP’s school meals programme, which has been funded through a successful global U.S. initiative that is in danger of being cut in the proposed U.S. government budget.

26 May 2017

European Union Contributes To WFP’s Life-Saving Work In South Sudan

JUBA – The European Commission has reaffirmed its commitment to saving the lives of conflict-affected people in South Sudan with a US$ 12.9 (€11.9) million contribution to the emergency operation of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This is in addition to the US$ 32 (€30.4) million contribution that was already confirmed for 2017

25 May 2017

Canada Supports Vulnerable Families In The West Bank And Gaza

RAMALLAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$3.6 million (CAD$4.8 million) contribution from the Government of Canada to support nearly 200,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.
25 May 2017

Government, Humanitarian Partners Seek Sustainable Future For Nepal Emergency Preparedness Facility

KATHMANDU – The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today met at the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) to discuss sustainable methods to work together on better preparedness for crises.
25 May 2017

WFP Welcomes Japan’s Support For Refugees In Rwanda

Kigali: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to Japan for its latest contribution of 165 million Japanese Yen (US$ 1.46 million), which will be used to provide food and nutrition assistance to over 55,000 Burundian refugees residing in Mahama refugee camp and reception centres. The official handover ceremony took place today at the WFP compound in Kigali.

24 May 2017

Heads Of UN Food Agencies Visit Famine-Stricken South Sudan

JUBA – All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.

24 May 2017

Help Prevent Famine With WFP’s ShareTheMeal App During Ramadan

ROME – To mark the Holy Month of Ramadan this year, ShareTheMeal, the official app of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is launching two simultaneous fundraising campaigns -- one to help prevent famine in Yemen and another supporting Syrian refugee children and needy Lebanese children in Lebanon.

Cash and Vouchers
24 May 2017

First Cash Assistance To Secondary Girl Students Using Biometrics In Fata

FATA - The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its first cash-based assistance for secondary school girls in Pakistan and is using biometric attendance data for the first time as part of its support to the FATA Secretariat education programme.

23 May 2017

WFP And J-PAL Partner To Promote Child Growth And Immunization In Moyamba District

FREETOWN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab for Africa (J-PAL Africa) are partnering on a programme to promote children’s health in Moyamba district, one of the districts in Sierra Leone most affected by chronic malnutrition.

23 May 2017

EU Support For WFP Adds Freedom Of Choice To Refugees’ Food Assistance In Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed continued support from the European Commission to provide assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti.

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