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25 May 2015

European Union Helps Treat Malnutrition Among Sudan’s Most Vulnerable

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €9 million (US$9.7 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its emergency operations in Sudan.

Responding to Emergencies
25 May 2015

One Month After Nepal Earthquake, WFP Starts New High-Altitude Relief Operation

KATHMANDU – In the month since a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, nearly 2 million people have received food assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and a new phase of the response is underway to reach people in high-altitude villages.

Contributions to WFP
21 May 2015

Qatar Charity And WFP Join Forces To Engage The Private Sector In The Fight Against Hunger

ROME and DOHA – Qatar Charity, Qatar’s largest NGO, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a partnership agreement that will allow Qatar-based companies and individuals to support WFP in building a world with zero hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
19 May 2015

WFP Calls For Predictable Pauses In Fighting To Deliver Food To Yemen Conflict Zones

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that the recent five-day “humanitarian pause” in Yemen was not long enough to reach all those in need of food and other relief supplies, and is appealing for a series of predictable breaks in the conflict to deliver desperately needed aid.

Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2015

WFP Welcomes European Commission Support For People Affected By South Sudan Conflict

JUBA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €13 million (US$13.8 million) from the European Union to help bring lifesaving assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

Food Security Analysis
14 May 2015

WFP And OCHA Join Forces To Make Data More Accessible

ROME / NEW YORK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have teamed up to provide access to global data on hunger and food insecurity. The data can be used to understand the type of food available in certain markets, how families cope in the face of food insecurity and how WFP provides food assistance in emergencies to those in need.

13 May 2015

New Study Reveals Huge Impact Of Hunger On Economy Of Malawi

LILONGWE – Malawi’s economy loses nearly MKW 150 billion (nearly US$600 million) annually due to the effects of child undernutrition. This is the alarming finding of a new study launched today in Lilongwe.

Responding to Emergencies
12 May 2015

WFP and Bolivia Conduct an Emergency Simulation

LA PAZ –The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Vice Ministry of Civil Defense, conducted a national flood simulation in order to effectively and efficiently respond in the case of an emergency, in the capital city of La Paz on 11 and 12 May.

School Meals
12 May 2015

Burkina Faso: WFP Enriches Its School Meals With Locally Produced Dairy Benefitting Students And Small-Scale Producers

OUAGADOUGOU – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing locally-produced yoghurt as part of its school feeding programme in the capital of the Sahel region, one of the most food-insecure areas of Burkina Faso.

Responding to Emergencies
10 May 2015

WFP-chartered Ship Docks In Yemen With Fuel For Humanitarian Operations

SANA’A – A ship carrying fuel chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has arrived in Yemen, opening up a new humanitarian lifeline for civilians impacted by conflict. All humanitarian operations in the country had ground to a halt because of a shortage of fuel.

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