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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
31 July 2015

WFP Avoids Suspension Of Food Assistance For Syrian Refugees, Thanks To U.S. Contribution

AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America.

Responding to Emergencies
30 July 2015

World Food Programme Begins Distributions In War-Torn Districts Of Aden

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributions of food to around 340,000 people in eight of the worst-affected areas of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden.

Responding to Emergencies
28 July 2015

World Food Programme Assists Iraqi Families Returning To Garma, Anbar

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting Iraqi families returning to their homes in Garma city in Anbar province, providing over 185 families (925 people) with family food parcels to help them as they rebuild their shattered lives.

28 July 2015

The UN World Food Programme Executive Director In Dushanbe For World Humanitarian Summit Consultation

DUSHANBE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin arrived today in Dushanbe for a four-day visit to take part in the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Regional Consultation for South and Central Asia, 28-30 July, and to visit WFP operations in Tajikistan.

27 July 2015

WFP And US Second Lady Discuss How Nutrition And Education Benefit Children’s Future

VIENTIANE - Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, took time to meet officials from the World Food Programme (WFP) this week, to discuss how important children’s nutrition and education are for the country’s economic development.

24 July 2015

European Union Supports Hungry Farmers In C.A.R.Through Seed Protection Programme

BANGUI – Farming households who struggle to feed their families in the war-ravaged Central African Republic (C.A.R.) are to receive vital support at a critical time, thanks to a contribution by the European Union of €1,575,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

23 July 2015

Syria: Better Rains Improve Wheat Production, But Food Security Situation Remains Bleak

Rome – Syria’s food production  has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people into hunger and poverty, according to a report published today by two UN agencies.

22 July 2015

WFP Provides Cash Assistance In Albania To Flood-Affected Families

TIRANA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing cash assistance to close to 9,500 people affected by the floods in the country’s south earlier this year. 

21 July 2015

Italy Joins WFP In Supporting Vulnerable People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Italy to support the needs of conflict-affected South Sudanese who have fled to Sudan.
Responding to Emergencies
21 July 2015

First WFP Ship Carrying Food Docks At Aden Port As Humanitarian Needs Soar In Yemen

CAIRO – A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ship carrying food assistance arrived in Aden today – the first WFP-chartered ship to berth at the port since conflict erupted in Yemen in March. The food will provide much needed assistance for people in contested southern governorates.

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