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Responding to Emergencies
30 April 2015

UN World Food Programme Executive Director To Visit Quake-Hit Nepal

KATHMANDU – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, is travelling to Nepal today to see at first hand WFP’s operation to assist hundreds of thousands of survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 25 April.

30 April 2015

WFP Emergency Food Distributions Come To A Halt In Yemen Due To Severe Fuel Shortages

SANA’A/AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme today appealed to all parties in Yemen to allow the commercial sector and aid agencies to bring urgently needed fuel and food into the country, where a severe fuel shortage is threatening the delivery of lifesaving assistance to Yemenis hit by the conflict.

28 April 2015

WFP Rushes Food And Relief Supplies To Nepal Earthquake Survivors

 KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is mounting an emergency operation to help survivors of the Nepal earthquake, with food trucks rolling today into the district of Gorkha, one of the worst-hit areas.

24 April 2015

WFP Executive Director Calls On UN Security Council To Deliver Political Solutions For Peace In Syria

NEW YORK – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin today highlighted in front of the UN Security Council the vital role of food in bringing peace and stability to Syria.
24 April 2015

EU Supports People In Guatemala & Honduras Affected By Drought And Coffee Rust

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €3 million (US$3.1 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to provide food assistance to approximately 73,000 people affected by the drought in Guatemala and Honduras.
Responding to Emergencies
22 April 2015

WFP Worried About Missing Staff In South Sudan, Warns Deteriorating Security Will Worsen Hunger

JUBA/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it is deeply concerned about the fate of three staff members who disappeared in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State earlier this month.

21 April 2015

U.S. Food Contribution Arrives In Sudan Ahead Of The Approaching Lean Season

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of food commodities from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) valued at US$135 million to help WFP provide assistance in Sudan during the lean season.

School Meals
20 April 2015

WFP AND THE GOVERNMENT OF TAJIKISTAN HOLD SABER SCHOOL FEEDING WORKSHOP

DUSHANBE - Key stakeholders of Tajikistan’s School Feeding Programme, which benefits almost 360,000 schoolchildren with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), have gathered in Dushanbe, to evaluate the current programme, share experiences, address challenges and draft an action plan for the future

Responding to Emergencies
16 April 2015

WFP Distributes Food In Aden But Warns Of Challenges Of Reaching Hungry People In Yemen

SANA’A/AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme and partners are distributing food for 105,000 displaced people in the Yemeni city of Aden over the next few days, but the humanitarian agency has warned of the challenges of feeding millions of food-insecure people amid deteriorating security.

16 April 2015

Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Supports WFP Refugee Operation In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of dates valued at US$126,000 from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support refugees living in north-west Tanzania.

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