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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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9 February 2016

World Food Programme Provides Food To Syrians Fleeing Aleppo Fighting

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started distributing urgently needed food to people displaced by the recent surge in violence in northern Aleppo.

9 February 2016

El Niño, Drought Blamed As Severe Food Insecurity Doubles In 6 Months In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti’s third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Niño weather phenomenon, has driven people deeper into poverty and hunger, and doubled the severely food-insecure population, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

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8 February 2016

US Supports School Meals For Thousands Of Children To Help Build Ivory Coast’s Future

ABIDJAN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed US$35.6 million from the U.S. Government’s McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program to enable WFP to maintain its sustainable School Meals Programme in Ivory Coast for the next five years.

8 February 2016

UN Agencies Warn Of Escalating Food Crisis In South Sudan

Rise in hunger at harvest time; harsh and prolonged 2016 lean season approaching

5 February 2016

UN To Build The Resilience Of Communities In Karamoja

FAO, UNICEF and WFP launch joint resilience strategy to improve well-being of Karimojong

4 February 2016

Unprecedented German Contribution To WFP Brings Hope To Millions In Syria Crisis

LONDON – At the Supporting Syria and the Region conference today, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, personally thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her government’s landmark contribution to WFP of €570 million (US$623 million) from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) and the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

4 February 2016

WFP Takes Part Today In Supporting Syria And The Region Conference In London

What: Syria is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis and and the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in London brings together donors, host governments, aid agencies and civil society to address immediate humanitarian relief alongside longer-term needs such as jobs, education and livelihoods.

28 January 2016

WFP Dispatches Food To Displaced Families In Eastern Libya

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food in eastern Libya for the first time since last June to provide one-month’s assistance over the coming four weeks to nearly 80,000 displaced people in and around Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city. 

25 January 2016

WFP Food Convoy Enters Besieged Areas Inside City Of Taiz In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to send food supplies inside areas under siege in the central Yemeni city of Taiz where residents have been suffering in dire conditions with very little food.

25 January 2016

WFP Extends Food Assistance In Eastern Ukraine Until June 2016

KIEV – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it would extend its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to provide more than 260,000 conflict-affected people in the region with food assistance until the end of June 2016. 

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