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12 August 2015

WFP Executive Director Raises Alarm About Assistance Cuts For Syrian Refugees In Jordan

AMMAN - Concerned by the deteriorating conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan, the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has concluded a visit to the Kingdom, during which she met Syrian families and heard the hopes and fears of young people.

12 August 2015

WFP and FAO Call for Structural Measures to Prevent Drought from Undermining the Food Security In the Dry Corridor In Central America

Panama City, August, 11, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, the vulnerable communities that live in the Dry Corridor of Central America are even more threatened as a consequence of the climatic conditions that affect the region.

10 August 2015

EU Helps WFP Avoid Suspension Of Food Support For Mali Refugees In Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a contribution of €400,000 (approximately US$438,800) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) that will enable WFP to maintain its food assistance over the next few months to nearly 50,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp.

10 August 2015

Lack Of Funds Forces WFP To Halve Its Food Rations To Displaced Iraqis

BAGHDAD – A severe funding shortfall in Iraq has forced the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to cut down the amount food it provides to close to one million displaced people in Iraq.

10 August 2015

WFP Assesses Rural Roads Blocked By Recent Landslides In Sindhupalchowk

KATHMANDU – At the request of the district government, in Sindhupalchowk, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a joint engineering assessment of secondary rural roads that have been blocked by recent landslides. The assessment will help authorities understand what is required for repairs to take place.

Responding to Emergencies
6 August 2015

WFP Delivers Food To 165,000 Bangladesh Flood Victims After Tropical Cyclone Komen

DHAKA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided emergency food assistance to more than 165,000 people in Cox’s Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh, within a week after the area was hit by Tropical Cyclone Komen.
Responding to Emergencies
6 August 2015

WFP Prioritizes Most Needy Syrian Refugees For Food Assistance In Iraq

ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that following a comprehensive assessment of the food security and vulnerability status of Syrian refugees living in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, it will focus its resources on the most vulnerable people.

5 August 2015

WFP Responds To Myanmar Floods, 82,000 People Provided With Food So Far

BANGKOK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working to deliver food to more than 200,000 people in the most flood-affected parts of Myanmar. Efforts are underway to provide emergency assistance in Bago, Chin, Kachin, Magway, Mon, Rakhine and Sagaing, where many communities are still cut off by high waters and damaged roads.

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.

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