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13 January 2017

WFP And Japan Boost Partnership To Empower Rural Women In The Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – The Government of Japan has contributed US$500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to empower rural women and benefit more than 2,500 households in the Kyrgyz Republic.

School Meals
13 January 2017

Star Chef Cooks For Sahel’s Children As Fresh Milk Fuels The Hopes Of Thousands

OUAGADOUGOU – In a region where school enrolment rates are very low, and early marriages a major cause of dropout among young girls, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has set up school canteens to help reduce malnutrition rates and to keep children in school. For better results, the organization has partnered with a women’s group that specializes in milk processing.

11 January 2017

WFP And Belgium Join Forces To Support Vulnerable Palestinians

BRUSSELS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a €1 million contribution from Belgium to support 180,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.
Cash and Vouchers
11 January 2017

EU Supports Refugees In Turkey Through Innovative Nationwide Cash Programme

ANKARA – Thousands of refugees in Turkey are receiving monthly cash assistance to help cover essential needs such as food, rent, medicine and warm clothing for winter through the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), a major innovative relief programme funded by the European Union.

9 January 2017

Record Contributions From Belgium Support WFP Innovation & Emergency Response

BRUSSELS/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has recognized the Government of Belgium’s substantial contributions in 2016, a year in which the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGCD) has donated more than €28 million to WFP projects reaching nearly 8 million people in eight countries.

9 January 2017

WFP Launches Innovative Cash Assistance Programme In Darfur, Supported By UK aid

NYALA/KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed senior UK officials to a new cash assistance programme in Nyala’s Otash Camp in South Darfur. The programme, funded by UK aid from the government of the United Kingdom, is currently providing unrestricted cash assistance to 75,000 displaced people, offering them choice and freedom to prioritize their needs.

6 January 2017

The EU And UK Gave Life-Saving Support To People Of Mali In 2016

BAMAKO – Working closely with the European Union (EU), the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Government of Mali, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided emergency assistance to more than a quarter of a million needy people in Mali last year.

5 January 2017

WFP Welcomes Canada’s Support For Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today transferred US$9.8 million onto the electronic food assistance cards which it provides to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This funding, from Canada, will benefit more than 310,000 people who depend entirely on humanitarian support.

Responding to Emergencies
30 December 2016

In December Alone, WFP Assists More Than One Million People In Northeast Nigeria

ABUJA – In barely a month since the beginning of December, WFP has delivered food or cash to more than a million Nigerians in conflict-affected zones in the Northeast. This means that over half of those in need of urgent humanitarian assistance have now been reached.

29 December 2016

WFP Welcomes Denmark’s Contribution To Support Iraqis Affected By Mosul Crisis

ROME/BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$7.1 million from Denmark to provide emergency food assistance for thousands of Iraqi families affected by the continuing crisis in Mosul.

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