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17 March 2015

WFP & Kuwait Host Photo Exhibition Highlighting Partnership To Assist Syrians In Crisis

ROME – A photographic exhibition opened today at the headquarters of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, showcasing the vital assistance brought to the people of Syria through the strong partnership between the State of Kuwait and WFP.

17 March 2015

Japan Supports WFP Projects Empowering Rural Kyrgyz Women

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$490,000 contribution from the Government of Japan to support women-led businesses and smallholder women farmers in the Kyrgyz Republic.

13 March 2015

As Syria Conflict Enters A Fifth Year, What Does It Take To End The Crisis And End The Suffering?

The appalling crisis in Syria is entering a fifth year. A crisis that continues to exact an unconscionable human cost. A crisis that the international community has failed to stop.

ED - E.Cousin
13 March 2015

UNDP Administrator Clark And WFP ED Cousin Discuss Development And Humanitarian Needs In Myanmar

YANGON - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with government officials in Nay Pyi Taw, and visited Sittwe, in Rakhine State, on a two-day visit to Myanmar this week.

ED - E.Cousin
12 March 2015

Global Campaign Asks #WhatDoesItTake To End Syria Crisis

(New York, 11 March 2015) – More than 200,000 people have been killed since the Syria crisis began in March 2011. The UN estimates that 12.2 million people need some form of humanitarian assistance, while more than 11 million have been forced to flee their homes.

11 March 2015

World Health Organization And World Food Programme Join Forces To Reach Zero Ebola Cases

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases in West Africa. The platform also establishes an alert and response infrastructure for future crises.

Disaster Risk Reduction
11 March 2015

Disaster Risk Reduction Crucial For Meeting Future Hunger Challenges

ROME/TOKYO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will attend the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) 14-18 March in Sendai, Japan.

9 March 2015

WFP Thanks Australia For Helping Conflict-Affected South Sudanese In Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Australia in support of its response to conflict-affected South Sudanese in Sudan.

6 March 2015

Japan Contribution Supports Vulnerable Families In Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$ 5 million, equivalent to more than 2.983 billion FCFA, from the Government of Japan, to support activities for nearly 100,000 of the most vulnerable people living in Burkina Faso.

6 March 2015

Japan Helps Feed Flood-Affected Families And School Children In Malawi

NSANJE – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$2.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help those people affected by recent flooding in Malawi. The announcement was made during a visit to flood-hit Nsanje district by the Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, Shuichiro Nishioka, on 1 March. He flew by helicopter to visit food distribution sites in the district to which road access had been cut.

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