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6 February 2015

The World Food Programme Pays Tribute To Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto

Statement from WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME - As the world mourns the senseless murder of Kenji Goto, the Syria Crisis staff of the United Nations World Food Programme are remembering him for the incredible support he provided to WFP in the last few years of his life. Kenji was an ally in the fight against hunger, covering our Syria operations extensively and traveling to refugee camps with our staff on a regular basis.

4 February 2015

World Food Programme Scales Up Assistance In Flood-Hit Districts Of Malawi

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Government of Malawi and humanitarian partners to scale up assistance to reach those affected by floods in the country.
2 February 2015

World Food Programme Alarmed By Images Showing ISIS Distributing WFP Food In Syria

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about images circulating on social media showing WFP food boxes bearing Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) labels. WFP is trying to verify the authenticity of the photographs, where they were taken and the circumstances surrounding this incident.

2 February 2015

GERMANY CONTRIBUTES TO FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR AFGHAN AND IRAQI REFUGEES LIVING IN IRAN

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warmly welcomes a contribution from Germany to feed Afghan and Iraqi refugees and promote education for refugee girls in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

2 February 2015

WFP-Contracted Aircrew Recovered Safely After Being Forced To Land In Sudan

ROME – Six Bulgarian crew members of a helicopter contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) forced to land by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLM-N) in a remote area of Sudan’s South Kordofan state were handed over safely to WFP in South Sudan today.

1 February 2015

WFP Contracted Aircrew Recovered Safely After Being Forced To Land In Sudan

ROME – Six Bulgarian crew members of a helicopter contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) forced to land by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLM-N) in a remote area of Sudan’s South Kordofan state were handed over safely to WFP in South Sudan today.

 

27 January 2015

World Food Programme Forced To Cut Rations To Some 150,000 Refugees In Uganda

KAMPALA – Almost 150,000 refugees living in Uganda are receiving from today reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding.
27 January 2015

Displaced Iraqis In Three Southern Governorates Are In Critical Humanitarian Situation – WFP

BAGHDAD – The humanitarian situation of Iraqis recently displaced to the southern governorates of Najaf, Kerbala and Babel is reaching critical levels, according to an assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

23 January 2015

WFP Scales Up Malawi Flood Assistance In Face Of Funding Challenges

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started distribution of high-energy biscuits to people stranded by floodwaters in Nsanje district, one of the worst-affected by floods in southern Malawi.

22 January 2015

Princess Haya To Receive WFP Hunger Hero Award In Davos

DAVOS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is honouring Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein with the 2015 Hunger Hero Award at the World Leaders Dinner later today at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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