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23 October 2013

Russia Contributes Wheat Flour Worth US$ 1 Million For Refugees In Kenya

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of wheat flour from the Russian Federation worth US$ 1 million (about KSh 86 million) to support refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya.

23 October 2013

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates For Eid Al-Adha To Syrian Refugees In Zaatari Camp, Jordan

AMMAN – Syrian refugees living in Zaatari camp in northern Jordan are this week receiving from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) a second ration of dates that were donated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ahead of the holy feast.
22 October 2013

Government Of Pakistan Donates 150,000 Metric Tons Of Wheat To WFP In 2013

Islamabad – The Pakistan Economic Coordination Committee has announced the release of 75,000 metric tons of wheat to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This completes the entire donation of 150,000 metric tons pledged by the Government of Pakistan for 2013.  WFP recently concluded delivery of the first half released earlier this year in support of families affected by law enforcement operations in the country’s north-west.

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22 October 2013

WFP Receives US$81 Million In Food For School Meals In Four Developing Countries

WASHINGTON – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded US$81 million in food commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support meals in the classroom for children in the developing world.

21 October 2013

United States Provides Lifeline To Hungry Families In Zimbabwe

HARARE – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed US$25 million to support vulnerable families suffering the effects of drought and a poor harvest in Zimbabwe. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will use this contribution, along with additional donor funding, to support a relief operation for 1.8 million of the most food-insecure people during the “lean season” between October and March 2014, when the next harvest is due.
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17 October 2013

On World Food Day, WFP Says Investment In Nutrition Is Key To Unlocking A Better Future

ROME / VIENTIANE –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) marked World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts.

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16 October 2013

ON World Food Day, WFP Says Investment In Nutrition Is Key To Unlocking A Better Future

ROME – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts.
14 October 2013

WFP Condemns Ration Card Scam In Mogadishu

MOGADISHU/NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned a recently uncovered scam aimed at defrauding displaced people in Mogadishu, and urges residents of the Somali capital to beware of the illegal scheme.

11 October 2013

WFP And Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry Partner To Improve Rural Communities’ Nutritional Status

VIENTIANE – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have entered into a partnership to enhance the livelihood of people living in rural areas of Lao PDR through WFP’s Livelihood Initiatives for Nutrition (LIN) programme.

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11 October 2013

WFP Launches E-Cards For Syrian Refugees In Lebanon With Mastercard’s Support

LONDON/BEIRUT – As part of its massive humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rolling out an innovative electronic voucher programme in Lebanon that will allow hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to meet their food needs and help boost the local economy.

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