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6 July 2017

The Dominican Republic Holds its Second Consultation to prepare a National Roadmap to Achieve Zero Hunger in 2030

SANTO DOMINGO: July 6, 2017-  The Vice President of the Republic, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) organized today the Second Strategic Review Consultation with the aim of laying out the Dominican Republic’s roadmap to eradicate hunger by 2030.

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5 July 2017

Canada Provides CAD$50m For Unique 5-Year Integrated Resilience Program By UN Agencies

ROME – The United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies are embarking on an unprecedented joint programme to work with vulnerable communities in three crisis-prone areas over five years to meet their immediate food needs and boost their resilience, while addressing the root causes of food insecurity.

3 July 2017

The National Planning Commission And World Food Programme Launch Country Strategic Plan

WINDHOEK - The World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Government of Namibia’s National Planning Commission, has launched its five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP supports the Government in its drive to meet Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger. The aim is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture in Namibia by 2030.

3 July 2017

France Supports WFP Cash Programme For Refugees In Tanzania

KASULU – The Government of France has contributed EUR 250,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) so that refugees in Tanzania can receive further cash assistance. Following a previous allocation of funds (EUR 750,000) last year, this contribution confirms the commitment of the French Government towards food security and inclusive approaches.

3 July 2017

US$55 Million Needed For Life-Saving Assistance To DRC Refugees In Northern Angola

Pretoria – Thirteen UN agencies and NGOs are seeking US$55 million to continue helping the growing number of refugees arriving in Angola from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since April, some 31,000 refugees have arrived in Angola’s Lunda Norte province, fleeing violent attacks in the DRC’s Kasai region.
30 June 2017

UN World Food Programme Welcomes Japanese Contribution To Address Food Insecurity In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$4.5 million contribution from the Government of Japan, to help WFP fight the devastating food crisis in Yemen, building on the US$12.99 million grant contributed by Japan earlier this year.
30 June 2017

Urgent Help Reaches Families After Mudslides In Panjakent

PANJAKENT- The Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have provided immediate food assistance to the households affected by mudflows in Panjakent.

29 June 2017

Pacific Community And World Food Programme Strengthen Cooperation

Suva, Fiji – The Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed an agreement that aims to increase the effectiveness of their service in assisting Pacific Island countries and territories in achieving their resilience building and development aspirations.
28 June 2017

WFP And The National Institute For Civil Defence Organize A Workshop On The Usage Of Humanitarian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles In Emergencies

LIMA. – From June 26 to 28, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Institute for Civil Defence (INDECI) will hold a workshop on the "Coordination and Simulation of Humanitarian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles". It will consist of presentations, discussions, group exercises, and simulations regarding possible modalities of coordination and collaboration.

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26 June 2017

WFP Launches ShareTheMeal Campaign To Raise 150,000 Meals For Children In Haiti To Mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary

CANADA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched the #ASK1TOASK1 campaign, asking all Canadians to join the challenge to raise 150,000 meals for children in Haiti through the ShareTheMeal app to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. 

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