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6 September 2011

Japan Donates US$ 10 Million To Help WFP Feed Vulnerable People

DHAKA – A generous cash donation of US$ 10 million (Tk. 75 Crore) from the Government of Japan will allow WFP to provide food assistance to poor and vulnerable communities which are vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of climate change.

2 September 2011

Russian Wheat Shipment Will Feed Thousands In Drought-Hit Kenya

MOMBASA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival in Mombasa of a US$ 1 million shipment of wheat flour from the Russian Federation to support thousands of drought-affected people in the Horn of Africa.

Contributions to WFP
1 September 2011

Japan Donates JPY 2.3 Billion To Help Boost Nutrition In Six Countries

YOKOHAMA - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed this week a donation package of some JPY 2.3 billion from the Government of Japan. The contribution will provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to the most vulnerable people in six different countries.

Contributions to WFP
31 August 2011

WFP Welcomes Generous Donation From France For Its Operations In The Horn Of Africa

PARIS – A ship chartered by France, transporting 381 metric tons of food for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) operations in the Horn of Africa, is scheduled to depart tomorrow from the port of Toulon, France for Djibouti, which it should reach in around 12 days.

Hunger in the news
30 August 2011

Statement By The World Food Programme On Humanitarian Operations Providing Food Assistance In Somalia

The delivery of food assistance to millions of hungry people in Somalia presents one of the most complex and dangerous challenges that humanitarian agencies face anywhere in the world.  All the humanitarian agencies working in this environment face risks.  There are risks to the safety of their staff, risks to their property, and risks to commodities being moved into the country– whether they are food, medicines, equipment or shelter material.

Hunger in the news
30 August 2011

WFP Responds To Urgent Humanitarian Needs In Tripoli And Western Areas Of Libya

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing logistical support for the humanitarian relief effort in Libya, sending food and other urgent supplies including water, medicine and fuel to Tripoli. WFP is also scaling up food assistance to meet the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced people in Tripoli, the coastal areas and the Nafusa Mountain Region.

Hunger in the news
24 August 2011

WFP To Halve Food Rations For Congolese Refugees Due To Funding Shortage

KIGALI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that due to a shortage of funds, the WFP operation in Rwanda will need to reduce food rations for 54,000 Congolese refugees by half from 1 September.

Contributions to WFP
23 August 2011

Saudi Arabia Donates US$50 Million To Help Save The Lives Of Somali Children

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous contribution of US$50 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abduallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud that will be used to feed more than half a million Somalia children suffering from malnutrition.

Contributions to WFP
22 August 2011

China Makes Its Largest Donation To WFP For Somalia Famine Relief

Beijing – The government of China has made its largest single donation to the work of the United Nations World Food Programme with US$16 million towards the agency’s famine relief operation in Somalia.

Hunger in the news
19 August 2011

WFP Boosts Nutritonal Foods For Children In Camps And Drought-Hit Areas, Flies In More Supplies To Horn

NAIROBI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a series of programmes to boost nutrition in small children, who are the most vulnerable to the ravages of malnutrition. WFP focuses on providing specialised nutrition products to prevent and treat malnutrition in the early years, to avoid irreparable damage to physical and mental development in later life.

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