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30 April 2017

WFP Executive Director To Visit Lebanon And Syria

BEIRUT – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will make an official visit to Lebanon and Syria. This is the first visit of the newly appointed Executive Director to WFP operations since he assumed office earlier this month.

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30 April 2017

First-Ever Regional Meeting On Food Security In Disaster-Prone Pacific Islands Concludes In Fiji

NADI – Preparing for and responding to natural disasters as they affect access to food for millions of people in the Pacific Islands, is one of the major themes that was discussed at the first-ever meeting of the Regional Pacific Food Security Cluster in Nadi, Fiji this week.

28 April 2017

UN Food Agencies Warn Against Ignoring Famine Alarm

ROME – The leaders of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent further hunger deaths in four countries stalked by famine: northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

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27 April 2017

WFP Nutrition Programme In Ethiopia Receives Crucial Contribution From China

ADAMA, ETHIOPIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has received a vital new contribution of US$8 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China for WFP’s life-saving nutrition support for children and women in Ethiopia. 

25 April 2017

Japan Contributes US$ 6.3 Million To Support Efforts Towards Refugees And Host Communities In Uganda

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.
25 April 2017

Double Burden Of Undernutrition And Obesity Cost Latin America Billions, Says New Report

MEXICO CITY. –The combined impact of undernutrition and overweight/obesity, also known as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition,” contributed to the loss of billions of dollars to the economies of Latin America, according to a ground-breaking report released on Monday.

25 April 2017

China Contributes US$34 Million To WFP For Emergency Food Assistance In Six Countries

BEIJING - The Government of China has made its largest single donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with US$34 million towards its emergency operations to support people who are at risk of famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as those affected by severe food shortages in Kenya and Chad.

25 April 2017

The King And Queen Of Spain Visit The WFP Logistics Base In Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA– Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain today visited for the first time, the Logistics Base of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the occasion of their official trip to Canarias to see first-hand the projects related to social and economic development of the islands.

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25 April 2017

Race Against Time To Save Millions Of Lives In Yemen

AMMAN/SANA’A - The continuing violence in Yemen is fuelling one of the worst hunger crises in the world, with nearly 7 million people not knowing where their next meal will come from and in desperate need of food assistance. Nearly 2.2 million children are malnourished, including half a million who are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death if they do not receive urgent care and specialized treatment.

24 April 2017

Japan Plays Key Role In Supporting Food And Nutrition Security In Malawi

LILONGWE – The Government of Japan has made a US$3.7 million contribution to food and nutrition security activities run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF in Malawi. Of this sum, US$2.57 million went to WFP and US$1.13 million to UNICEF.

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