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Hunger in the news
8 January 2014

WFP Resumes Feeding Displaced Families At Bangui Airport In Central African Republic

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food to people at Bangui International Airport where an estimated 100,000 people have sought refuge. The food distributions resumed after a three-week break because of insecurity at the site.

School Meals
2 January 2014

WFP Assists Tunisia’s Government In School Feeding

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will provide technical support to the Government of the Tunisian Republic in building its capacity in managing and implementing the national school feeding programme.

Responding to Emergencies
31 December 2013

WFP Aims To Feed 1.25 Million People In Central African Republic, Needs Almost US$107 Million

BANGUI/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it would scale up food distributions in conflict-wracked Central African Republic (CAR) to assist up to 1.25 million people in the next eight months as growing numbers of people go hungry.

24 December 2013

Sami Yusuf Dedicates New Song To Typhoon Survivors In The Philippines

ROME – Multi-million album selling star Sami Yusuf released today a new song dedicated to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Entitled “Hopes Survives”, the not-for-profit track is the backbone of ‘Live Feed Philippines,’ a campaign in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to encourage donations to support families affected by one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall.

Responding to Emergencies
24 December 2013

WFP Provides Food For South Sudanese Displaced By Current Conflict

JUBA – The World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food to South Sudanese civilians who have fled recent violence.  Food distributions began on Sunday for some 30,000 civilians sheltering in UNMISS peacekeeping compounds in Juba and Bentiu, and WFP plans in the coming days to assist more people who are displaced in other parts of the country.

RBA
23 December 2013

Rome-Based UN Agencies Join Forces On Food Losses

Switzerland to fund $2.7 million project with pilot activities in three African countries

23 December 2013

WFP Welcomes German Contribution To Combat Malnutrition And Support Girls’ Education In Yemen

SANA’A – At a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Government of Germany formally pledged a contribution of €25 million (US$33.77 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to combat malnutrition and support girls’ education in Yemen.
Responding to Emergencies
18 December 2013

Aid Principals Call For Action To Increase Humanitarian Access And Funding For Syria Crisis

Statement by Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director UN World Food Programme, Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and Anthony Lake, Executive Director UN Children's Fund.

Responding to Emergencies
16 December 2013

WFP Scales Up Its Syria Emergency Operation As Growing Numbers Struggle For Food

DAMASCUS – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is expanding its emergency operation to provide food assistance to over 7 million displaced Syrians inside their country and in neighbouring countries. Recent assessments show that almost half the population inside Syria is food insecure and close to 6.3 million people need urgent, life-saving, food assistance.

Logistics
15 December 2013

UN Airlifts Humanitarian Aid To Northeast Syria As Displaced Families Face Harsh Winter

QAMISHLY, Syria – The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), and UNICEF have started airlifting urgently needed humanitarian aid from Erbil, Iraq, to Qamishly in northeast Syria as displaced families start to face one of the harshest winters ever as winter storm “Alexa” dumped large amounts of snow and brought cold temperatures to the region.

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