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30 January 2017

United States Provides $4 Million To Alleviate Impact Of Drought On People Living With HIV

Harare, 30 January, 2016 – The United States Government has provided an additional US$4 million in response to drought affected areas in Zimbabwe, targeting people living with HIV in the most severely affected areas of the country. This funding brings the total U.S. support to alleviate the effects of drought to $131 million, assisting 2 million people since June 2015. The funding comes from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The activities will be implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

30 January 2017

European Union Provides Critical Support To WFP As Lean Season Peaks In Mozambique

MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €9.8 million (US$10.8 million) from the European Union to support its humanitarian operations in Mozambique.
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27 January 2017

WFP Scales Up And Humanitarian Community Reduces Hunger In Northeast Nigeria

DAMATURU/ABUJA – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin welcomes the progress made by the humanitarian community and the Government of Nigeria in fighting hunger in the country’s northeast. Together, Cousin said, they are reaching increasing numbers of people affected by years of conflict.

27 January 2017

Despite Cuts, WFP Continues Food Support For Most Vulnerable Refugees From Bhutan

KATHMANDU – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been compelled to reduce the amount of food provided to less vulnerable Bhutanese refugees starting in January 2017 due to a severe lack of funding. At present, there are around 11,000 refugees from Bhutan who depend on humanitarian assistance.

27 January 2017

USAID Helps Boost Nutrition, Relief And Livelihood Activities In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Nutrition programmes throughout Pakistan as well as relief and livelihood activities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), have received a welcome boost from USAID's Office of Food for Peace.
26 January 2017

WFP Providing Life-Saving Food To People Returning To Eastern Aleppo City

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up support to tens of thousands of displaced Syrians returning home to the ruins of eastern Aleppo city, providing families with hot meals, ready-to-eat canned food and staple food items such as rice, beans, vegetable oil and lentils.

24 January 2017

WFP Appreciates China’s Support For More Than 15,000 Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

BEIRUT – The World Food Programme (WFP) received this month a generous donation of US$500,000 from the People’s Republic of China to support WFP to provide food assistance for some 15,700 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in January.

24 January 2017

WFP Executive Director In Nigeria To Visit Northeast Torn By Boko Haram Conflict

ABUJA – World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin arrives in Nigeria late Tuesday for talks with government officials and to visit the Northeast, where WFP is assisting more than a million people who lives were wrecked by Boko Haram violence

24 January 2017

Joint Government And WFP Programme Helps Ultra-Poor Cope Better With Effects Of Climate Change

DHAKA – People are less likely to sell assets, go into debt or resort to skipping meals when their lives are disrupted by the effects of climate change, if they have received a simple package of training and cash grants, a new study has shown.

23 January 2017

Spain Supports Mothers And Children In Syria Through WFP

MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a €700,000 contribution from the Government of Spain to support the health and nutritional status of pregnant and breastfeeding women in warn-torn Syria

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