Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
NAIROBI – After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps starting on 1 April.
ABUJA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US $3.5 million contribution from the Government of Japan to provide desperately needed food assistance to tens of thousands of internally displaced people in Northeast Nigeria.
HARARE – The World Food Programme (WFP), together with the Government of Zimbabwe, launched a five-year plan today to build resilience, end hunger and boost nutrition in country.
DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2020 designed to strengthen and support the Government of Bangladesh in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of “Zero Hunger “by 2030.
SANTO DOMINGO – Dominican officials involved with disaster risk management will participate in an international workshop on 28-31 March to train on the use of drones and new technologies to prevent emergencies and improve the assessment of areas that are vulnerable to disasters.
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KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today began to move food assistance to reach famine-hit and food-insecure people in South Sudan by using a newly opened humanitarian corridor announced by the Government of Sudan this week.
ROME - The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), His Excellency Anil Wadhwa of India, has welcomed the appointment of David Beasley of the United States of America as WFP’s next Executive Director.
BEIJING - The UN World Food Programme (WFP), working in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture in People’s Republic of China and other partners, are embarking upon a five-year Strategic Plan in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2, a world with zero hunger by 2030.
ROME, ITALY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of US$6 million from the Republic of Korea that will allow WFP to enhance innovative food security monitoring systems in ten countries in Africa, enabling the organization to hear directly from people in need. The funding was raised through Korea’s air-ticket solidarity levy, which is collected from each international flight passenger departing Korea. Known as the “Global Disease Eradication Fund,” it is part of Seoul’s commitment to ending global disease, poverty and hunger.