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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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21 November 2016

Belgian Government Contribution Helps Saves Lives In Mali

BAMAKO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is happy to announce that the Belgian Government has contributed USD 2.2 million to help nearly 115,000 vulnerable persons in Mali.

21 November 2016

Cash Helps Flood Affected Families In Northwest Bangladesh Get Back On Their Feet

DHAKA – Some 42,500 people in northwest Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance through a WFP initiative, enabling them to buy food and other necessities they lost when the area was hit by recurrent monsoon floods from August.

18 November 2016

UN Food Agencies Call For Urgent Action To Address Southern Madagascar’s Worsening Food Insecurity

$67 million needed in food aid and farming support for upcoming planting season

17 November 2016

European Union Supports Efforts To Reduce Malnutrition In Chad

N’DJAMENA–The European Union has announced its support for the local production of fortified complementary food in Chad. The joint 3-year project  (2016-2019) will be implemented by several United Nations agencies (FAO, WHO, WFP, UNICEF) in partnership with the Chad Government. Through an integrated, innovative approach, the project aims to improve access, availability and use of highly nutritious complementary food for children under five. Malnutrition is a major obstacle to country’s development.

17 November 2016

European Union Supports Efforts To Reduce Malnutrition In Chad

N’DJAMENA–The European Union has announced its support for the local production of fortified complementary food in Chad. The joint 3-year project  (2016-2019) will be implemented by several United Nations agencies (FAO, WHO, WFP, UNICEF) in partnership with the Chad Government. Through an integrated, innovative approach, the project aims to improve access, availability and use of highly nutritious complementary food for children under five. Malnutrition is a major obstacle to country’s development.

16 November 2016

Saudi Arabia Supports WFP Operations In Syria, Palestine & Ethiopia

RIYADH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$12 million contribution from the King Salman for Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria, Palestine and Ethiopia.

16 November 2016

WFP Supports Farmers Adapt To Climate Change

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) today signed an agreement to develop new tools for farmers to adapt to climate change in Laos.

16 November 2016

China Contributes US$12 Million To WFP For El Niño Drought Response And Syria Crisis

BEIJING - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made a contribution of US$10 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency operations currently supporting El Niño drought-affected people in Ethiopia and Somalia.  The Chinese Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, signed an agreement with WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, during the UN General Assembly in New York. Earlier, the Government of China also signed a US$2 million agreement with WFP to support its emergency operations for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

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15 November 2016

Syria Food Production At All-Time Low

Urgent assistance to farmers critical to stemming growing food insecurity, UN agencies say

15 November 2016

Kuwait Continues To Support WFP’s Humanitarian Operations In Syria

Dubai – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of Kuwait to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria.

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