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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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13 January 2016

Donor Support Helps WFP Continue UNHAS Flights Across Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed significant contributions from donors towards the operation in Sudan during 2015 of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).

31 December 2015

WFP Appeals To All Parties To The Conflict In Yemen To Allow Food Distributions In Taiz

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the city of Taiz where people have been going hungry for weeks as WFP struggles to reach vulnerable families in the war-torn city.

29 December 2015

European Union Donates 3 Million Euros To Help Remote Quake-Affected Villages

KATHMANDU – The European Union has contributed 340 million Nepali Rupees (EUR 3 million) to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) to help deliver shelter and emergency supplies to remote mountain communities still struggling after the April earthquake.
21 December 2015

Czech Funding Helps Thousands In Ethiopia Avoid Malnutrition

ADDIS ABABA – A recent contribution by the Czech Republic allows the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide specialized nutritious food to 8,000 children and mothers in drought-affected areas of Ethiopia for three months.

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21 December 2015

UNEP And WFP Team Up To Help Tackle Climate Issues In Sudan

KHARTOUM–The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a letter of agreement to formalize their collaboration on activities supporting the government in assisting vulnerable communities in Sudan. The organisations will together address issues of food security as they help communities strengthen their environmental management, their ability to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as their disaster-risk reduction programmes. “UNEP is confident that this agreement with WFP

15 December 2015

United Nations Delivers 634 Metric Tons Of Humanitarian Aid To Luhansk

KYIV, 14 December 2015 – The United Nations delivered 634 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Luhansk today. Led by the Logistics Cluster, the convoy includes food, medicines and trauma kits, antiretroviral treatment and test systems procured by the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

15 December 2015

WFP Starts Local Production Of Date Bars In Syria For School Feeding Programme

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started producing date bars enriched with vitamins and minerals in war-torn Syria, as part of its school feeding programme for more than 315,000 vulnerable children.

14 December 2015

UNICEF And WFP Launch Second Joint Programme To Help Syrian Children Weather The Harsh Winter In Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan – As the harsh cold winter approaches Jordan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a winter cash assistance programme that will allow vulnerable Syrian families in Za’atari and Azraq camps to buy warm winter clothing for all their children. 

11 December 2015

Germany Gives Crucial Support For Refugees In East Africa

DAR ES SALAAM – The Government of Germany has today announced a contribution of €16.5 million to support refugees in East Africa. Of this, €14 million goes to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to recently-arrived Burundian refugees, and to Congolese refugees, in Tanzania. The remaining €2.5 million goes to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for assistance to Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania.

10 December 2015

WFP Sends Convoys Into Yemen City Of Taiz To Avert Looming Humanitarian Crisis

SANA’A – Two convoys of assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have arrived in the central Yemeni city of Taiz with badly needed food supplies for residents living in dire conditions under a virtual state of siege. 

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