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1 March 2017

Second Africa Day Of School Feeding Celebrated In Brazzaville, Republic Of Congo

Congo Brazzaville: The second edition of the African Day of School Meals was officially launched and celebrated on Wednesday 1 March 2017, under the patronage of the Congolese government, to the theme: “Home Grown School Feeding: Investment in Youth and Children for Harnessing the Demographic Dividend”.
1 March 2017

EU Support In Niger Through 2016 Saved Lives Threatened By Hunger & The Lake Chad Crisis

NIAMEY –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Niger has expressed its gratitude to the people of Europe for contributions of more than €11.5 million in 2016, made by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Unit (ECHO). These funds enabled WFP to provide food assistance to the most vulnerable families in the country.

28 February 2017

Malnutrition Costs Pakistan US$7.6 Billion Annually, New Study Reveals

ISLAMABAD – The consequences of malnutrition – including lost labourers, healthcare expenses and lower productivity – cost Pakistan US$7.6 billion, or 3 percent of GDP, every year, according to a new report launched by the Pakistan Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat at the Ministry of Planning Development & Reform, in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

27 February 2017

Government Of Belgium Supports UNHAS In Nigeria And Other Emergencies In 2016/2017

BRUSSELS - Contributing a total of €6 million, the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC) has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) provide crucial air transport services for the humanitarian community across Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Yemen in 2016 and will continue to support services through 2017.

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27 February 2017

WFP Concerned About Desperate Reports Coming From Families Inside Western Mosul

ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions.

23 February 2017

EU Support Allows WFP To Provide For More Malian Refugees In Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a vital injection of €1.5 million from the European Union to help meet the food needs of Malian refugees in Mauritania.

23 February 2017

Italy Donates EUR 1 Million To WFP And UNICEF For People Affected By Conflict In Eastern Ukraine

Kyiv  – The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF to assist people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2017.

23 February 2017

Mexico Supports Vulnerable Syrian Refugees In Lebanon During The Winter Months

BEIRUT – The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon this winter thanks to generous contributions from the Government of Mexico and other donors.
21 February 2017

Joint Statement On Famine In South Sudan

Life-saving support urgently needed in Greater Unity Region

21 February 2017

Somalia: Persistent Drought Leads To Major Food Security Crisis

A failed 2016 rainy season linked to the climate phenomenon La Niña, combined with exceptionally warm sea surface temperatures in the western Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans, have led to extreme drought in the Horn of Africa and a more intense drought than that of 2010 in Somalia. These extreme weather conditions, combined with factors including high food prices, trade disruption, population displacement and insecurity, are likely to have a very severe impact on the food security of millions of people in the coming months. This expected food crisis could be exacerbated by a forecast poor rainfall season in 2017.

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