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30 December 2017

WHO, WFP and UNICEF: Yemen’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another 1,000

WHO, WFP and UNICEF appeal for humanitarian access and an end to conflict, as 75 per cent of population now in need of urgent assistance.

28 December 2017

Donor Support Underpins WFP’s Assistance To Malian Refugees In Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Canada, the European Union (ECHO), Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), which have sustained assistance to refugees in Mauritania in 2017. The US$11.7 million in funding has allowed the agency to provide uninterrupted support to some 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp.

28 December 2017

European Commission Provides Vital Support For WFP Food Assistance In Syria

DAMASCUS – This year, the European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) contributed US$22.8 million for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide life-saving food assistance for families across Syria.

27 December 2017

DFID And WFP Sign Multi-Year Agreement To Change Lives In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will contribute £32.5 million in support of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Sudan over the next three years.
27 December 2017

DFID And WFP Sign Multi-Year Agreement To Change Lives In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will contribute £32.5 million in support of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Sudan over the next two years.
27 December 2017

Landmark Contribution From China Enables WFP To Assist 158,000 People In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is grateful for a landmark contribution by China that will provide food and nutrition assistance to displaced people and returnee families in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

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22 December 2017

WFP Chief Welcomes New Leader At Partner Agency UNICEF

ROME – The  head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley congratulates Henrietta H. Fore on her appointment as the new Executive Director of sister agency UNICEF.   

22 December 2017

As Yemen humanitarian crisis escalates, small number of governments step up to save lives

ROME – With more than eight million people now dependent on food assistance for survival in Yemen, the fate of those caught up in the country’s long running conflict is now in the hands of a small number of donor governments. Nearly 80 percent of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) funding for Yemen this year has been provided by the United States, Germany, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, with the US providing the largest single amount (US$386 million).

20 December 2017

WFP Launches First Emergency Logistics Simulation Training

ADDIS ABABA – On 15 December, WFP kicked off the organization’s first ever Emergency Logistics Simulation Training to be held in Ethiopia.
20 December 2017

Funding From Germany Underpins WFP Cash Assistance To Conflict-Affected Iraqis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €4.4 million (US$5.2 million) from the Government of Germany, which will provide cash-based assistance to almost a quarter of a million Iraqis for one month.

 

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