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26 October 2017

WFP Appeals For Access To Besieged Syrian Enclave Amid Reports Of Severe Hunger

ROME -  The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is concerned about media reports emerging from Eastern Ghouta, a besieged area not far from the Syrian capital. These reports signal extreme cases of hunger and malnutrition among conflict-affected families.

22 October 2017

WFP Media Advisory - Rohingya Pledging Conference: Multimedia Materials for Journalists and Broadcasters

ROME – As leaders gather for the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Crisis in Geneva tomorrow, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, called for access and resources to alleviate the suffering of more than half a million people. WFP has provided food to the 580,000 people who have flooded out of Myanmar since August 25.

18 October 2017

New WFP-NDMA Tool Ranks Vulnerability To Food Insecurity And Natural Hazards In Districts Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A new tool jointly launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan will support interventions related to food security and natural disasters in the country.
17 October 2017

EU-Funded Cash Assistance Programme Reaches 1 Million Refugees In Turkey

ANKARA – A groundbreaking programme to support refugees in Turkey is providing monthly cash assistance to vulnerable families at an unprecedented scale. Just a year after its launch, the European Union-funded programme is reaching 1 million refugees, most of them from war-torn Syria.

16 October 2017

Contribution From China To Boost WFP Emergency Food Assistance To Vulnerable Afghans

Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises in Afghanistan.

School Meals
13 October 2017

WFP Welcomes Vital Funding for School Meals from US Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will provide daily school meals for nearly half a million children in four countries over the next several years through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program. 

13 October 2017

As Hunger Surges, WFP Chief Appeals For Peace On World Food Day

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme today made an impassioned plea for peace amid mounting evidence of the links between conflict, migration and rising hunger.

12 October 2017

WFP Provides Emergency Food Assistance To Families In Libya’s Conflict-Hit Sabratha

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing vital food assistance to families who have been displaced by clashes between armed groups in western Libya’s Sabratha. The area has recently experienced an upsurge of conflict.

Climate Change
12 October 2017

WFP Mobilizes Grant From The Green Climate Fund To Protect Farmers From Climate Change

ROME – A project designed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Senegal to make smallholder farmers in West Africa better able to cope with the impact of climate change has been approved by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The US$10 million project will benefit some 400,000 smallholder farmers and vulnerable people in Senegal, helping them become more resilient to climate shocks such as drought which has afflicted much of Africa in recent decades.

10 October 2017

Through WFP, Japan Supports Vulnerable Palestinians In Gaza

RAMALLAH – The Government of Japan has announced a JPY 350 million (approximately US$3.2 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that will provide six months of food assistance for to 52,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza.

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