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14 October 2013

WFP Condemns Ration Card Scam In Mogadishu

MOGADISHU/NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned a recently uncovered scam aimed at defrauding displaced people in Mogadishu, and urges residents of the Somali capital to beware of the illegal scheme.

11 October 2013

WFP And Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry Partner To Improve Rural Communities’ Nutritional Status

VIENTIANE – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have entered into a partnership to enhance the livelihood of people living in rural areas of Lao PDR through WFP’s Livelihood Initiatives for Nutrition (LIN) programme.

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11 October 2013

WFP Launches E-Cards For Syrian Refugees In Lebanon With Mastercard’s Support

LONDON/BEIRUT – As part of its massive humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rolling out an innovative electronic voucher programme in Lebanon that will allow hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to meet their food needs and help boost the local economy.
9 October 2013

Four Million People Food Insecure In Madagascar

9 October 2013, Rome – As many as 4 million people in rural areas of Madagascar are food insecure following this year’s reduced harvest. Production of rice – the Indian Ocean island’s staple – and maize has been badly hit by erratic weather and a locust invasion. A further9.6 million people are at risk of food insecurity, say two United Nations agencies.

8 October 2013

The European Union Supports Access to Education in Southern Madagascar

Antananarivo -  The European Union has recently allocated a contribution of around 14 billion Ariary (US$5.96 million) towards the school feeding programme implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Education in the southern region of Madagascar. This funding will allow WFP to continue its food assistance, which had been partially scaled back during the 2012/2013 school year due to a funding shortfall.

8 October 2013

WFP Welcomes Continued Support From United States For School Feeding In Cambodia

Phnom Penh – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Cambodia has welcomed a commitment of US$ 20 million over the next three years for its school feeding programmes from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). >

3 October 2013

Japan And WFP Review Disaster Resilience Building In Southern Bangladesh

DHAKA – The Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh and the Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme today visited Satkhira, Southern Bangladesh, to see the impact of WFP’s programmes to help communities enhance their resilience to natural disasters and the effects of climate change.

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3 October 2013

Vodafone Foundation And WFP Train Frontline Humanitarian Responders

PISA, ITALY –Twenty technical personnel from 20 different relief organizations began the two-week IT Emergency Management Training this week, a course designed to prepare them for leading frontline humanitarian disaster response operations. Funded by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Vodafone Foundation, this is the 10th session of the course bringing the total number of trained personnel to over 200.

2 October 2013

South Africa Contributes ToThe Fight Against Hunger In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

KINSHASA – The Republic of South Africa has announced a contribution of 3 million rand (US$ 290,000) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist displaced people facing food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2 October 2013

Nearly One And A Half Million In Need Of Food Assistance At Onset Of Lean Season

LILONGWE – The Government of Malawi along with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners yesterday launched a relief operation to meet a rise in Malawi’s food needs due to bad weather during the growing season and high food prices. The areas of greatest need are more widely spread than last year and include the traditional surplus areas of central and northern Malawi.

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