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5 September 2014

WFP And IRB Team Up To Tackle Hunger At Rugby World Cup 2015

LONDON – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have launched an ambitious push to raise funds and awareness as part of their Tackle Hunger partnership at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.

Responding to Emergencies
4 September 2014

Finland Donates €29 Million Over Four Years To Provide Life-Saving Food In Crises

HELSINKI/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of €29 million (US$40 million) from the Government of Finland. This contribution will support WFP’s life-saving humanitarian work in countries gripped by crises, as well as those struggling with hunger beyond the media spotlight.

Responding to Emergencies
4 September 2014

WFP Resumes Food Assistance In Iraq’s Largest Governorate, Al-Anbar

Al-ANBAR, IRAQ – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has resumed delivering food assistance in al-Anbar Governorate for the first time since May, targeting a total of 76,000 people with urgently needed food.

4 September 2014

Italian Contribution To WFP Will Assist Over 20,000 Vulnerable People In Sudan

KASSALA/KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$950,000 from the Italian government that will be used to boost WFP’s assistance to more than 20,000 vulnerable people in Sudan, especially young children in the eastern states of Kassala and Red Sea.
2 September 2014

U.S.A. Makes New Contribution To WFP’s Life-Saving Work Fighting Hunger In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous US$40 million contribution from the US government to provide food assistance for 2.8 million of the poorest Yemenis over the next few months.

Cash and Vouchers
2 September 2014

Voucher System Provides Vulnerable Families In Gaza With Critical Supplies

GAZA – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have come together to ensure critical food, water and sanitation supplies reach the most vulnerable families and children affected by 50 days of armed conflict in Gaza.

2 September 2014

WFP Steps Up Emergency Assistance And Logistical Support In Fight Against Ebola

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) is stepping up assistance to people impacted by Ebola in the three most-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – and increasing logistical support to the whole humanitarian community fighting the spread of the virus.

Responding to Emergencies
2 September 2014

WFP Reaches A Record Number Of People Inside Syria With Food Assistance

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) dispatched food to a record-breaking number of 4.1 million people inside war-ravaged Syria in August due to improved access with increased cross-line operations within Syria and more cross-border convoys.

28 August 2014

Mount Sinabung Disaster Response Experts Discuss Improvements For Emergency Operations

MEDAN – The experience of emergency responders during the recent eruptions of Mount Sinabung volcano will help experts to better plan assistance for other potential disasters, such as Mount Slamet, high-level government officials and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.

Responding to Emergencies
27 August 2014

WFP Lifeline Operation To Feed Displaced Iraqis Reaches Over 700,000 People

KARBALA, IRAQ – Food aid convoys from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have reached displaced Iraqis in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June.

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