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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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19 December 2016

UN World Food Programme Welcomes Japanese Contribution To Its Operations In Mozambique

CHOKWE – The Government of Japan has contributed $US2.7 million to UN World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Mozambique. This will allow us to assist more than 82,000 drought-hit farmers in Gaza and Sofala provinces for three months, through programmes designed to restore livelihoods and improve resilience to climate change.
19 December 2016

WFP Welcomes Contribution From Spain To Support Humanitarian Air Transport In The Sahel

MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation from the Government of Spain to support its management of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) in Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

Contributions to WFP
16 December 2016

WFP Welcomes Kuwait Contribution To Food Assistance For Iraqis Affected By Mosul Crisis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$3 million from the Government of Kuwait to provide emergency food assistance for thousands of Iraqi families affected by the ongoing crisis in Mosul. 

Responding to Emergencies
16 December 2016

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Statement On Aleppo

ROME – For months, the world has watched as the cruelty of war has descended upon the people of Aleppo. As Aleppo and its people have suffered, so has our collective humanity. In recent days, WFP and its partners have provided food to thousands driven from their homes as conflict consumed Aleppo.

15 December 2016

Tens Of Thousands In Lake Chad Region To Benefit From Increased EU Contribution

N’DJAMENA – The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a one-million euro contribution from the European Union through the Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace. This contribution takes the EU’s financial support to WFP in the Lake Chad region to 4,5 million euros. It will allow WFP to provide more than emergency relief for 12,500 families, comprised of 62,500 very vulnerable people in the west of the Sahelian belt. 

9 December 2016

UN Provides Vital Food And Aid To 42,000 People In Eastern Mosul

BAGHDAD – In the single largest humanitarian aid delivery in eastern Mosul since the current conflict began, the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday provided food, dignity kits, water purification tablets, jerry cans, baby hygiene kits and more for 42,000 people in eastern Mosul. For the first time in over two weeks, security conditions have allowed humanitarian agencies to reach families living in the suburbs of eastern Mosul, many of whom are in desperate need of assistance.
8 December 2016

National Level Simulation Exercise Prepares Humanitarian Partners For Next Big Disaster

KATHMANDU – A three-day simulation exercise (SIMEX) on early warning, emergency preparedness, response and capacity building for natural disasters concluded in Kathmandu today. The exercise was organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA).
8 December 2016

WFP Welcomes Japan’s Generous Contribution To Fight Food Insecurity In Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW – WFP welcomed yesterday a contribution of JPY 300 million (US$ 2.8 million) made by the Government of Japan to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to help reduce food insecurity and undernutrition and increase resilience among the most vulnerable communities in Myanmar.

6 December 2016

WFP PDMA And FOCUS Launch Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) And School Safety Projects In Sanghar And Tharparkar

SANGHAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan, in collaboration with Provincial and District Disaster Management Authorities (PDMA and DDMAs), have launched two new projects aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Pakistan: a Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) project and a School Safety project.

6 December 2016

Swiss Support To WFP In DPR Korea Reaches Record High In 2016

PYONGYANG – In 2016, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed record level contributions from Switzerland - totaling more than US$8 million - to reach children and women with nutrition assistance in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Swiss support is helping WFP to reach 650,000 children and mothers for a period of ten months.

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