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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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8 May 2018

Canada extends support to vulnerable Palestinians through WFP

RAMALLAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a US$1.6 million (CAD$2 million) contribution from the Government of Canada to support vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank. 

8 May 2018

Executive Director to visit WFP Operations in DPR Korea

ROME  –  The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will make an official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 8-11 May. 

3 May 2018

UN urges the world to act now to save lives in West Africa's Sahel

5 million people in need of food assistance and 1.6 million children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, 2.5 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists require urgent livelihoods assistance 

3 May 2018

Kyrgyz government and WFP team up to improve food security and nutrition

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to scale up their collaboration over the next five years and re-affirm their commitment to achieving food security for all in the country.

2 May 2018

Qatar Fund For Development Supports WFP’s Food Assistance Program in Iraq

London- The Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) has made a contribution of US$3 million to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide assistance for displaced people in Iraq. The funding will support more than 22,000 Iraqis living in camps. 

25 April 2018

World Food Programme in Colombia needs US$46 million to urgently help 350,000 migrants from Venezuela

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has called for funding to support the roll-out of a US$46 million plan to deliver emergency food assistance to 350,000 impoverished migrants, who have crossed the border from Venezuela into Colombia. 

23 April 2018

Executive Director of UN World Food Programme attends conference in support of Syria and the Region

BRUSSELS – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be among global leaders at Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region on 24 and 25 April in Brussels. Hosted by the United Nations and the European Union, the conference seeks to raise funds for people affected by the war in Syria and to bolster the peace process. 

20 April 2018

Government of Japan contributes US$ 1 million to UNICEF and WFP for a comprehensive set of life-saving health, nutrition, food security and WASH interventions

HARARE – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 1 million to enhance the resilience of communities in Zimbabwe through a comprehensive set of life-saving health, nutrition, food security and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions. 

19 April 2018

Germany supports smallholder farmers to restore their livelihoods and strengthen stabilization in post-conflict areas of eastern DR Congo

Bukavu – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are launching an innovative joint project to rebuild livelihoods shattered by conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), by empowering women, supporting farmers and helping build peace between communities – all thanks to a €35 million contribution from the German people.

19 April 2018

Spanish Foreign Minister Sees How WFP Logistics Hub in Las Palmas Helps Swifter Emergency Response

LAS PALMAS –The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, visited the logistics base of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria this morning. The logistics base, located in the port of Las Palmas, is a key hub for responding to humanitarian needs in West Africa. 

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