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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
11 July 2014

WFP Providing Food To Refugees Fleeing Violence In Nigeria

YAOUNDE – As violence in northeastern Nigeria causes massive displacement, thousands of families have fled across the border into Cameroon where the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing humanitarian assistance despite insecurity and logistical challenges.

10 July 2014

Japan Supports Refugees In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – The Japanese government has contributed US$1.4 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to some 70,000 refugees in north-western Tanzania.

9 July 2014

The New Logistics Hub Of United Nations In Spain, Key For Shipping Humanitarian Aid To Africa

The logistics hub of the World Food Program (WFP) at the Port of La Luz in Las Palmas, is part of the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot network (UNHRD), a network for global aid that can respond to any humanitarian crisis around the world in less than 48 hours. The Spanish Cooperation has funded the creation of this logistics hub to respond primarily to populations affected by humanitarian crises in West Africa.

8 July 2014

UNICEF and WFP Stepping Up Assistance To Desperate People In Remote Areas Of South Sudan

JUBA – UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically and a hunger catastrophe is looming.

Responding to Emergencies
4 July 2014

Cameroon: Alarming levels of malnutrition among refugee children and women from C.A.R.

YAOUNDE/DAKAR, 3 July 2014 – In Cameroon, up to 1 out of 3 refugee children from Central African Republic suffer from malnutrition, a recent United Nations assessment found.

3 July 2014

Canada Donates 6.7 Million Dollars Towards WFP Programmes In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$6.7 million from the Government of Canada for nutrition, school feeding and relief activities in Pakistan.

3 July 2014

Child Rugby Stars Take Centre Stage As WFP Promotes “Tackle Hunger” Partnership

ANTANANARIVO – Children from schools receiving United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) daily meals will compete on Friday in an exhibition match to promote WFP’s Tackle Hunger partnership with the International Rugby Board (IRB).  Coinciding with the African leg of the Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification process, the Webb Ellis Cup – the highest award in world rugby – will be on display during the match as part of a global trophy tour in the build-up to next year’s Rugby World Cup finals in England.

2 July 2014

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Joins Shakira's Pies Descalzos Foundation And Activia To Provide School Meals To Children Through The World Food Programme

Los Angeles, CA - July 2, 2014 - Due to the overwhelming success of the campaign launched by Shakira and Activia, Howard G. Buffett, a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger since 2007, today announced a commitment by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to provide additional funding to support WFP’s school meals program.
Focus on Women
2 July 2014

United Nations And Norway To Support Girls’ Education In Malawi

DEDZA, MALAWI– A new initiative to ensure better education for girls in Malawi is today being launched by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Dedza. Improving Access and Quality of Education for Girls in Malawi is a three-year, MK 7.2 billion programme that provides a range of interventions to address key threats to girls’ education: poor food and nutrition, inadequate protection, poor-quality schooling and violations of girls’ sexual and reproductive rights.

1 July 2014

Canada Supports WFP’s Fight Against Hunger And Malnutrition In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a generous contribution from the Government of Canada towards WFP emergency operations in Sudan. The contribution of CAD 5 million (US$4.5 million) will be used to support WFP’s emergency food assistance in Sudan.

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