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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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20 October 2016

Saudi Arabia Supports Syrians In Syria And Jordan

RIYADH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a contribution of US$6 million from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to support displaced Syrians inside their country as well as Syrian refugees in Jordan.

20 October 2016

Papua New Guinea Drought: WFP Food Distributions Wind Up Amid Signs Of Recovery

PORT MORESBY – The World Food Programme announced that it has concluded its food distributions in Papua New Guinea, having reached over 246,000 people in the highlands as well as Western and Milne Bay Provinces. These areas are recovering from the most severe El Niño–related drought in decades.

19 October 2016

WFP Supplies Emergency Assistance To Victims of Violence In Central African Republic

BANGUI – The World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency food assistance to 8,000 people affected by an upsurge in violence in the north of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). This is in addition to regular food and nutrition support for some 120,000 people.

19 October 2016

Minister Visits EU-Funded WFP Project Aimed At Keeping Children In School

CAIRO – The Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Sahar Nasr, visited a community school in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena supported by the "Enhancing Access to Education and Fighting Child Labour” project funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). The EU has allocated a €60 million grant for this project.

17 October 2016

Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat Launched In Sindh To Combat Malnutrition At Local Level

KARACHI: The Planning and Development Department of the Government of Sindh and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a Secretariat for the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative in Karachi.

17 October 2016

WFP Contributes Nearly US$60 Million To Uganda’s Economy

KAMPALA – As the world marks World Food Day, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda continues to make a meaningful difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people. At the same time, Uganda is playing an increasingly important role in supplying food for WFP’s life-saving operations throughout East Africa. To support that work, WFP has injected nearly US$60 million into the Ugandan economy so far this year through local food purchases, transport contracts and warehousing.
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14 October 2016

World Food Day Highlights That Climate Is Changing And That Food And Agriculture Must Too

ROME- The resounding message from this year's World Food Day celebrations in Rome and in many countries is that climate change, hunger and poverty must be addressed together in order to achieve the sustainable development goals set by the international community.

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14 October 2016

WFP Delivering Food Assistance To Survivors Of Hurricane Matthew In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Government of Haiti in providing emergency food assistance to 750,000 people in regions battered by powerful Hurricane Matthew.

13 October 2016

WFP Marks World Food Day With Focus On Bold Partnerships That Spur Change

ROME – To mark World Food Day on 16 October, the World Food Programme (WFP) is highlighting the need for bold and constructive partnerships between governments, business and organizations that will create the requisite momentum towards achieving Zero Hunger and shaping a brighter future for millions of children.

13 October 2016

WFP Provides Cash To Returnees In South Waziristan Agency In Pakistan

PESHAWAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has successfully implemented its first cash-for-work programme for conflict-affected people who have returned to their areas of origin in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

 

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