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School Meals
30 May 2016

More School Children To Receive WFP Take-Home Food Rations In Sierra Leone

FREETOWN - More than 326,000 school children will receive take-home food rations this academic year as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) expands its assistance from 1,000 to 1,415 primary schools across the country to support efforts to get and keep children in school post-Ebola.

30 May 2016

60,000 Filipino School Children Receive Dates From The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

MANILA – In time for the holy month of Ramadan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) is donating 30 metric tonnes of dates to school children in conflict-affected areas in Central Mindanao through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

26 May 2016

WFP Commends Bhutan On Roadmap For National School Meals Programme

Thimpu – Bhutan has made impressive steps towards establishing a nationally-owned, sustainable school meals programme, a senior official of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said in a meeting on Tuesday with Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

26 May 2016

WFP Launches Arabic Version Of Award -Winning ShareTheMeal App To Feed Syrian Refugee Children During Ramadan

ROME – Smartphone users in the Arabic-speaking world can help feed Syrian refugee children in Lebanon with just a tap on their mobile phones through the innovative ShareTheMeal application, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today.

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25 May 2016

Saudi Arabian Dates Will Boost Nutrition Among School Children in Nicaragua

MANAGUA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nicaragua received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some 234 Metric Tons of dates, a nutritious fruit with a high nutritional content and numerous health benefit, for its distribution among Nicaraguan school children. 

25 May 2016

WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Hend Sabry Visits Syrian Refugees In Beirut

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger Hend Sabry visited Syrian refugees in Beirut ahead of the holy month of Ramadan to highlight WFP’s award-winning mobile phone application ShareTheMeal, which provides an easy means for smartphone users to help feed Syrian refugee children in Lebanon with just a tap on their phones.

25 May 2016

UN Agencies Provide Seeds, Tools And Food To Break Hunger Cycle In The C.A.R.

FAO and WFP extending critical support to farming families in Central African Republic during lean season

Cash and Vouchers
24 May 2016

Government Of Nigeria And WFP Step Up Assistance To People Bearing Brunt Of Boko Haram Violence

ISTANBUL – Under the Government of Nigeria’s leadership, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up to assist 430,000 people in Northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has led to one of the most acute and largely forgotten humanitarian crises in the world.

24 May 2016

Donor Support Allows WFP To Extend Africa Disaster Insurance So Risks Are Managed

ISTANBUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says that it will extend disaster insurance coverage to more African countries to help transform how they cope with drought and floods – from responding only after disasters strike to managing the risks before.

23 May 2016

Denmark & WFP Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement At World Humanitarian Summit

ISTANBUL – Denmark and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed a landmark agreement today to ensure flexible, predictable and multi-year funding to support WFP’s efforts toward reaching zero hunger globally by 2030.

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