Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is constructing a Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) in the Gilgit Baltistan (GB) –the northern area of Pakistan, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada. This will be the seventh HRF built in Pakistan as part of a strategic network of storage facilities to help the Government and humanitarian community better prepare for and respond to disasters.
DAKAR – Germany has contributed €25.5 million (US$28.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist more than 710,000 hungry people in the four-nation Lake Chad Basin region that is battling a Boko Haram insurgency.
YANTAI, CHINA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Tajikistan School Meals Recipe Book was named “Best in the World” at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, held in Yantai, China, this week.
MUNICH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deploying cutting-edge blockchain technology to make cash-based transfers faster, cheaper and more secure.
ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is concerned about about the humanitarian conditions inside western Mosul’s old city, where as many as 180,000 people are reportedly hungry and living in miserable conditions.
SANTO DOMINGO – Representatives of the Dominican Government and international organizations involved in risk management and disaster response will team up on a three day workshop starting today to explore the use of drones for humanitarian purposes in emergencies.
NAIROBI – On his first visit to Kenya since taking office, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, visited schoolchildren in a Nairobi primary school who receive daily lunches through WFP’s school meals programme, which has been funded through a successful global U.S. initiative that is in danger of being cut in the proposed U.S. government budget.
JUBA – The European Commission has reaffirmed its commitment to saving the lives of conflict-affected people in South Sudan with a US$ 12.9 (€11.9) million contribution to the emergency operation of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This is in addition to the US$ 32 (€30.4) million contribution that was already confirmed for 2017