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Responding to Emergencies
10 May 2015

WFP-chartered Ship Docks In Yemen With Fuel For Humanitarian Operations

SANA’A – A ship carrying fuel chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has arrived in Yemen, opening up a new humanitarian lifeline for civilians impacted by conflict. All humanitarian operations in the country had ground to a halt because of a shortage of fuel.

Responding to Emergencies
8 May 2015

WFP Expands Nepal Earthquake Response, Stresses Urgent Funding Needs For Food

KATHMANDU – Two weeks into the earthquake relief operation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that food is an increasingly urgent need as it overcomes severe logistical challenges to reach hundreds of thousands of survivors in some of the hardest-hit and most remote areas of Nepal.

7 May 2015

With Australian Support, WFP & Disaster Management Authority Open Fourth Humanitarian Facility In Pakistan

LAHORE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Punjab Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) today inaugurated the fourth humanitarian response facility for Pakistan in Lahore, in the presence of Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, Major General Asghar Nawaz NI (M), Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Lola Castro, WFP Representative in Pakistan.

7 May 2015

Women And Children Face Gruelling Lean Season In Areas Affected By Boko Haram Violence

YAOUNDE/N’DJAMENA/NIAMEY/DAKAR – Thousands of women and children in regions where Boko Haram violence has spilled across borders into Cameroon, Niger and Chad face a gruelling lean season as malnutrition rates worsen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

6 May 2015

WFP To Receive 3 Million Nutrition Bars For Nepal's Quake Victims

KATHMANDU – The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) is to receive 3 million urgently-needed nutrition bars in Nepal in the coming days to help support those people left without food in the aftermath of the recent earthquake.

4 May 2015

USAID Contribution Ensures Vital Support For Poor Families In Niger

NIAMEY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed in-kind and cash donations from USAID’s Food for Peace Program totalling US$40 million to support WFP’s assistance to very poor households and build community resilience to withstand recurrent shocks especially drought.

Responding to Emergencies
3 May 2015

WFP Executive Director Ends Nepal Visit, Calls For Urgently-Needed Relief Funds

KATHMANDU – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has concluded her visit to earthquake-affected regions of Nepal where she saw first-hand the achievements, and challenges, of the complex relief operation.

Responding to Emergencies
30 April 2015

UN World Food Programme Executive Director To Visit Quake-Hit Nepal

KATHMANDU – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, is travelling to Nepal today to see at first hand WFP’s operation to assist hundreds of thousands of survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 25 April.

30 April 2015

WFP Emergency Food Distributions Come To A Halt In Yemen Due To Severe Fuel Shortages

SANA’A/AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme today appealed to all parties in Yemen to allow the commercial sector and aid agencies to bring urgently needed fuel and food into the country, where a severe fuel shortage is threatening the delivery of lifesaving assistance to Yemenis hit by the conflict.

28 April 2015

WFP Rushes Food And Relief Supplies To Nepal Earthquake Survivors

 KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is mounting an emergency operation to help survivors of the Nepal earthquake, with food trucks rolling today into the district of Gorkha, one of the worst-hit areas.

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