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10 July 2017

US Contribution To Boost WFP Food Assistance, Local Economy In Afghanistan

KABUL – A contribution of US$20 million from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will enable the World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan to provide food assistance to more than 577,000 people in need. Nearly 70 percent of the money will be spent in Afghanistan to buy locally-milled, nutrient-enriched flour and salt.
8 July 2017

Statement From World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley On Life-Saving U.S. Donation To Fight Famines

I am most grateful for the strong support to fight famine that President Trump and the American people have just given the World Food Programme. And we are deeply thankful for the leadership of Chancellor Merkel as the G-20 host for putting Africa and the looming famines on the world’s agenda.

7 July 2017

New Study Reveals Economic Toll Of Malnutrition In Democratic Republic Of Congo

KINSHASA – The economy of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is losing 1.637 billion Congolese francs, or more than a billion dollars a year, to the effects of child undernutrition. This is equivalent to as much as 4.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).*

7 July 2017

Japan supports WFP’s resilience building activities for Niger’s poorest populations

Niamey - The World Food Programme (WFP) in Niger welcomes a US$5.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan that underscores its ongoing commitment to help lift the most vulnerable Nigeriens out of poverty in a long-term, sustainable way.

6 July 2017

Mastercard And The World Food Programme Announce 100 Million Meals Commitment

HAMBURG – At the Global Citizen Festival Hamburg, Mastercard and the World Food Programme (WFP) will announce a new commitment in their continued vision to reverse the cycle of hunger and poverty. Connecting Mastercard’s expertise in technology and digital innovation with WFP’s work providing vital food assistance and resilience-building programmes to vulnerable communities. 100 Million Meals is a truly global initiative designed to raise significant funds and “meals” for those in need around the world.

6 July 2017

The Dominican Republic Holds its Second Consultation to prepare a National Roadmap to Achieve Zero Hunger in 2030

SANTO DOMINGO: July 6, 2017-  The Vice President of the Republic, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) organized today the Second Strategic Review Consultation with the aim of laying out the Dominican Republic’s roadmap to eradicate hunger by 2030.

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5 July 2017

Canada Provides CAD$50m For Unique 5-Year Integrated Resilience Program By UN Agencies

ROME – The United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies are embarking on an unprecedented joint programme to work with vulnerable communities in three crisis-prone areas over five years to meet their immediate food needs and boost their resilience, while addressing the root causes of food insecurity.

3 July 2017

The National Planning Commission And World Food Programme Launch Country Strategic Plan

WINDHOEK - The World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Government of Namibia’s National Planning Commission, has launched its five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP supports the Government in its drive to meet Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger. The aim is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture in Namibia by 2030.

3 July 2017

France Supports WFP Cash Programme For Refugees In Tanzania

KASULU – The Government of France has contributed EUR 250,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) so that refugees in Tanzania can receive further cash assistance. Following a previous allocation of funds (EUR 750,000) last year, this contribution confirms the commitment of the French Government towards food security and inclusive approaches.

3 July 2017

US$55 Million Needed For Life-Saving Assistance To DRC Refugees In Northern Angola

Pretoria – Thirteen UN agencies and NGOs are seeking US$55 million to continue helping the growing number of refugees arriving in Angola from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since April, some 31,000 refugees have arrived in Angola’s Lunda Norte province, fleeing violent attacks in the DRC’s Kasai region.

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