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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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23 March 2015

Food On Its Way To Vanuatu Islands Worst-Hit By Cyclone Pam

ROME/PORT VILA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Government of Vanuatu’s food distributions in priority areas to feed survivors of Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

23 March 2015

Kuwait Hosts WFP Photo Exhibition On Partnership To Assist Syrians In Crisis

KUWAIT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the State of Kuwait today inaugurated a photo exhibition highlighting WFP’s assistance to Syrians affected by the conflict now entering its fifth year.

20 March 2015

WFP Supports Vanuatu Government Food Distributions For Cyclone Pam Survivors

BANGKOK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Government of Vanuatu to provide immediate food assistance to some 162,000 people affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Responding to Emergencies
20 March 2015

WFP Reaches Stranded Civilians In Luhansk City After Months Of Fighting

KIEV – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday it had reached Luhansk city with three convoys this month, providing food assistance to nearly 10,000 stranded civilians for the first time since December.

ED - E.Cousin
19 March 2015

WFP Executive Director Visits South Sudan

JUBA – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, accompanied by the United States Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, David Lane, will make a three-day trip to South Sudan from today.

Cash and Vouchers
19 March 2015

WFP Launches First Food Voucher Programme In Central African Republic

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun its first food voucher programme in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) to assist more than 100,000 people affected by conflict. This innovative form of food assistance allows recipients to choose local foods, giving them a greater sense of normality.

Contributions to WFP
19 March 2015

Japan Contributes JPY 2.362 Billion To United Nations Agencies In Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW – Four United Nations organisations today welcomed a generous and timely contribution of 2.362 billion Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 19.5 million) from the Government of Japan to support humanitarian and development activities in Myanmar

19 March 2015

WFP Prioritizes Most Needy Syrian Refugees For Food Assistance In Jordanian Communities

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that its food assistance for Syrian refugees living in Jordanian communities will be prioritized further to make sure support goes to those most in need.

18 March 2015

Japan Supports WFP Food Assistance For Communities Affected By The Iraqi Crisis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$11.5 million from the Government of Japan for emergency food assistance to support more than 1 million conflict-affected Iraqis displaced inside their country.

School Meals
18 March 2015

WFP Provides Nutritious Meals To School Children In Southern Iraq

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today it is collaborating with the government to implement a school meals programme in Thi Qar, distributing nutritious meals to 21,000 vulnerable primary school children across 73 schools in southern Iraq.

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