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21 December 2015

Czech Funding Helps Thousands In Ethiopia Avoid Malnutrition

ADDIS ABABA – A recent contribution by the Czech Republic allows the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide specialized nutritious food to 8,000 children and mothers in drought-affected areas of Ethiopia for three months.

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21 December 2015

UNEP And WFP Team Up To Help Tackle Climate Issues In Sudan

KHARTOUM–The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a letter of agreement to formalize their collaboration on activities supporting the government in assisting vulnerable communities in Sudan. The organisations will together address issues of food security as they help communities strengthen their environmental management, their ability to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as their disaster-risk reduction programmes. “UNEP is confident that this agreement with WFP

15 December 2015

United Nations Delivers 634 Metric Tons Of Humanitarian Aid To Luhansk

KYIV, 14 December 2015 – The United Nations delivered 634 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Luhansk today. Led by the Logistics Cluster, the convoy includes food, medicines and trauma kits, antiretroviral treatment and test systems procured by the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

15 December 2015

WFP Starts Local Production Of Date Bars In Syria For School Feeding Programme

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started producing date bars enriched with vitamins and minerals in war-torn Syria, as part of its school feeding programme for more than 315,000 vulnerable children.

14 December 2015

UNICEF And WFP Launch Second Joint Programme To Help Syrian Children Weather The Harsh Winter In Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan – As the harsh cold winter approaches Jordan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a winter cash assistance programme that will allow vulnerable Syrian families in Za’atari and Azraq camps to buy warm winter clothing for all their children. 

11 December 2015

Germany Gives Crucial Support For Refugees In East Africa

DAR ES SALAAM – The Government of Germany has today announced a contribution of €16.5 million to support refugees in East Africa. Of this, €14 million goes to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to recently-arrived Burundian refugees, and to Congolese refugees, in Tanzania. The remaining €2.5 million goes to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for assistance to Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania.

10 December 2015

WFP Sends Convoys Into Yemen City Of Taiz To Avert Looming Humanitarian Crisis

SANA’A – Two convoys of assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have arrived in the central Yemeni city of Taiz with badly needed food supplies for residents living in dire conditions under a virtual state of siege. 

7 December 2015

WFP Partners With Ministry Of Manpower To Implement EU-Funded Project To Fight Child Labour

European Union and World Food Programme Enhance Children's Access to Education and Fight Child Labour in Egypt

7 December 2015

WFP And Sudanese Red Crescent Cooperate To Meet Humanitarian Needs

KHARTOUM–The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in areas including food security, nutrition, and education in response to the needs of conflict-affected people and other vulnerable groups in Sudan.

3 December 2015

In The Central African Republic WFP Scales Up Local Food Purchase To Boost The Economy And Livelihoods And Benefit School Children

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is expanding its Purchase for Progress (P4P) activity in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Through this initiative funded by the United States, Germany and Japan, WFP plans to support 12,000 small-scale farmers by purchasing over 400 metric tons of food for its school meals programme during the next few months.

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