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5 May 2017

New WFP Report Finds Food Insecurity Accelerates Global Migration

ROME – At a time when a record-high number of people have been forced to flee their homes across the world, a new study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) clearly establishes that high levels of food insecurity lead to higher levels of migration across borders.

4 May 2017

WFP Celebrates School Meals Day In Tajikistan For Healthy School Children

RUDKAI DISTRICT - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan and its technical partner, the Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI), today held an event to celebrate School Meals Day at School No 1. in Rudaki District.
3 May 2017

WFP Executive Director Visits Lebanon And Syria, Urges Continued Donor Support

BEIRUT – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today concluded a three-day visit to Lebanon and Syria where he assessed the growing humanitarian needs of vulnerable Syrians and met senior government officials and partners to discuss humanitarian operations in both countries.

2 May 2017

Danish Funding Supports Vulnerable People In Horn Of Africa Drought And South Sudan

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$10.7 million (75 million Danish Krone) contribution from the Government of Denmark to help roll back famine in South Sudan and to assist hungry people in Horn of Africa countries hit by drought.

30 April 2017

WFP Executive Director To Visit Lebanon And Syria

BEIRUT – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will make an official visit to Lebanon and Syria. This is the first visit of the newly appointed Executive Director to WFP operations since he assumed office earlier this month.

30 April 2017

First-Ever Regional Meeting On Food Security In Disaster-Prone Pacific Islands Concludes In Fiji

NADI – Preparing for and responding to natural disasters as they affect access to food for millions of people in the Pacific Islands, is one of the major themes that was discussed at the first-ever meeting of the Regional Pacific Food Security Cluster in Nadi, Fiji this week.

28 April 2017

UN Food Agencies Warn Against Ignoring Famine Alarm

ROME – The leaders of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent further hunger deaths in four countries stalked by famine: northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

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27 April 2017

WFP Nutrition Programme In Ethiopia Receives Crucial Contribution From China

ADAMA, ETHIOPIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has received a vital new contribution of US$8 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China for WFP’s life-saving nutrition support for children and women in Ethiopia. 

25 April 2017

Japan Contributes US$ 6.3 Million To Support Efforts Towards Refugees And Host Communities In Uganda

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.
25 April 2017

Double Burden Of Undernutrition And Obesity Cost Latin America Billions, Says New Report

MEXICO CITY. –The combined impact of undernutrition and overweight/obesity, also known as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition,” contributed to the loss of billions of dollars to the economies of Latin America, according to a ground-breaking report released on Monday.

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