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8 April 2014

WFP Congratulates His Highness The Amir Of Kuwait On Being Honoured By UN Secretary-General

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today congratulated His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as the UN paid tribute to his leading support for humanitarian causes, particularly the Syria crisis.

Responding to Emergencies
8 April 2014

WFP Dispatches Food For Record Number Of Syrians As Fears Rise About Impact Of Drought

DAMASCUS/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided assistance to a record 4 million people in Syria last month but a special report published today highlights how a potential drought would strain the country’s already fragile food security situation.

Responding to Emergencies
7 April 2014

Deepening Crisis In C.A.R. Devastating People's Ability To Support Themselves

UN report says immediate support for food and livelihoods needed to meet “acute and complex emergency”

7 April 2014

Swiss Contribution Will Boost Nutrition For Mothers And Children In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed two contributions from the government of Switzerland that will improve the poor nutritional status of children, pregnant women and nursing mothers in Sudan.

4 April 2014

Cost of Hunger in Africa Study: A Regional Look at the Price of child undernutrition in Africa

Abuja, 28 March: The first report of the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) Study that unveils the crushing impact of child undernutrition on the economies of four African countries was launched today in Abuja, Nigeria during a high level event organized on the sidelines of the Seventh Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.

RBA
4 April 2014

UN Rome-Based Agencies Reveal Food Security And Nutrition Targets For Post-2015 Agenda

Liberian President and Italian Vice-Minister join high-level meeting of FAO, IFAD, WFP.

2 April 2014

UNHCR, WFP Leaders Witness Shocking State Of South Sudanese Refugees During Ethiopia Visit

As tens of thousands of South Sudanese continue to flee their conflict-torn homeland, the heads of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) travelled to Ethiopia's border region of Gambella from neighboring South Sudan to meet refugees who recently fled the conflict.

RBA
2 April 2014

Rome Agencies Host President Of Liberia For Event On Global Development Agenda

ROME – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) invite journalists to attend a news conference to mark a special event organised by the Rome-based agencies in honour of Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.

Responding to Emergencies
1 April 2014

WFP And UN Refugee Agency Alarmed At Scale Of Needs In South Sudan

JUBA, 1 April  -- The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) today warned that the crisis in South Sudan could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support the civilians who are struggling to survive.

1 April 2014

UAE Contributes To WFP Saving Lives In Syria Conflict

ROME/GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of US$31 million from the Government of the United Arab Emirates towards its emergency humanitarian operations in Syria.

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