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1 October 2017

WFP Chief: International Community Must Continue to Support Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh

COX’S BAZAR – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today reiterated WFP’s commitment to supporting people fleeing violence in Myanmar as he met refugee families and saw WFP relief activities in the new settlements in the Cox’s Bazar area.

29 September 2017

WFP Providing Food, Logistics And Telecoms Support To Hurricane-Hit Island Of Dominica

ROME – Emergency food supplies from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have been delivered for distribution on the Caribbean island of Dominica which was devastated by Hurricane Maria early last week. The Category 5 hurricane has claimed nearly 30 lives, and damaged an estimated 80 percent of buildings on the mountainous island while many roads have been blocked or damaged.

29 September 2017

WFP Executive Director To Visit Escalating Humanitarian Crisis On Bangladesh Border With Myanmar

DHAKA/COX’S BAZAR – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be visiting Bangladesh from 29 September until 2 October to see first-hand how the country is coping with the humanitarian crisis on its border, after nearly half a million people have arrived fleeing violence in Myanmar.
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28 September 2017

Expansion Of Hot School Meals Programme In Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – Signaling a fresh start for the new academic year, 16 rural schools in Chui and Issyk-Kul provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic today start with hot meals for 5,000 primary school students. This development – part of a School Meals Optimization project begun in 2013 - been made possible by funding from Japan and the technical expertise of the United Nations World Food programme (WFP).

28 September 2017

New Stunting Prevention Initiative Launched By Government Of Balochistan And WFP

QUETTA – A new programme to prevent stunting among children in Pakistan’s Balochistan province has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the provincial government’s Planning and Development Department. The three-year project in Pishin district will provide nutrition support to more than 20,000 pregnant and nursing women, and children under five years of age.
26 September 2017

WFP Food Provided To Majority Of New Arrivals In Cox’s Bazar

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh by providing food to people arriving in Cox’s Bazar following an outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State.

Contributions to WFP
20 September 2017

US Donates Around US$100 Million For WFP Northeast Nigeria Emergency Response

ABUJA — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a significant contribution of nearly US$100 million from the United States, which guarantees continued life-saving food assistance in northeast Nigeria through early 2018.

20 September 2017

WFP Media Advisory: The United Nations’ Efforts to Stave Off Famine in Yemen to Be Featured at SDG Media Zone on Friday, 22 Sept.

NEW YORK – The U.N. World Food Programme’s executive director, David Beasley, will discuss the crisis of staving off famine in Yemen, where 17 million people have been pushed into hunger by ongoing fighting. 

20 September 2017

WFP Provides Food Assistance To A Record 7 Million People In Yemen In August

SANA’A – In an ongoing struggle to avert famine in Yemen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to provide food assistance to a record seven million people across the country during the month of August 2017.

18 September 2017

Crisis in School Meals Financing for West & Central Africa Puts Young Generation At Risk, WFP Warns

DAKAR – More than 1.5 million vulnerable children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the agency announced at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. 

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