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9 May 2014

Government Of Pakistan Donates 26,000 Metric Tons Of Wheat To WFP

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has announced the release of 26,000 metric tons of wheat for distribution in Pakistan by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The contribution, valued at US$10 million, comes at a critical time when funding shortages are threatening WFP’s ability to provide emergency food assistance to almost 1 million people displaced by violence in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

7 May 2014

WFP Airlifts Fuel To Bangui To Keep Life-Saving Aid Flowing In C.A.R.

BANGUI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today airlifted 50,000 litres of jet fuel from Nairobi to Bangui to continue providing life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.), gripped by a fuel shortage.

6 May 2014

WFP Welcomes US$10 Million United States Contribution To Support Refugees

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$10 million contribution from the government of the United States of America in support of refugees in Uganda, including the new arrivals from South Sudan.
WFP Ambassadors
5 May 2014

Philanthropist Howard Buffett Responds To Dire Need in Central African Republic With US$1 Million For The Hungry

Washington, DC – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has received a $1 million contribution from long-time philanthropist Howard Buffett to help meet the most urgent hunger needs in the conflict-torn country Central African Republic (C.A.R.).

5 May 2014

WFP Donates Logistics Equipment To Bolster Government Disaster Preparedness

MANILA – To complement the national government’s efforts in disaster preparedness and response, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today formally handed over logistics equipment to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) at a ceremony in Manila.

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2 May 2014

UNHCR And WFP Warn: Fighting Is Preventing Aid Delivery In South Sudan

JUBA – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are calling on the parties to the conflict in South Sudan to provide safe access to enable humanitarian assistance to reach vulnerable people including 125,000 Sudanese refugees in Maban County, Upper Nile State.

1 May 2014

US And WFP Announce US$26 Million Contribution To Keep 130,000 Children In School Over Next Three Years

DHAKA/GAIBANDHA – The US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dan Mozena, today announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide US$26 million through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to benefit 130,000 school children in the poorest areas of Bangladesh.
27 April 2014

WFP Welcomes US-Donated Food For 4 Million Vulnerable, Hungry People In Sudan

PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival of a ship carrying 47,250 metric tons of sorghum -- enough food to feed 1.7 million people for three months – donated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

23 April 2014

Joint Statement By Heads Of UN Humanitarian Agencies On Syria

NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April, 2014. One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people whose lives and futures hang in the balance: Enough, we said, enough!

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22 April 2014

New Atlas Maps Out Areas Vulnerable To Climate Change, Disasters And Food Insecurity In The Andean Region

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new Atlas of the Andean Region showing which areas are most threatened by climate change and the risks of related disasters and their potential impact on the food security and sustainable development of entire communities. 

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