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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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21 August 2017

UK Continues To Support Most Vulnerable In Sudan Through Cash Assistance

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom has contributed £4.5 million (US$5.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide essential food assistance to nearly 370,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur for two months.

10 April 2017

Japan Supports UN Humanitarian Air Service In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of US$1 million from Japan to the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan, which is managed by WFP.

Responding to Emergencies
30 March 2017

WFP Uses New Route Through Sudan To Deliver Food To Famine-Hit South Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today began to move food assistance to reach famine-hit and food-insecure people in South Sudan by using a newly opened humanitarian corridor announced by the Government of Sudan this week.

20 March 2017

The United States And WFP Support Food-Insecure Populations In Sudan And South Sudan

PORT SUDAN – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today welcomed the second of two recent shipments carrying urgently required food assistance for Sudan and South Sudan.
20 February 2017

EU Supports WFP Food Assistance And Air Operations In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed two generous contributions totalling €8 million from European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), enabling WFP to provide food assistance to refugees, nutritional support to mothers and children and continue operation of the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan.

9 January 2017

WFP Launches Innovative Cash Assistance Programme In Darfur, Supported By UK aid

NYALA/KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed senior UK officials to a new cash assistance programme in Nyala’s Otash Camp in South Darfur. The programme, funded by UK aid from the government of the United Kingdom, is currently providing unrestricted cash assistance to 75,000 displaced people, offering them choice and freedom to prioritize their needs.

22 December 2016

UK Supports South Sudanese Refugees In Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of £3 million (approximately US$3.7 million) from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the critical needs of more than 164,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

School Meals
4 December 2016

Students Celebrate As School Meals Resume In Sudan’s Blue Nile State

DAMAZIN – Following a more than five-year hiatus, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) resumed its school meals programme in Sudan’s Blue Nile State this week for more than 7,000 students in 21 schools.

27 September 2016

WFP Announces Appointment Of New Country Director In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the appointment of Matthew Hollingworth as its Representative and Country Director in Sudan. 

Contributions to WFP
18 September 2016

UK Supports WFP Cash And Voucher Programme For Vulnerable People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 3 million from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) for its cash and voucher assistance programme supporting conflict-affected communities in Sudan.  

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