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1 June 2017

Germany Contributes €25.5 Million To WFP’s Emergency Response In Lake Chad Basin

DAKAR – Germany has contributed €25.5 million (US$28.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist more than 710,000 hungry people in the four-nation Lake Chad Basin region that is battling a Boko Haram insurgency.

School Meals
30 August 2016

School Meals At Risk For 1.3 Million Children In West And Central Africa

DAKAR – As schools resume this autumn, more than 1.3 million children across West and Central Africa risk missing out on school meals from the World Food Programme (WFP), as widening financial constraints force the United Nations agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach.

RBA
29 July 2016

Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger

Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

22 April 2016

US Support Vital As Vulnerable Communities In Cameroon Brace For Harsh Lean Season

YAOUNDE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of nearly 15,000 metric tons of food, worth US$21 million or CFA 12 billion, from USAID’s Food for Peace Program to Cameroon. This food will bring vital support to 300,000 people−refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and vulnerable food insecure populations−over the next three months, just when they need it most, at the onset of the lean season.

16 February 2016

First Life-Saving Food Assistance For Thousands Recently Displaced By Boko Haram Violence

N’DJAMENA/YAOUNDÉ/DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have over the past week reached thousands of people recently displaced by the Boko Haram violence in Chad and Cameroon with life-saving food and nutrition support.

7 May 2015

Women And Children Face Gruelling Lean Season In Areas Affected By Boko Haram Violence

YAOUNDE/N’DJAMENA/NIAMEY/DAKAR – Thousands of women and children in regions where Boko Haram violence has spilled across borders into Cameroon, Niger and Chad face a gruelling lean season as malnutrition rates worsen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

Responding to Emergencies
10 September 2014

EU Supports WFP’s Efforts To Assist C.A.R Refugees In Cameroon

YAOUNDÉ – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €1.3 million (US$1.7 million) from the European Union’s (EU) humanitarian aid budget to help bring vital food and nutrition support to refugees displaced by violence in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.)

Responding to Emergencies
11 July 2014

WFP Providing Food To Refugees Fleeing Violence In Nigeria

YAOUNDE – As violence in northeastern Nigeria causes massive displacement, thousands of families have fled across the border into Cameroon where the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing humanitarian assistance despite insecurity and logistical challenges.

Responding to Emergencies
4 July 2014

Cameroon: Alarming levels of malnutrition among refugee children and women from C.A.R.

YAOUNDE/DAKAR, 3 July 2014 – In Cameroon, up to 1 out of 3 refugee children from Central African Republic suffer from malnutrition, a recent United Nations assessment found.

Responding to Emergencies
4 June 2014

End Suffering Of Women, Children Fleeing Into Cameroon From C.A.R. – UNHCR, WFP

ROME – The heads of two frontline United Nations agencies today urged donors to support a swift response to end the suffering of thousands of malnourished as well as sick women and children fleeing violence in Central African Republic (C.A.R.).

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