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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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19 July 2017

USA Contributes US$11 Million To Fight Hunger In Central African Republic

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$11 million contribution from the United States that will help more than half a million people in Central African Republic (C.A.R.) combat deepening hunger, amid a new wave of unrest.

19 May 2017

WFP Delivers Food To Thousands Hit By Recent Violence In Central African Republic

BANGUI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is dispatching food by air and road to thousands of people in need of food assistance in conflict-torn Central African Republic (C.A.R.), where a new wave of violence has killed dozens of people and displaced thousands.
22 December 2016

Funding Shortages Threaten Vital Assistance To Thousands Of Displaced In Central African Republic

BANGUI – The World Food Programme (WFP) urges donors to provide immediate support so 150,000 highly vulnerable people, displaced by violence, can continue to receive life-saving assistance in the Central African Republic (CAR).

19 October 2016

WFP Supplies Emergency Assistance To Victims of Violence In Central African Republic

BANGUI – The World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency food assistance to 8,000 people affected by an upsurge in violence in the north of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). This is in addition to regular food and nutrition support for some 120,000 people.

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.

Contributions to WFP
9 August 2016

Japan Supports WFP Food & Nutrition Assistance To Sudanese Refugees In Chad

N’DJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$ 1.9 million (1.156 billion CFA) from the Government of Japan to food and nutrition assistance programmes in Chad for more than 110,000 Sudanese refugees.

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

25 May 2016

UN Agencies Provide Seeds, Tools And Food To Break Hunger Cycle In The C.A.R.

FAO and WFP extending critical support to farming families in Central African Republic during lean season

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.

RBA
1 March 2016

For Families In Central African Republic, Food Situation Dire

New report shows massive price hikes, crop production far below pre-crisis levels – revitalizing agriculture key for lasting peace

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