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2 October 2017

WFP Cuts Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya Amidst Funding Shortfalls

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will cut food rations by 30 percent for the 420,000 refugees in living in Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya due to insufficient funding.
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26 May 2017

WFP Chief Lauds Support For National School Meals Programme In Kenya

NAIROBI – On his first visit to Kenya since taking office, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, visited schoolchildren in a Nairobi primary school who receive daily lunches through WFP’s school meals programme, which has been funded through a successful global U.S. initiative that is in danger of being cut in the proposed U.S. government budget.

16 May 2017

China Contributes US$5 Million To WFP To Support Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$5 million contribution from the Government of China to support 420,000 refugees living in camps in northern Kenya.

2 May 2017

Danish Funding Supports Vulnerable People In Horn Of Africa Drought And South Sudan

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$10.7 million (75 million Danish Krone) contribution from the Government of Denmark to help roll back famine in South Sudan and to assist hungry people in Horn of Africa countries hit by drought.

7 April 2017

New Donor Funding Allows WFP To Resume Full Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps starting on 1 April.

6 December 2016

Urgent Funding Needed To Reverse New Food Ration Cuts For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to make new cuts in food rations for refugees in Kenya amid a severe funding shortage, as the agency is rapidly running out of resources to feed the 434,000 refugees living in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps and in the new Kalobeyei settlement.

13 January 2016

Baringo County Government And World Food Programme Sign Joint Plan To Strengthen Food Security

NAIROBI –The County Government of Baringo and the World Food Programme have entered into a two-year agreement on reinforcing the ability of the local authorities to address hunger.

11 June 2015

Lack Of Funds Forces WFP To Reduce Food Rations Again For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – For the second time in just over six months, a shortage of funds is forcing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reduce the size of food rations temporarily for about half a million refugees living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya.

30 December 2014

Government Donors Enable WFP To Resume Full Rations For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January, thanks to new donor contributions.

10 December 2014

WFP Welcomes Substantial And Timely Assistance To Refugees From The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous and timely contribution of US$104 million to assist refugees sheltering in countries neighbouring Syria, in Ethiopia and in Kenya, provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

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