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28 August 2017

Urgent Funding Needed To Reverse Food Ration Cuts For Refugees In Tanzania

KIGOMA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce food rations for 320,000 refugees in Mtendeli, Nduta and Nyarugusu Camps in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls. WFP urgently requires US$23.6 million from now through to December 2017 to be able to continue meeting the food and nutritional needs of refugees in Tanzania.

25 July 2017

WFP Embarks On New Strategic Plan In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) in Tanzania. It is fully-aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aims to end poverty, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.

18 July 2017

IFC And WFP Collaborate To Finance Smallholder Farmers In Rwanda And Tanzania

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania.

3 July 2017

France Supports WFP Cash Programme For Refugees In Tanzania

KASULU – The Government of France has contributed EUR 250,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) so that refugees in Tanzania can receive further cash assistance. Following a previous allocation of funds (EUR 750,000) last year, this contribution confirms the commitment of the French Government towards food security and inclusive approaches.

Contributions to WFP
15 February 2017

European Union Supports WFP Nutrition And Food Security Project In Central Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of €9.5 million from the European Union (EU) in support of a €24.5 million Food Security and Nutrition Project in central Tanzania.

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31 January 2017

Funding From Canada Provides Cash Assistance To Thousands Of Refugees In Tanzania

KASULU – Selected refugees at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in western Tanzania have received a cash transfer from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), replacing part of their monthly food rations. These refugees now receiving cash in addition to food are part of a three-month pilot programme covering 10,000 refugees. The cash component is being funded by Canada through a CAD 500,000 (US$385,000) contribution to WFP.

1 December 2016

Ireland Helps Maintain Critical Support To Refugees In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – Ireland today provided the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with a contribution of EUR 500,000 to support refugees hosted in Tanzania. With these funds, Ireland is helping WFP maintain its assistance operations for a quarter of a million refugees. The refugees, primarily from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are hosted by the Government of Tanzania at three camps in Kigoma Region in the west of Tanzania.
3 November 2016

World Food Programme And Republic Of Korea Provide New Community Buildings

DODOMA – The Government of Tanzania and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today joined a ceremony to mark the completion of 15 new community buildings in central Tanzania’s Dodoma region. Funded by the Republic of Korea, the new buildings were constructed by local builders as part of the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities (SZHC) project in three villages in Chamwino district. Saemaul means ‘New Village’ in Korean.
5 October 2016

UK Contribution Helps Maintain Assistance To Refugees In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – Thanks to a £1 million (US$1.3 million) contribution from Britain's Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed, in the short term, to avoid cutting rations destined for refugees in Tanzania.

Contributions to WFP
8 September 2016

Japan Donation Boosts WFP’s Assistance To Refugees In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$1.8 million from the Government of Japan for food and nutrition assistance to more than 200,000 refugees in northwest Tanzania. 

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