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4 September 2017

EU Supports WFP School Meals And Disaster Risk Management In The Gambia

BANJUL – The European Union has contributed more than €4 million (US$4.6million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)’s efforts to offer quality food to Gambia’s children and reduce economic pressures on Gambian families.

9 February 2017

WFP Provides Critical Support To Households Hit By Windstorm And Flooding

BANJUL – Up to 10, 000 people across the Gambia are set to receive cash assistance from the UN World Food Programme (WFP), enabling them to buy food and meet their immediate needs.
13 January 2017

WFP Welcomes Korea’s Contribution To Its School Meals Programme in The Gambia

BANJUL – The Republic of Korea has contributed more than $US300, 000 to the UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s School Meals Programme in The Gambia. This will make it possible for WFP to expand its community based cash transfer to schools and reach up to 20,000 students with daily hot meals for eight months.
Contributions to WFP
9 September 2016

Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations.

Contributions to WFP
8 August 2016

Japan Helps WFP Resume School Meals In North And Central River Regions Of The Gambia

BANJUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed US$1.2 million from the Government of Japan to provide school meals in North Bank and Central River regions over the next two years.

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18 June 2013

Food Security And School Feeding Initiatives Launched In The Gambia

BANJUL – The Government of The Gambia, the United Nations agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) launched the Millennium Development Goal 1c Initiative (improving food security through crop production intensification and school feeding in targeted regions). This is a four - year development project whereby FAO and WFP will provide technical assistance to the Government.

Contributions to WFP
20 September 2012

Brazil Donates 5,000 Metric Tons Of Rice To WFP Emergency Operation In The Gambia

BANJUL – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) received a donation of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of Brazil towards its emergency operations in the Gambia.

Hunger in the news
29 March 2012

WFP Gambia To Provide Immediate Food Assistance To Thousands Hit By Drought

BANJUL – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Gambia announced today it will provide immediate food assistance to 62,500 people in the areas most affected by the recent drought.

Hunger in the news
6 October 2011

Austrian Women's Group Raises €42,000 For WFP Gambia School Meals Programme

Members of an Austrian women’s group, Soroptimist International Austria, raised €42,000 in a single day’s fundraising event for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) school meals programme in The Gambia.

16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

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