Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.