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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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9 November 2017

Life-saving Chinese contribution to WFP’s efforts in Niger to support victims of Boko Haram crisis

Niamey – The people of China made a much-needed contribution of $1 million USD to contribute to WFP’s emergency operations that aim to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable in the Diffa region, including refugees, returnees, host populations and internally displaced persons.

5 September 2017

WFP Welcomes US$21 Million Contribution From China For Emergency Food Assistance Across Eight Countries

BEIJING – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises across eight countries in Africa and Asia.

17 July 2017

China Contributes US$5 Million To Support WFP Fight Against Famine In Yemen

HODEIDAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFPP) welcomed a US$5 million contribution from the Government of China which will provide one month of much-needed food assistance to more than 930,000 people suffering from hunger in Yemen.

7 June 2017

China Supports WFP Food Assistance In Chad

N’DJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$ 4 million from China, which will support food assistance for more than 100,000 people in need.

6 June 2017

China Contributes US$5 Million To WFP’s Emergency Operation In South Sudan

JUBA – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$5 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide food assistance to 160,000 people affected by acute hunger in South Sudan, including 30,000 children under the age of five.

2 June 2017

China Delivers Food Assistance To Somalia Through The “Maritime Silk Road”

BEIJING – Today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began the dispatch of Chinese rice through the ‘Maritime Silk Road’ to support hundreds of thousands of people in need of food assistance across drought-stricken Somalia. This contribution is a concrete outcome following China’s commitment to food assistance at the Belt and Road Forum held in May this year.

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.

12 May 2017

China Donates US$ 5 Million To WFP’s Emergency Response In Northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US $5 million contribution from the Government of China to provide desperately-needed food assistance to tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Northeast Nigeria, where the threat of famine is real and growing.

Contributions to WFP
27 April 2017

WFP Nutrition Programme In Ethiopia Receives Crucial Contribution From China

ADAMA, ETHIOPIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has received a vital new contribution of US$8 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China for WFP’s life-saving nutrition support for children and women in Ethiopia. 

25 April 2017

China Contributes US$34 Million To WFP For Emergency Food Assistance In Six Countries

BEIJING - The Government of China has made its largest single donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with US$34 million towards its emergency operations to support people who are at risk of famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as those affected by severe food shortages in Kenya and Chad.

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