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Climate Change
15 November 2017

New WFP Report Examines How Climate Change Drives Hunger

BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.

Climate Change
12 October 2017

WFP Mobilizes Grant From The Green Climate Fund To Protect Farmers From Climate Change

ROME – A project designed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Senegal to make smallholder farmers in West Africa better able to cope with the impact of climate change has been approved by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The US$10 million project will benefit some 400,000 smallholder farmers and vulnerable people in Senegal, helping them become more resilient to climate shocks such as drought which has afflicted much of Africa in recent decades.

16 November 2016

WFP Supports Farmers Adapt To Climate Change

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) today signed an agreement to develop new tools for farmers to adapt to climate change in Laos.

Climate Change
26 October 2016

40,000 People Affected by Droughts Receive Food Assistance in Oruro

Families affected by droughts in the department of Oruro participated in the first distribution of non-conditional vouchers during a special event with the participation of the Governor of Oruro, Victor Hugo Vasquez, local authorities and World Food Programme (WFP) staff.

Climate Change
2 December 2015

Releasing Disaster Funds Before Crises Would Transform Humanitarian Response

ROME/PARIS – As the world negotiates a new climate deal, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), together with German Red Cross (GRC), unveiled a forecast-based approach which would transform the humanitarian system. This new approach will release funds for disaster preparedness and response before the crisis occurs while providing the necessary funds for resilience building activities.

Climate Change
1 December 2015

New Research Tool Demonstrates How Climate Action Shapes Risk Of Hunger – For Better Or Worse

ROME/PARIS – A powerful online research tool launched today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, offers a window on our global future to the 2080s. This research tool examines how over time climate change may increase hunger vulnerability across the globe. Depending on the outcome of the Paris negotiations, future generations will inherit a world with less vulnerability than today, or a world significantly more vulnerable to food insecurity.

2 November 2015

Taking Action To Tackle “Unprecedented Challenge” Of Climate Change

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), and the German Red Cross (GRC) today announced a new pilot project that will help Bangladesh take urgent measures to better prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Climate Change
1 December 2014

Families Face High Food Prices Up To Eight Months After Climate Shocks, Study Shows

DHAKA - People affected by flood, drought and cyclones struggle with price peaks on food for up to eight months after the shocks, a new study has found. Data also demonstrates higher levels of acute undernutrition emerging in the wake of such climate-related events.

17 October 2014

On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme Highlights Progress Towards Zero Hunger Even As Multiple Emergencies Flare

MANILA/ROME – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made towards “zero hunger”.

1 October 2014

WFP Assists Communities Affected By Drought In Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun relief operations to bring food assistance to tens of thousands of Sri Lankans affected by recent drought.

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