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10 November 2015

More Children In Guinea To Benefit From WFP Nutritious Meals This School Year

CONAKRY - More than 240,000 children will receive school meals this academic year in Guinea, as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) expands its school meals programme from 735 to 1,605 primary schools across the country.

15 July 2015

Japan Contribution Ensures Vital Support For Ebola Survivors In Sierra Leone

FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Japan’s donation of US$6 million to support WFP’s response in Eb0la-affected Sierra Leone, including support to some 3,000 Ebola survivors across the country.
11 March 2015

World Health Organization And World Food Programme Join Forces To Reach Zero Ebola Cases

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases in West Africa. The platform also establishes an alert and response infrastructure for future crises.

24 December 2014

African Development Bank Supports Sierra Leone Ebola Response

FREETOWN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million grant from the African Development Bank (ADB) to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. The contribution will be used to support  the Government of Sierra Leone and WFP in meeting the essential food and nutrition needs of vulnerable people and communities affected by Ebola.

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22 December 2014

Chinese ‘Netizens’ Join With WFP To Stop The Spread Of Ebola

BEIJING – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) are launching a public fundraising campaign with Tencent, one of the world’s largest internet companies, to raise funds to fight Ebola.

17 December 2014

Ebola Leaves Hundreds Of Thousands Facing Hunger In Three Worst-Hit Countries

Lack of access to food in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could threaten over one million people
 

14 November 2014

WFP Thanks China For Its Support In The Fight Against Ebola Virus Disease In West Africa

BEIJING – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is especially thankful for the timely and generous assistance provided by the Chinese government, which has supported WFP’s food assistance as well as sending medical experts and equipment at this very difficult time, to halt the advance of Ebola Virus Disease.
11 November 2014

Ebola Crisis: WFP Humanitarian Flight To Guinea Departs From UNHRD Base In Brindisi

BRINDISI – A flight carrying humanitarian supplies to support the Ebola response departed for Guinea this morning from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi.

Responding to Emergencies
10 November 2014

Germany Provides €24 Million To Help WFP Meet Critical Food Needs In Ebola Crisis

BERLIN/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received €24 million (more than US$ 30 million) from the government of Germany to support the increasing need for food assistance to more than one million people affected by the Ebola virus epidemic.

Responding to Emergencies
6 November 2014

WFP Continues Scaling Up Ebola Response With Partners:“Together We Must Do More”

FREETOWN – At the end of a three-day visit to Sierra Leone, during which she met with government officials and key actors in the fight against Ebola, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin today called upon partners all over the world to work together to address the critical needs of those affected by the health crisis.

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