BEIRUT – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin concluded a visit to Jordan and Lebanon on Thursday by calling upon the international community to continue supporting Syrian refugees displaced in neighbouring countries and appealing to the world not to forget this crisis.
KIEV – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun cash distributions in government controlled areas in Luhansk and Donetsk region to 60,000 people – mostly internally displaced – who have been badly affected by the crisis in Ukraine.
AMMAN - Concerned by the deteriorating conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan, the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has concluded a visit to the Kingdom, during which she met Syrian families and heard the hopes and fears of young people.
NOUAKCHOTT - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a contribution of €400,000 (approximately US$438,800) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) that will enable WFP to maintain its food assistance over the next few months to nearly 50,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp.
ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that following a comprehensive assessment of the food security and vulnerability status of Syrian refugees living in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, it will focus its resources on the most vulnerable people.
KYIV, 5 August 2015 – Only 1 in 4 internally displaced infants under the age of six months is exclusively breastfed in Ukraine. UNICEF and WFP today called on those involved in the emergency response in eastern Ukraine to stop distribution of infant formula and promote breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children.
AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America.
Rome – Syria’s food production has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people into hunger and poverty, according to a report published today by two UN agencies.
CAIRO – A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ship carrying 500,000 litres of fuel for humanitarian operations arrived in Aden today – the first WFP-chartered vessel with fuel to berth in the southern port since conflict erupted in Yemen in late March.
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson has visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan where she witnessed their remarkable strength in facing arduous daily challenges resulting from the conflict in Syria.
CAIRO – A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ship carrying food assistance arrived in Aden today – the first WFP-chartered ship to berth at the port since conflict erupted in Yemen in March. The food will provide much needed assistance for people in contested southern governorates.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today two substantial contributions totalling €2.5 million (US$2.7 million) from the Government of Germany to support its work across Sudan and help tens of thousands of internally displaced people in Darfur.
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, in northern Ar-Raqqa governorate, for the first time in eight months, delivering desperately needed food assistance to 10,000 people.
KHARTOUM/JUBA- The Government of Sudan, the Government of South Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) extended for six months an agreement that allows the delivery of food assistance from Sudan to South Sudan where hundreds of thousands of people face acute hunger due to the continuing conflict.
KIEV – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will scale up its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to provide 500,000 conflict-affected people in the region with food assistance until the end of the year.
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.
Amman: A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries, according to a report released today.
Sana’a - A new study released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Yemen (MoPIC), on behalf of other technical partners, found that at least 6 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and are in urgent need of emergency food and life-saving assistance – a sharp increase from the last quarter of 2014.
GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a further generous contribution from the State of Kuwait in support of its emergency operations to assist the people of Syria, both inside the country as well as in neighbouring states hosting Syrian refugees.
Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan took delivery today of 31 heavy duty trucks, donated by the Government of the Russian Federation, to replace ageing vehicles and boost WFP’s capacity to deliver food to some of the most far-flung areas of the country.
SANA’A/AMMAN – A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) chartered ship carrying vital food assistance destined for the Yemeni port of Aden was diverted yesterday to the port of Hodeidah following reports of ongoing fighting and security threats.
BAMAKO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing food assistance to some 29,000 people displaced by recent violence in northern Mali. WFP provided 13 metric tons of high energy cereal bars on Saturday and has now begun distributing a one-month food ration.
PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a new food contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that is enough to feed 1.8 million people for three months.