BERLIN – As part of the United Nations launch of the Syria Strategic Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience plan for 2015, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today in Berlin for close to US$1.5 billion in 2015 to feed over 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their country and sheltering in neighbouring countries.
KABUL – The Government of the Republic of Korea has announced a contribution of US$12 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to build the country’s first soy milk factory. The donation was formalised in a signing ceremony in Kabul attended by high-level representatives from the Government of Korea and senior WFP staff.
ROME – Following an unprecedented social media campaign, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the tally of contributions by government donors towards the reinstatement of food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous and timely contribution of US$104 million to assist refugees sheltering in countries neighbouring Syria, in Ethiopia and in Kenya, provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
GENEVA/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is reinstating food assistance to Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries thanks to a massive expression of support from the public, the private sector and donor countries.
ROME – As support continues to flow in to help feed Syrian refugees, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is taking its unprecedented social media campaign to the next level with a new video supported by chart-topping musician Aloe Blacc.
CHAD – Government officials and experts from the continent came together in N’djamena today to launch the Cost of Hunger in Africa study for Chad, a project that quantifies the social and economic impact caused by child undernutrition to the Chadian economy. The Study assesses in particular, the effects that child undernutrition has on the health system, educational outcomes, and on the productivity of the working age population.
ROME – In the first 24 hours, the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) unprecedented campaign raises $21.5 million for Syrian refugees. On Monday, WFP announced the suspension of the refugee food assistance programme. Rather than waiting for donors, WFP launched an unprecedented public appeal. In the first 24 hours, the money received from individuals, corporations and governments totals one-third of the $64 million required to fully reinstate the Syrian refugee food programme for 1.7 million people.
ROME – After being forced to suspend food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an ambitious 72-hour campaign to raise US$64million which will reinstate Syrian refugees’ food vouchers in December.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today it has been forced to suspend a critical programme providing food vouchers to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, due to a funding crisis.
AMMAN– The United States government has confirmed a contribution of an additional US$125 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help feed millions of Syrians in need. Confirmation of the funding has arrived at the start of winter, when the need for food and other assistance becomes more urgent than ever.
KIEV – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed food vouchers to 10,000 internally displaced people in northern Donetsk as part of an emergency operation to feed 120,000 people over the next six months.
JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan is again demanding the safe release of its abducted staff member Mark Diang, who was taken at gunpoint from the Malakal airport on 16 October by a group of men wearing plain clothes.
SEOUL / ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received US$7 million from the government of the Republic of Korea for WFP’s operations in support of the nutritional needs of women and children in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
AMMAN – On behalf of millions of Syrians affected by the protracted crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed another generous contribution from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) towards its life-saving response.
KHARTOUM/ABYEI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan has started this week distribution of life-saving food assistance for the vulnerable communities in northern Abyei for the first time since May 2011.
SANA’A – The Deputy Prime Minister of Yemen, Abdullah Mohsen Al-Akwa, has pledged continuing government support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), stressing that cooperation with the international humanitarian community was all the more important at “this critical time for Yemen”.
MONROVIA – A United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) aircraft has flown one metric ton of critical medical supplies on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Malian capital of Bamako after the first case of Ebola was identified in the country.
JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the safety of one its staff members who was taken at gunpoint from the Malakal airport Thursday by eight armed men wearing plain clothes.
Rome/Khartoum- Amid several hunger emergencies -both natural and man-made-by 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 toward "zero hunger."
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is taking action to prioritise the most vulnerable families among the half a million Syrian refugees in Jordan who receive vital assistance in the form of vouchers for food. As a consequence, some 12,000 households who have access to sufficient income or support networks to meet their own food requirements will be removed from WFP’s monthly voucher programme.
JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.