SANA’A – Preliminary findings of a new survey by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) show that while food security has improved in some areas, over 10 million Yemenis – more than 40 percent of the population – don’t know where their next meal will come from.
YAOUNDE – As violence in northeastern Nigeria causes massive displacement, thousands of families have fled across the border into Cameroon where the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing humanitarian assistance despite insecurity and logistical challenges.
JUBA – UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically and a hunger catastrophe is looming.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a generous contribution from the Government of Canada towards WFP emergency operations in Sudan. The contribution of CAD 5 million (US$4.5 million) will be used to support WFP’s emergency food assistance in Sudan.
ROME – Education – especially for girls and children in conflict situations – was the focus, when the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, yesterday met the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, at WFP’s Rome headquarters.
ADDIS ABABA – As South Sudanese continue to flee their conflict-torn homeland, the United Nations World Food Programme in Ethiopia marks World Refugee Day with an urgent appeal for US$50 million to meet the needs of nearly 150,000 who have sought shelter here since the conflict began in December 2013–and for our larger refugee response.
KABUL – The World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed emergency food rations to some 1,600 people affected by flash floods in Guzargah-e-Nur district of northern Baghlan Province. The High-Energy Biscuits will cover immediate food needs for three days.
SANA’A – At a signing ceremony at Yemen’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Government of Germany agreed to contribute €10 million (US$13.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help severely food insecure households across the country with food distributions and cash disbursements.
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme has started moving more food supplies from Turkey into northeast Syria through the Nusaybin border crossing point to assist displaced families cut off from food supplies in Al-Hassakeh governorate.
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous contribution of US$5 million from the Saudi Fund for Development, a government agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, operating under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abduallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The contribution will help provide food for thousands of internally-displaced Syrians affected by conflict in their country.
JUBA – Based on a new analysis that the conflict in South Sudan is pushing the country toward a hunger catastrophe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) plans to expand its emergency programmes to reach 3.2 million people this year with urgently needed food assistance.
KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$10 million contribution from the government of the United States of America in support of refugees in Uganda, including the new arrivals from South Sudan.
JUBA – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are calling on the parties to the conflict in South Sudan to provide safe access to enable humanitarian assistance to reach vulnerable people including 125,000 Sudanese refugees in Maban County, Upper Nile State.
PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival of a ship carrying 47,250 metric tons of sorghum -- enough food to feed 1.7 million people for three months – donated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
JUBA – The Government of Japan has donated US$4.6 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide a lifeline to people affected by the devastating conflict in South Sudan and to help communities improve their food security.
NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April, 2014. One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people whose lives and futures hang in the balance: Enough, we said, enough!
SANA’A – The US bulk carrier, MV Captain Steven L. Bennett, has discharged its cargo of 7,300 metric tons of wheat in the Yemeni port of Hudaydah, the final part of a 21,800-metric ton donation of wheat to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) from the United States Government’s Food for Peace office.
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a fresh contribution of €500,000 (US$684,000) from the Government of France towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan.
ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today congratulated His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as the UN paid tribute to his leading support for humanitarian causes, particularly the Syria crisis.
DAMASCUS/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided assistance to a record 4 million people in Syria last month but a special report published today highlights how a potential drought would strain the country’s already fragile food security situation.
ROME – Amid mounting concerns at deepening suffering caused by the conflict in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution from the State of Kuwait of US$35 million to help provide much-needed food assistance to tens of thousands of Syrians both inside and outside their country.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed two contributions from the government of Switzerland that will improve the poor nutritional status of children, pregnant women and nursing mothers in Sudan.
As tens of thousands of South Sudanese continue to flee their conflict-torn homeland, the heads of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) travelled to Ethiopia's border region of Gambella from neighboring South Sudan to meet refugees who recently fled the conflict.
ROME/GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of US$31 million from the Government of the United Arab Emirates towards its emergency humanitarian operations in Syria.
JUBA, 1 April -- The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) today warned that the crisis in South Sudan could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support the civilians who are struggling to survive.