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18 October 2017

New WFP-NDMA Tool Ranks Vulnerability To Food Insecurity And Natural Hazards In Districts Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A new tool jointly launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan will support interventions related to food security and natural disasters in the country.
17 October 2017

EU-Funded Cash Assistance Programme Reaches 1 Million Refugees In Turkey

ANKARA – A groundbreaking programme to support refugees in Turkey is providing monthly cash assistance to vulnerable families at an unprecedented scale. Just a year after its launch, the European Union-funded programme is reaching 1 million refugees, most of them from war-torn Syria.

16 October 2017

Contribution From China To Boost WFP Emergency Food Assistance To Vulnerable Afghans

Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises in Afghanistan.

13 October 2017

As Hunger Surges, WFP Chief Appeals For Peace On World Food Day

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme today made an impassioned plea for peace amid mounting evidence of the links between conflict, migration and rising hunger.

12 October 2017

WFP Provides Emergency Food Assistance To Families In Libya’s Conflict-Hit Sabratha

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing vital food assistance to families who have been displaced by clashes between armed groups in western Libya’s Sabratha. The area has recently experienced an upsurge of conflict.

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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.

10 October 2017

Through WFP, Japan Supports Vulnerable Palestinians In Gaza

RAMALLAH – The Government of Japan has announced a JPY 350 million (approximately US$3.2 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that will provide six months of food assistance for to 52,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza.

9 October 2017

WFP And Kyrgyz Institute For Strategic Studies Develop Food Insecurity Warning System

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Strategic Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS) have developed an innovative online platform which can forecast food security crises before they become critical. The system, which collects and analyses massive amounts of food price data, provides early warning so that governments can take action before it is too late.

4 October 2017

Japan Boosts WFP Food And Nutrition Programmes In Cholera-Ridden Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the Government of Japan to provide much-needed food and nutrition assistance in Yemen over the coming months. With these funds, WFP will be able to assist more than 130,000 people, including some 47,000 nursing mothers and pregnant women in areas hardest hit by cholera.
2 October 2017

WFP Cuts Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya Amidst Funding Shortfalls

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will cut food rations by 30 percent for the 420,000 refugees in living in Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya due to insufficient funding.

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