Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
ALGIERS – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has concluded a two-day trip to Algeria. In Tindouf, southwestern Algeria, Beasley visited two of the five camps for refugees from Western Sahara, talking to refugees and examining WFP’s hydroponics project that helping refugee families grow animal fodder. Beasley also had discussions with senior government officials and WFP partners.
JUBA/ROME – Efforts in South Sudan to fight Fall armyworm, an insect that destroys crops, have received a boost thanks to the Government of Japan’s decision to provide $3 million to support a project run by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) together with South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
KINSHASA – An acute hunger emergency in conflict-ravaged Greater Kasai could turn into a long-term disaster, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today. While the agency has been working against the clock to help ever more people, the cash is quickly running out.
DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has joined forces with microfinance provider IMON International (MDO IMON) and the local cooperating partners to launch its first cash assistance project in Tajikistan.
Joint statement by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director David Beasley, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing, and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock.
NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Denmark, the European Union (ECHO), Spain, and the United States of America (Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) that have supported United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) operations in Mauritania this year. The US$2.8 million in contributions made by these donors have been instrumental in keeping the life-saving service in operation in 2017.
DAR ES SALAAM – The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has contributed EUR 2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in order to maintain food assistance for almost half a million refugees and asylum seekers residing in Tanzania and Rwanda. This funding is vital as WFP refugee operations in the region are facing critical funding shortages. WFP operations in Tanzania and Rwanda each received EUR 1 million from the contribution.