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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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10 October 2018

Crucial partners: Germany and World Food Programme feed Syrian families

BERLIN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week welcomes a generous contribution of US$218 million (€185 million) from Germany to continue providing a lifeline of support for Syrians affected by the ongoing conflict.

9 October 2018

Erratic weather and prolonged conflict take toll on Syria’s agricultural output

Seeds for farmers, sustained humanitarian assistance needed to consolidate food security gains.

9 October 2018

Russia supports WFP development and resilience efforts in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$8 million from the Russian Federation to improve the food security and nutrition situation of 100,000 vulnerable smallholder farmers across the Kyrgyz Republic.

9 October 2018

River convoy reaches isolated areas in Ulang, South Sudan, saving millions of dollars on costly airdrops

JUBA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has, for the first time since civil war broke out in South Sudan at the end of 2013, managed to send boats carrying humanitarian food assistance up the Sobat river, a major tributary of the White Nile.

8 October 2018

UK announces broad support for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh welcomes a new contribution of US $22.25 million from the United Kingdom to support the Rohingya refugee response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.*

5 October 2018

WFP and Cote D'Ivoire create Centre of Excellence Against Hunger

ABIDJAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the creation of a Centre of Excellence Against Hunger and Malnutrition in West and Central Africa. It will serve as an enhanced knowledge management repository of best practices that contribute to achieving the goal of ensuring no one goes hungry in the region. 

4 October 2018

Republic of Korea supports displaced families through cash assistance in Iraq

BAGHDAD –   A contribution of US$1.5 million from the Republic of Korea will enable the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide cash assistance to some 68,000 vulnerable displaced Iraqis through electronic cash cards and mobile money transfers. 

4 October 2018

Republic of Korea supports displaced families through cash assistance in Iraq

BAGHDAD –   A contribution of US$1.5 million from the Republic of Korea will enable the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide cash assistance to some 68,000 vulnerable displaced Iraqis through electronic cash cards and mobile money transfers. 

4 October 2018

School meals in Sudan get a nutritious boost from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

KHARTOUM– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that will become part of the daily school meals enjoyed by thousands of vulnerable children in South Kordofan State in Sudan. 

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2 October 2018

Government takes over school meals in Kenya from the World Food Programme

ISIOLO, Kenya – The Government of Kenya formally took over today from the United Nations World Food Programme responsibility for providing lunches to 1.6 million school children in arid and semi-arid areas of the country.

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