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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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2 December 2017

United Nations leaders call on the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift blockade of Yemeni Red Sea ports

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.

30 November 2017

WFP And UNFPA Join Forces To Advocate For Adolescent Girls In Lao PDR

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today joined forces to work on an advocacy initiative to promote discussion and increase investment in adolescents in Lao PDR. The two organisations signed a joint letter of collaboration, formalizing a partnership around the “Noi 2030 Framework”.
29 November 2017

WFP Expands Delivery Of Food Through Sudan To Hungry People In South Sudan

AWEIL, South Sudan – The World Food Programme (WFP) has successfully sent a first convoy to deliver food assistance from Sudan to the north-western South Sudanese city of Aweil in Bahr El-Ghazal region. It plans to send enough food down the new route in 2018 to feed 1.7 million people for 10 months.
29 November 2017

UN Humanitarian Air Services: The Backbone Of Humanitarian Assistance In Mauritania

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.

29 November 2017

Germany Provides Critical Humanitarian Assistance For Refugees In Tanzania And Rwanda

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.

28 November 2017

The United Nations Rome-Based Agencies Commit To Enhance Their Cooperation In The Global South To Achieve Zero Hunger By 2030

FAO, IFAD and WFP present a road map aiming at increasing their collaboration in support of South-South and Triangular Cooperation

27 November 2017

WFP Welcomes Contribution From China To Support Afghan And Iraqi Refugees In Iran

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes China’s contribution to provide food assistance to Afghan and Iraqi refugees and promote education for refugee girls residing in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

22 November 2017

Australian Contribution Provides WFP School Meals For Children In Bhutan

THIMPU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of AUD 120,000 from the Government of Australia, which will enable WFP to continue its support to Bhutan’s National School Feeding Programme. The funds will allow WFP to feed 12,000 students for a full month during the 2018 school year.
20 November 2017

HNA Group Launches Global Partnership With The World Food Programme To Support Syrians In Need

BEIJING – A US$5 million global partnership to provide life-saving food assistance to Syrians in need has been announced by HNA Group and the World Food Programme (WFP). The contribution from the Chinese conglomerate will enable WFP to support vulnerable Syrians in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan over a three-year period.
19 November 2017

Government of Japan Donates US$15 Million to WFP Response to Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$15 million emergency contribution from the Government of Japan to support WFP’s response to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh.

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