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9 August 2017

US Helps WFP Provide Food Assistance To Refugees From Western Sahara In Algeria

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the United States to support vulnerable refugees from Western Sahara in Algeria. WFP will use the funds to provide staple food items as part of monthly food rations for thousands of refugee families.

8 August 2017

Displaced People Of Marawi To Receive Food Assistance From Japan

MANILA – Around 38,000 displaced Filipinos affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City will receive food assistance thanks to a $1.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the ongoing relief operations in Mindanao.
3 August 2017

EU-Funded Cash Assistance Programme Reaches More Than 850,000 Refugees In Turkey

ANKARA – The number of refugees in Turkey receiving monthly cash assistance through an innovative relief programme has now reached more than 850,000 and continues to rise. The EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) supports the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey with a debit card to cover basic needs such as food, rent, medicine and clothes.
31 July 2017

Significant decline in numbers of people in FATA who are food insecure

ISLAMABAD – The food security situation of returned households to their place of origin in Pakistan’s FATA Agencies has improved significantly since 2014, according to a new report released today.

28 July 2017

Major National Review Recommends Ways Of Ending Hunger In Uganda

KAMPALA – Most of Uganda’s children are going to school hungry and 29 percent of those aged under five are stunted due to poor feeding. Nearly half of all the country’s citizens overall, meanwhile, are consume less calories than they require each day.
26 July 2017

Spain Continues Food Assistance To Western Sahara Refugees In Algeria

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution from the Government of Spain that will be used to provide crucial food assistance to vulnerable refugees from Western Sahara residing in camps in Algeria.

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26 July 2017

Statement by heads of UNICEF, WFP and WHO following visit to Yemen

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros  Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen

25 July 2017

WFP Embarks On New Strategic Plan In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) in Tanzania. It is fully-aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aims to end poverty, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.

25 July 2017

WFP Welcomes Contribution From Italy For Emergency Food Assistance In Libya

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from the Government of Italy that will provide food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict since 2011.
23 July 2017

UN agencies partner with Government of Djibouti in effort to achieve SDGs

DJIBOUTI, 23 July 2017 – World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.

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