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23 November 2016

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator In Jordan Announces The Resumption Of Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance At The Jordanian-Syrian Borders

(Amman, 22 November 2016) – On Tuesday 22 November 2016, The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan announced the resumption of life-saving humanitarian assistance to an estimated 85,000 stranded Syrian at the Jordanian-Syrian borders, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP).

23 November 2016

ShareTheMeal This Thanksgiving On Your Smartphone

The World Food Programme’s New App Lets You Create Teams to Give Back

21 November 2016

Government Of Pakistan Provides Wheat For Returning Afghan Refugees

PESHAWAR: The World Food Programme (WFP) in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), is distributing wheat provided by the government to returning Afghan refugees at the WFP hub in Peshawar.
21 November 2016

Belgian Government Contribution Helps Saves Lives In Mali

BAMAKO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is happy to announce that the Belgian Government has contributed USD 2.2 million to help nearly 115,000 vulnerable persons in Mali.

21 November 2016

Cash Helps Flood Affected Families In Northwest Bangladesh Get Back On Their Feet

DHAKA – Some 42,500 people in northwest Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance through a WFP initiative, enabling them to buy food and other necessities they lost when the area was hit by recurrent monsoon floods from August.

18 November 2016

UN Food Agencies Call For Urgent Action To Address Southern Madagascar’s Worsening Food Insecurity

$67 million needed in food aid and farming support for upcoming planting season

17 November 2016

European Union Supports Efforts To Reduce Malnutrition In Chad

N’DJAMENA–The European Union has announced its support for the local production of fortified complementary food in Chad. The joint 3-year project  (2016-2019) will be implemented by several United Nations agencies (FAO, WHO, WFP, UNICEF) in partnership with the Chad Government. Through an integrated, innovative approach, the project aims to improve access, availability and use of highly nutritious complementary food for children under five. Malnutrition is a major obstacle to country’s development.

17 November 2016

European Union Supports Efforts To Reduce Malnutrition In Chad

N’DJAMENA–The European Union has announced its support for the local production of fortified complementary food in Chad. The joint 3-year project  (2016-2019) will be implemented by several United Nations agencies (FAO, WHO, WFP, UNICEF) in partnership with the Chad Government. Through an integrated, innovative approach, the project aims to improve access, availability and use of highly nutritious complementary food for children under five. Malnutrition is a major obstacle to country’s development.

16 November 2016

Saudi Arabia Supports WFP Operations In Syria, Palestine & Ethiopia

RIYADH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$12 million contribution from the King Salman for Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria, Palestine and Ethiopia.

16 November 2016

WFP Supports Farmers Adapt To Climate Change

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) today signed an agreement to develop new tools for farmers to adapt to climate change in Laos.

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