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27 April 2017

WFP Nutrition Programme In Ethiopia Receives Crucial Contribution From China

ADAMA, ETHIOPIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has received a vital new contribution of US$8 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China for WFP’s life-saving nutrition support for children and women in Ethiopia. 

25 April 2017

Japan Contributes US$ 6.3 Million To Support Efforts Towards Refugees And Host Communities In Uganda

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.
25 April 2017

Double Burden Of Undernutrition And Obesity Cost Latin America Billions, Says New Report

MEXICO CITY. –The combined impact of undernutrition and overweight/obesity, also known as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition,” contributed to the loss of billions of dollars to the economies of Latin America, according to a ground-breaking report released on Monday.

25 April 2017

China Contributes US$34 Million To WFP For Emergency Food Assistance In Six Countries

BEIJING - The Government of China has made its largest single donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with US$34 million towards its emergency operations to support people who are at risk of famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as those affected by severe food shortages in Kenya and Chad.

25 April 2017

The King And Queen Of Spain Visit The WFP Logistics Base In Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA– Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain today visited for the first time, the Logistics Base of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the occasion of their official trip to Canarias to see first-hand the projects related to social and economic development of the islands.

25 April 2017

Race Against Time To Save Millions Of Lives In Yemen

AMMAN/SANA’A - The continuing violence in Yemen is fuelling one of the worst hunger crises in the world, with nearly 7 million people not knowing where their next meal will come from and in desperate need of food assistance. Nearly 2.2 million children are malnourished, including half a million who are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death if they do not receive urgent care and specialized treatment.

24 April 2017

Japan Plays Key Role In Supporting Food And Nutrition Security In Malawi

LILONGWE – The Government of Japan has made a US$3.7 million contribution to food and nutrition security activities run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF in Malawi. Of this sum, US$2.57 million went to WFP and US$1.13 million to UNICEF.
21 April 2017

WFP Air-Lifts Life-Saving Supplies To People Struck By Drought In Somalia

DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today air-lifted life-saving food supplies to drought-stricken Somalia for the most vulnerable people, particularly children, who are displaced from their homes and have no access to food or cooking facilities.

19 April 2017

United States Funding Helps WFP Provide Vital Nutrition Support In Mozambique

MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes an additional US$2.7 million contribution from the United States to support pregnant and nursing women, and people living with HIV (PLHIV) or TB on anti-retroviral treatment. The funding will be used to buy, transport and distribute fortified blended food for the treatment of malnutrition among these vulnerable groups, whose situation has been made worse by the recent drought.

18 April 2017

Community Based Disaster Risk Management And School Safety Programmes Launched In Balochistan

QUETTA - The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) - Balochistan in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan launched two new programmes aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Balochistan – Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and School Safety programmes.


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