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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
9 January 2015

Five Years After Major Quake, WFP And The Haitian People Are Building A Stronger Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Five years after a catastrophic earthquake killed 200,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Haiti are working to build a more resilient community to better withstand future disasters. 

 

 

7 January 2015

UNICEF and WFP Partner To Help Vulnerable Syrian Families In Za’atari And Azraq Camps Protect Their Children Against The Winter Cold

AMMAN, 7 January 2015 – As Jordan braces for a winter storm in the next few days, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a winter cash assistance programme to provide 41,000 vulnerable Syrian refugee children under the age of 14 in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps with 14 Jordanian Dinars (JOD) each, to allow their families to get them winter clothes.

7 January 2015

WFP’s Productive Safety Nets For Families In Drought And Flood-Stricken Areas Of Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun projects to improve livelihoods and reduce communities’ susceptibility to disasters in Tharparkar, Sanghar and Mirpurkhas districts of Sindh, thanks to a grant of US$2.78 million from the government of Australia. Around 13,200 families will receive cash payments for participation in disaster risk reduction activities.

30 December 2014

Government Donors Enable WFP To Resume Full Rations For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January, thanks to new donor contributions.

29 December 2014

WFP Hails Re-Opening Of River Corridor To Supply Vital Food Assistance In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the first delivery in years of food assistance to South Sudan using Nile River transport from Sudan.
24 December 2014

African Development Bank Supports Sierra Leone Ebola Response

FREETOWN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million grant from the African Development Bank (ADB) to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. The contribution will be used to support  the Government of Sierra Leone and WFP in meeting the essential food and nutrition needs of vulnerable people and communities affected by Ebola.

23 December 2014

DSWD & WFP Join To Strengthen Disaster Preparedness And Response In Philippines

MANILA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is partnering with the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to further build capacity for disaster preparedness and response in the country.

For Companies
22 December 2014

Chinese ‘Netizens’ Join With WFP To Stop The Spread Of Ebola

BEIJING – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) are launching a public fundraising campaign with Tencent, one of the world’s largest internet companies, to raise funds to fight Ebola.

22 December 2014

Germany Donates US$30 Million For Nutrition, Safety Nets & Girls’ Education In Yemen

SANA’A – The German government has donated €24 million (US$30 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen to support nutrition, protective safety nets and girls’ education.

22 December 2014

UK Helps Hungry & Conflict-Affected In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 11.2 million (US$17.7 million) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.

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