NAIROBI - WFP said today it was seeking a secure operating environment from all local administrations and armed groups in South and Central Somalia to allow the agency to continue providing life-saving assistance in the wake ...
WFP has so far distributed two-month and three-month rations to more than 137,000 people from its regular caseload of 265,000 of the non-refugee population of Gaza since the latest conflict broke out on 27 December.
DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that convoys bringing food to more than 250,000 Sudanese refugees in Chad recently resumed from Libya through the Sahara desert in a push before the rainy season commences.
WFP today responded to growing hunger needs in Gaza by launching Operation Lifeline Gaza, a global appeal to ramp up the distribution of food to people caught in the conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The Executive Director of WFP, Josette Sheeran, today expressed deepening concern about the severe breakdown of food supplies and distributions in Gaza, and said the agency would scale up its operations to respond to urgent needs.
WFP today welcomed a US$4 million donation from “The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Campaign for the Relief of the Palestinian People in Gaza.”
The donation will be used immediately to provide urgently needed food assistance to more than 265,000 civilians in the Gaza Strip.
The Executive Director of WFP condemned the killing, today, by gunmen of one of the agency’s staff members in southern Somalia, and urged all parties to the worsening conflict there to protect humanitarian workers.