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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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31 October 2018

Denmark increases support for Rohingya refugees and host communities through WFP

DHAKA – The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, who has just concluded a joint visit to the refugee camps in Kutupalong-Balukhali, Cox’s Bazar, with the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today announced extra funding of $US4.6 million (30 million DKK) to meet the urgent food needs of Rohingya refugees and host communities.

25 October 2018

Breakfast briefing with visiting Danish Minister and Head of UN World Food Programme

Dhaka – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Mr David Beasley, and the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ms. Ulla Tørnæs, will visit Bangladesh next week for meetings with government partners and to visit the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.

8 October 2018

UK announces broad support for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh welcomes a new contribution of US $22.25 million from the United Kingdom to support the Rohingya refugee response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.*

22 August 2018

Content package marking one year since start of Rohingya refugee crisis

ROME – It was on 25 August a year ago that the huge exodus from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees began. There are now nearly a million Rohingyas living in camps in and around Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh - the largest concentration of refugees in the world. For their survival, they are totally reliant on humanitarian organisations including the World Food Programme (WFP), and on the government and people of Bangladesh.

7 August 2018

UNICEF and WFP harness technology to strengthen food and hygiene distribution for Rohingyas

Cox’s Bazar. UNICEF has partnered with WFP to use the food agency’s SCOPE digital assistance system to distribute soap supplies to up to 50,000 refugees in Rohingya Refugee camps, strengthening hygiene practices and helping prevent disease outbreaks. The pilot was launched in Balukhali Refugee camp on 1 August 2018.

28 May 2018

France Supports Nutrition Activities for Rohingya Refugee Mothers and Children in Bangladesh

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a €400.000 contribution (more than US$490,000) from France to support life-saving nutrition activities for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

21 May 2018

WFP welcomes Kuwait Red Crescent Society contribution for operations in Bangladesh

KUWAIT CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1 million contribution from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society that will be used to provide food assistance to Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh. 

 

10 May 2018

KSRelief supports WFP to provide vital food assistance in Yemen and Bangladesh

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$18.6 million contribution from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) which will be used to provide urgent food assistance in Yemen and to support Rohingya refugees and host communities in the Cox’s Bazar area in Bangladesh. 

 

 

8 May 2018

First new land ready to help Rohingya refugees move to safer ground before monsoon

Humanitarian agencies working on the Rohingya refugee response today marked the completion of the first new area of land being prepared to relocate families most at risk of landslides when the monsoon hits.

16 March 2018

WFP needs urgent support to provide food assistance to Rohingya and host communities in Bangladesh

COX’s BAZAR – With monsoon rains on their way, the World Food Programme (WFP) urgently needs more funding to continue providing food assistance Rohingya refugees and local Bangladeshis living in the Cox’s Bazar area close to the border with Myanmar.