BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a new contribution of AUD 4 million (USD 2.63 million) from the Government of Australia enabling WFP to provide critical food and cash assistance to vulnerable people in Lebanon.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – The Government of Japan and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will cooperate to provide vouchers to help nearly 4,000 Haitian households meet their basic food needs over the course of the next 12 months.
BOGOTA - The results of the latest food security assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Colombia shows a 5 percent reduction in food insecurity, with 13 million people facing moderate or severe food insecurity - down from 15 million the previous year.
ABUJA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a generous donation of 25,000 tons of wheat from the Government of Ukraine that will help provide emergency food assistance to 1.3 million crisis-affected people in northeast Nigeria.
KABUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan welcomes a generous contribution of EUR 20.1 million (US$21.4 million) from the European Union. With this funding, WFP will be able to improve household food security and community resilience for over 300,000 Afghans across 26 provinces, including vulnerable displaced Afghans who are resettling in certain areas.
DILI – Timor-Leste’s second round of Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Food Insecurity analysis published today reveals the fragility and deteriorating levels of food insecurity in twelve out of fourteen municipalities in Timor-Leste, amid successive climate shocks and soaring food prices.
Port Sudan/Nairobi – A shipment of wheat donated by Ukraine to the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Sudan operation has arrived in Port Sudan and is being loaded onto WFP trucks for emergency food distributions. This in-kind food donation will be a core part of food rations provided to one million conflict-affected people in Sudan for one month.
NEW YORK – The World Food Programme Deputy Executive Director Carl Skau addressed the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday 27 February on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. He was speaking at a High-Level Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda welcomes a generous contribution of 2,000 metric tons of rice worth JPY 300 million (USD 2.2 million) from the Government of Japan. The contribution will enable WFP to provide hot meals to 50,000 newly arriving refugees in 2024/2025.
MASERU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a €600,000 contribution from the Principality of Monaco for the period of 2023-2026, to help provide meals to school children and training for smallholder farmers as part of the national home-grown school feeding activities in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Seoul/Kabul - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Korea office announced that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea recently donated $4 million to WFP Afghanistan. Donations will be used to provide emergency food and nutrition support to save lives and prevent famine in Afghanistan, where the food crisis is severe.
KINSHASA – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are calling for immediate action to protect children and families caught in the escalating violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where an increasing number of people, including children, have been wounded or killed near makeshift camps. Both agencies call on all parties to the conflict to prioritize the protection of civilians and allow humanitarian agencies to do their work.
LUSAKA – With US$500,000 from Citi Foundation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to strengthen resilience to climate crises and boost financial inclusion for 17,200 smallholder farmers in Zambia over the next two years.
Islamabad, Pakistan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) supported over 180,000 vulnerable flood-affected people through multipurpose cash interventions in seven districts of the Sindh province in 2023. This critical support was made possible through a EUR 3 million contribution from the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid Operations department.
MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today welcomed a US$ 4 million contribution from Republic of Korea to boost food security and empower tens of thousands of people whose lives have been shattered by the ongoing conflict in northern Mozambique.
ABUJA – Amid rising inflation and high food prices exacerbated by market speculation in Nigeria, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced it is reviewing its local food procurement and will buy food in Nigeria only in stable market conditions.
NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME – In the less than five months that followed the brutal 7 October attacks and the ensuing escalation, tens of thousands of Palestinians – mostly women and children – have been killed and injured in the Gaza Strip. More than three quarters of the population have been forced from their homes, many multiple times, and face severe shortages of food, water, sanitation and healthcare – the basic necessities to survive.
DAKAR – Amid persistently high humanitarian needs in West and Central Africa, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is calling on governments and partners to safeguard resilience-building programmes that help crisis-affected communities withstand shocks and meet their own food and nutrition needs. This will prevent a reversal of hard-won development gains in the region and help reduce humanitarian needs over time.
Suva, Fiji - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Fiji to reinforce its partnership with the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Protection, through a pilot Anticipatory Action programme that aims to proactively shield communities in Fiji from the devastating impacts of tropical cyclones.
Port Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan welcomed a generous contribution of US$1.9 million from the Government of Japan. This will enable WFP to provide life-saving food assistance to some of the most vulnerable people across the country.
LUANG PRABANG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Japan today launched a project aimed at empowering coffee farmers in two districts of Lao PDR’s Luang Prabang Province. This initiative will bolster their coffee production and marketing efforts, while also improving access to and understanding of essential nutrition.
The situation is especially serious in the north, where one in six children under the age of two is acutely malnourished
GENEVA/NEW YORK/ROME, 19 February 2024 – A steep rise in malnutrition among children and pregnant and breastfeeding women in the Gaza strip poses grave threats to their health, according to a comprehensive new analysis released by the Global Nutrition Cluster.
JUBA – At least 25 million people are struggling with soaring rates of hunger and malnutrition as the crisis in Sudan sends shockwaves around the region, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns today, with thousands of families being displaced and forced across borders into Chad and South Sudan each week.
MUNICH– The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, which leverages innovation and technology to tackle food insecurity worldwide, officially opened its new global office today. The opening was followed by the WFP Innovation Accelerator flagship pitch event, an official Munich Security Conference side event – the world's leading forum for debating the most pressing challenges to international security.