DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Tajikistan today inaugurated two WFP-funded bridges over the Yaghnob river, at a ceremony attended by Rajabboi Ahmadzoda, Head of Sughd Region, along with representatives from the Ayni District and residents of the valley. The bridges will strengthen economic capacities and improve livelihoods and food security of rural communities in this valley of the Sughd Region.
JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement to implement an innovative initiative to equip schools in the Southern African region with high-quality digital and hybrid education.
PHNOM PENH – Cambodian Government officials, along with staff from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), are visiting the Republic of Korea (RoK) on a study tour aiming at strengthening Cambodia’s school meals programme. Backed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the mission will enable participants to gain first-hand insights from Korea’s successful model.
COLOMBO – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over a substantial consignment of 4,700mt of soya beans and maize to Sri Lanka Thriposha Limited, to support the continuation of the Thriposha fortified food programme. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) facilitated the handover at a special event held at the Thriposha factory.
NIAMEY – More than 90,000 moderately malnourished children under five in crisis-hit regions of Niger can no longer access the specialized nutritional foods they desperately need to stop their condition becoming severe. Supplies of the vital humanitarian foods dried up in early September 2023 due to border closures which are preventing humanitarian actors - including the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) - from importing much needed nutritional products into Niger.
MUNICH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have launched WFP BRIDGE, a new, innovative funding mechanism seeking to support diverse efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger (SDG2).
JERUSALEM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed an urgent contribution of NOK 30 million (US$2,9 million) from the Government of Norway which will allow WFP to continue providing critical food assistance to the most at-risk families in Palestine.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – Violence caused by armed groups, economic slowdown and climate-related effects continue to drive high levels of hunger in Haiti, according to a new Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report issued last week. Despite a reduction in the number of people facing acute food insecurity across the country, 44 percent of Haitians continue to find themselves in either Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of hunger.
CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing desperately needed food assistance to more than 5,000 families displaced by massive flooding in Libya. Entire neighbourhoods in the city of Derna have disappeared, along with many of their residents, after flood waters from Storm Daniel caused two ageing dams to collapse.
VIENTIANE - Demonstrated impact of the Agriculture for Nutrition project, led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today led to the launch of phase two of the project.
ROME – Today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) issued a stark warning for global food security, estimating that every one percent cut in food assistance risks pushing more than 400,000 people towards the brink of starvation.
AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Germany jointly announce a vital step in ensuring the continuity of food assistance for vulnerable refugees in Jordan. Germany's generous contribution of EUR 10 million (US$10.8 million) arrives at a critical juncture, preventing the imminent suspension of food assistance for 410,000 refugees from Syria and other countries living across Jordan in the approaching month of October. The top-up brings Germany’s contributions to WFP’s humanitarian response in Jordan to EUR 50 million (US$54 million) in 2023 alone.
Yaoundé / Bangui – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of USD $3.3 million (equivalent to 450 million Japanese Yen, or approximately 2 billion XAF) from the Government of Japan. This funding will be used to provide integrated food and nutrition assistance to people severely affected by ongoing crisis in Cameroon and Central African Republic.
KABUL – The World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to drop another 2 million hungry people from food assistance in Afghanistan in September, bringing to 10 million the number of people cut off from its support this year in the country. Due to a massive funding shortfall, going forward WFP will only be able to provide emergency assistance to 3 million people per month.
RAMALLAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a vital and timely contribution of JPY 200 million (US$1.5 million) from the Government of Japan which will enable WFP to provide much-needed food assistance to the most vulnerable Palestinian families in Gaza.
JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has released a record-breaking US$ 12.8 million as part of efforts to combat the impending drought impact caused by El Niño in four southern African countries. The funds - the largest such pay-out to date - will be used to implement a range of anticipatory actions aimed at safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of over half a million people.
WINDHOEK – The Government of Brazil has generously donated US$ 120,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Namibia, aiming to enhance food accessibility and alleviate malnutrition in five regions of the country.
DAKAR – The Regional United Nations (UN) agencies are concerned that millions of people are at severe risk unless humanitarian aid and increased funding support, is provided in Niger and Central Sahel.
Ongoing conflict and lack of humanitarian access are weakening already vulnerable communities.
Bamako – A combination of protracted armed conflict, internal displacement, and restricted humanitarian access risks pushing nearly one million children under the age of 5 in Mali into acute malnutrition by December 2023 – with at least 200,000 at risk of dying of hunger if life-saving aid fails to reach them.
KYIV – The UN World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Policy and the Pension Fund of Ukraine, has started transferring complementary cash payments to pensioners in regions most affected by the war.
JORDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a generous contribution of US$6.8 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), to support its operations in Jordan. This funding will provide much-needed support to Syrian refugees residing in camps and arrives just in the nick of time to avert imminent further cuts in food assistance.
Yerevan – With the support of partners including the Government of Armenia, Goris Municipality, the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and the Joint SDG Fund, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), has established a legume processing center in Armenia's Syunik province. The initiative aims to improve the availability and access to nutritious food through investments that decrease post-harvest loss and support farmer’s link to markets.
BRASILIA – Around 200 participants from more than 20 countries, including government ministers, representatives from international financial institutions and the United Nations are set to gather in Brasilia on 29-31 August to reinforce commitments and chart out pathways to strengthen human capital in the region so that every person is able to reach their full potential.
Against a backdrop of rising food costs and successive climatic and economic shocks, Stanlake Samkange, WFP’s Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, arrived in Timor-Leste today for a four-day mission to strengthen WFP’s joint efforts working with the Government of Timor-Leste and other key stakeholders on food security and nutrition.