ROME – It will be vastly more cost-effective to support the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to tackle locusts in East Africa now than to help people in the region after their crops have been ruined, said World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley today.
Dhaka, Bangladesh - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh welcomes a contribution of EUR 2.5 million (USD 2.7 million) from the German Foreign Federal Office (GFFO) towards its Rohingya refugee response in Cox’s Bazar.
BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its implementing partners in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) have relaunched the school feeding programme, following the successful 2018 pilot in West Mosul.
COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG), an initiative of the Australian Government, have signed an agreement to work together to promote healthy diets. One of the key features is a collaboration with Supreme Chef, a popular competitive cooking TV show in Sri Lanka.
BEIJING - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of China have recently signed agreements to provide food assistance to Yemen, Lesotho, Dominican Republic, and the Republic of Congo to respond to their food needs outlined in recent Humanitarian Response Plans.
HARARE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$200,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to assist refugees living in Zimbabwe’s Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC) at a time when resources have otherwise run dry.
BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a US$1 million flexible contribution from the Republic of Korea to provide food assistance for vulnerable internally displaced families in Iraq.
MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme thanks the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and 10 Spanish regions for contributing 4.25 million euros to provide critical humanitarian and development assistance to people affected by disasters and conflict in 2019. The funding will support food assistance for vulnerable populations, humanitarian logistics in the Sahel and disaster preparedness in the Caribbean.
ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €500,000 (US$ 570,000) from the Government of Italy to provide life-saving assistance for Western Saharan refugees in Algeria.
BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has for the first time bought wheat grain from small-scale farmers in Kyrgyzstan as part of a unique initiative to connect poorer farmers to markets.
JUBA – European Union funding of €6.2 million (US$7.5 million) helped the World Food Programme (WFP) provide common logistics services — critical to reach millions of people in need — for more than 300 humanitarian organizations in South Sudan.
DAKAR, 03 February 2020 - The number of people facing a critical lack of food and vital livelihood opportunities in the Central Sahel has spiked in one year due to rising insecurity and climatic shocks. The situation may further deteriorate unless the international community acts now, three United Nations agencies warned today.
KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) commends the Government of Uganda and all its donors for helping it to contribute to the basic food needs of 1.2 million refugees and their host communities across the country in 2019.
Dhaka - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh welcomes a new contribution of GBP 8 million (USD10,296,010) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to support the Rohingya refugee response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Rome – In 2019, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received US$419 million in flexible funding, representing 5 percent of WFP’s total contributions – well below the high-watermark of 19 percent in 2002.
KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan hosted a three-day event on post-harvest losses, to explore ways of reducing food losses through approaches such as hermetic storage bags that were showcased at the event.
Bangui – The severe humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) requires sustained international attention and an injection of funds to sustain lifesaving operations for people affected by conflict, Chris Nikoi, the Regional Director for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in West and Central Africa warned today.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set out a new framework for collaboration in areas of food security, nutrition and innovative investment solutions.
BANJUL – The economy of The Gambia is losing 3.96 billion Gambian Dalasi (US$83 million) a year – about 5.1 percent of the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study released in Banjul today. The multi-agency Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study shows that the losses are incurred each year through increased healthcare costs, additional burdens to the education system and reduced workforce productivity.
CAIRO/BEIRUT – On the occasion of UN Education Day, the UNESCO Regional Office for Education in the Arab States and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have said that protracted crises in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have put 15 million children out of school, undermining the development potential of countries in the region.
Dar es Salaam - The United Nations Tanzania, the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Hub Tanzania and the UN Innovation Network (UNIN) on Thursday hosted the first UN Innovation Night in Tanzania, showcasing the world body’s innovative work in the country and its commitment to use innovative approaches to advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
DHANGADHI, Nepal – Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Prem Kumar Rai today inaugurated a Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) in Dhangadhi, Sudurpaschim Province, together with the British Ambassador to Nepal, Nicola Pollitt, and WFP Nepal Representative and Country Director, Pippa Bradford. Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Rajan Pokhrel, and Chief Secretary of Sudurpaschim Province, Bal Krishna Ghimire were also present.
JOHANNESBURG/LONDON – A record 45 million people - mostly women and children - in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate change, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.
FREETOWN — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an important contribution of 2,850 metric tonnes of rice from the Government of Sierra Leone to support the implementation of the country’s national school feeding programme which is at the centre of the government’s “free quality education” initiative.
NASSAU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food vouchers to assist 500 of the most vulnerable families living on hurricane-stricken Abaco in the Bahamas, which will allow them to buy the food of their choice and prioritise their needs.