PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered emergency food assistance to more than one million people in Sudan in the six weeks since operations resumed on 3 May. WFP briefly paused operations when the conflict broke out but has since rapidly scaled up food distributions, delivering life-saving assistance to people in 14 of 18 States as fighting continues and the humanitarian situation deteriorates.
CAIRO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Egypt, working closely with the Egyptian Government, has opened a humanitarian corridor between Aswan in Upper Egypt, and Wadi Halfa in Sudan, to address the urgent needs of people affected by the ongoing conflict.
HARARE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has rolled out resilience building activities with support of the Government of Japan to boost food security and improve the livelihoods of nearly 9,000 people in Chiredzi district, in southern Zimbabwe.
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of EUR 3.5 million from the Government of France in support of the ongoing flood response in Pakistan, specifically targeting women and children facing life-threatening malnutrition.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Egypt and The Coca-Cola Foundation, signed today an agreement to promote sustainable agriculture & green energy among farmers and rural communities in Luxor.
LAMAM – Provincial authorities and line ministries together with the Embassy of France and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today signed off on a project aimed at improving the food security of 10,600 people in the district of Thateng in Sekong Province. The donation from France, which amounts to US$ 545,852, will cover people’s most urgent food needs and provide training in nutrition and resilience to climate-related and other shocks.
DAMASCUS – An unprecedented funding crisis in Syria is forcing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to cut assistance to 2.5 million of the 5.5 million people who rely on the agency for their basic food needs. The announcement comes as the European Union gears up to host the seventh Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” on Wednesday.
VIENTIANE – Supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and NGO partners, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Lao PDR announced today that food distributions will be launched for families most at risk of acute food insecurity during the rainy season, approximately from June to September.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is accelerating efforts to roll out enhanced safeguards and controls that will ensure humanitarian food assistance reaches targeted, vulnerable people across Ethiopia. This follows a joint statement by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and USAID announcing their commitment to addressing deeply concerning revelations of food aid diversion.
Al Najaf, IRAQ – The Government of Iraq’s Ministry of Trade (MoT), in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has successfully completed the digitalization process for the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Al-Najaf Governorate, supporting efficiency and improving services for citizens.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of EUR 11.9 million from the European Union (EU) through its Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) for the provision of EU Humanitarian Aid Flights (HAF).
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) strongly condemns the looting of one of the agency’s logistics hubs in south-central Sudan. The attack on WFP’s warehouses in El Obeid puts food assistance for 4.4 million conflict-affected people at risk.
MASERU - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Government of Lesotho have today launched an innovative geospatial platform that will boost evidence-based decision making on issues of national concern and enhance overall governance.
HARARE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes an US$8.7 million contribution from the United States to power its resilience building activities for more than 65,000 people in five food insecure communities for the next six months.
UN agencies warn that record hunger levels in the DRC require livelihood support and long-term investment. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) call for more support to improve livelihoods while responding to emergencies.
May 29, 2023: Accra/Johannesburg/Kinshasa – An estimated 6.7 million people are experiencing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in North and South Kivu and Ituri, representing a 10 percent increase from last year.
Bamako – With a US$ 3 million (XOF 1.7 billion) contribution received from the Government of Japan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will provide emergency food assistance to 43,000 people affected by conflict in Mali between June and August 2023.
DAR ES SALAAM – More than 200,000 refugees in Tanzania will soon receive only half the food rations they need due to a critical funding shortage for WFP’s food assistance. WFP provides monthly in-kind food assistance to people living in refugee camps through food baskets.
SITTWE – WFP and its local partners have reached over 230,000 people with life-saving food assistance in the wake of Cyclone Mocha, the most destructive storm to strike Myanmar in over a decade. Within 72 hours after landfall on 14 May, WFP began food distributions in Sittwe, Rakhine’s state capital, which suffered considerable damage. The cyclone has flattened houses, destroyed livelihoods, and disrupted telecommunications, power, and supply chains.
KABUL / BEIJING – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China towards its emergency response in Afghanistan for 2023. The funding will enable WFP to provide life-saving food assistance to nearly 70,000 food-insecure people in areas struck by acute food insecurity.
NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up its emergency response to support hundreds of thousands of Kenyans affected by the impact of nearly three years of drought. WFP is ramping up to support more than 940,000 drought-affected people – an increase from almost 600,000 people supported by WFP in 2022.
An estimated 17 percent of the population is in moderate acute food insecurity in Sri Lanka, especially in the Northern, Eastern and Central Provinces, indicating an improvement compared to 2022.
COLOMBO: Food security in Sri Lanka is improving across all provinces, according to the Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) report jointly carried out in February/March 2023 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The report estimates 3.9 million people or 17 percent of the population is in moderate acute food insecurity which is nearly a 40 percent decrease from June/July last year. Nearly 10,000 people are severely acute food-insecure, down from 66,000 people last year.