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Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP Air-Lifts Life-Saving Supplies to People Struck by Drought in Somalia

A Boeing 747, donated by UPS Foundation, arrived in Mogadishu from Dubai this morning carrying 47 metric tons of high-energy biscuits (HEBs) – enough to assist 31,000 people for three days – as well as critical medical supplies on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today air-lifted life-saving food supplies to drought-stricken Somalia for the most vulnerable people, particularly children, who are displaced from their homes and have no access to food or cooking facilities. A Boeing 747, donated by UPS Foundation, arrived in Mogadishu from Dubai this…

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Japan Supports UN Humanitarian Air Service in Sudan

WFP will use this contribution to continue to provide reliable and safe air services through UNHAS to the humanitarian community, enabling travel to remote and hard-to-reach locations across Darfur and in central and eastern Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of US$1 million from Japan to the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan, which is managed by WFP. WFP will use this contribution to continue to provide reliable and safe air services through UNHAS to the…

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U.N. Agencies Commend Progress Made Against Child Malnutrition in Uganda, Urge Continued Action

Citing results of the newly published Demographic and Health Survey 2016, the agencies particularly noted the gains made in the poorest region, Karamoja, where the stunting rate fell from 45 percent in 2011 to 35.2 percent in 2016

Four agencies from the United Nations Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) today congratulated Uganda for reducing the rate of stunting among its young children from 33 percent in 2011 to 29 percent in 2016. Citing results of the newly published Demographic and Health Survey 2016, the agencies particularly noted the…

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New Donor Funding Allows WFP to Resume Full Food Rations for Refugees in Kenya

Insufficient funding forced WFP to reduce the size of refugees’ food rations by 50 percent in December 2016

After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps starting on 1 April. With new resources received since…

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WFP uses new route through Sudan to deliver food to famine-hit South Sudan

Today, the first convoy of 27 trucks carrying an initial 1,200 metric tons of sorghum started moving at 15:00 hours from El Obeid in central Sudan towards Bentiu in South Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today began to move food assistance to reach famine-hit and food-insecure people in South Sudan by using a newly opened humanitarian corridor announced by the Government of Sudan this week.   The new route enables WFP to transport food assistance overland from El…

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New Study Finds Worrying Climate Trend in Karamoja Over Last 35 Years

Released in Kampala today, the ‘Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security and Livelihoods in Karamoja’ found that temperatures have been rising in Karamoja over the last 35 years

A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken. The study found that the average monthly rainfall in the region increased over the last 35…

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The United States and WFP Support Food-Insecure Populations in Sudan and South Sudan

The United States continues to be a long-standing partner and the largest single donor to WFP in Sudan, contributing nearly US$1 billion to WFP Sudan’s operations since 2012

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today welcomed the second of two recent shipments carrying urgently required food assistance for Sudan and South Sudan. The ships, Maritime Faith and Liberty Grace, docked in Port Sudan and discharged over 47,880 metric…

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Famine Hits Parts Of South Sudan

UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance

War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine.   The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

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WFP Scales Up and Humanitarian Community Reduces Hunger in Northeast Nigeria

By December 2016, an agile response, combining rapid air-and-road interventions, enabled WFP and partners to reach more than a million people in need, particularly in these high risk areas

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin welcomes the progress made by the humanitarian community and the Government of Nigeria in fighting hunger in the country’s northeast. Together, Cousin said, they are reaching increasing numbers of people affected by years of conflict. People in newly liberated…