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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…

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WFP Executive Director in Nigeria to Visit Northeast Torn by Boko Haram Conflict

World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin arrives in Nigeria late Tuesday for talks with government officials and to visit the Northeast, where WFP is assisting more than a million people who lives were wrecked by Boko Haram violence

World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin arrives in Nigeria late Tuesday for talks with government officials and to visit the Northeast, where WFP is assisting more than a million people who lives were wrecked by Boko Haram violence. After meetings with government and United Nations officials in Abuja,…

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Joint Statement on the Passage of Humanitarian Assistance through Sudan to South Sudan

The MoU will be extended for another six months, from 1 January to 30 June 2017

The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) on Passage of Humanitarian Assistance from Sudan to South Sudan - comprised of representatives of the Governments of South Sudan, Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – is pleased to announce the extension of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will allow…

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UK Supports South Sudanese Refugees in Sudan

WFP will use the funds to purchase sorghum, a South Sudanese staple, that will be included in the food assistance it provides to South Sudanese refugees in the border states of White Nile; North, South and West Kordofan; East, North and South Darfur

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of £3 million (approximately US$3.7 million) from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the critical needs of more than 164,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan. WFP will use the funds to purchase sorghum, a South Sudanese…

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Madagascar’s Prime Minister Advocates for More Support and Investment to Combat Chronic Malnutrition in the Country

In Madagascar, 47 percent of children under the age of five are affected by stunting (low growth for age)

The results of a new Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study indicate that Madagascar’s economy loses 3.384 billion Ariary (US$1.5 billion) per year – the equivalent of 14.5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – to the effects of malnutrition. The COHA study is a project led by…

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Tens of Thousands in Lake Chad Region to Benefit from Increased EU Contribution

This contribution takes the EU’s financial support to WFP in the Lake Chad region to 4,5 million euros. It will allow WFP to provide more than emergency relief for 12,500 families, comprised of 62,500 very vulnerable people in the west of the Sahelian belt

The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a one-million euro contribution from the European Union through the Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace. This contribution takes the EU’s financial support to WFP in the Lake Chad region to 4,5 million euros. It will allow WFP to provide more than emergency relief…