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European Union (EU) boosts assistance to drought-affected people in Lesotho

The EU’s funding comes at a time when over 30 percent of the population across the country is experiencing crisis levels of food insecurity

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the European Union (EU) contribution of €1.5 million (equivalent to about M24 million) in humanitarian support, enabling WFP to expand ongoing emergency drought assistance to an additional 22,100 people on top of the 77,880 people that are already receiving assistance. “The situation…

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Stop Locusts In East Africa Now Or Pay Much More To Help People Later – World Food Programme (WFP)

The regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) warned in an update today that desert locust swarms are now multiplying across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia

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. “FAO needs…

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Government of Uganda to receive Japan rice donation to assist refugees in Uganda through World Food Programme (WFP)

The Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, the Japanese Ambassador in Uganda and WFP’s Country Director will be in attendance and will be speaking at the event

WFP is pleased to invite your media house to cover the handover of a Japanese rice consignment to the Government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister this Thursday. The Government will then hand over the rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), who will distribute…

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Germany pledges multi-year support for The World Food Programme (WFP) food assistance in Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria

The German Federal Foreign Office’s contribution will allow WFP to cover the basic food needs of the most food insecure Sahrawi refugees

The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a multi-year pledge for 2020 and 2021 from the Government of Germany of €1 million (US$1.1 million) each year for its assistance to refugees from Western Sahara in Algeria. The German Federal Foreign Office’s contribution will allow WFP to cover the basic food needs…

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UN agencies raise alarm in the Central Sahel where millions face hunger amid rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis

The unprecedented escalation of humanitarian needs in the Central Sahel is a major factor for the alarming situation that the overall West Africa region is facing in 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. Despite an overall…

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European Union powers Humanitarian Activities in South Sudan

Contributions in 2019 enabled the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), to provide flights for the humanitarian community across South Sudan

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. Contributions in 2019 enabled the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), to provide…

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Government and donors enable The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist 1.2 million refugees and build local economies in Uganda

The government and donors helped WFP to expand cash-based transfers, reaching 35 percent of all refugees assisted

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. Donors and the Government of Uganda supported WFP to meet the…

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World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Sudan hold a second forum to curb post-harvest losses

The event held from 27 to 29 January linked various actors in the food value chain, including international manufacturers, national distributors and marketing companies

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. The event held from 27 to 29 January linked various actors in the food…

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New study reveals economic toll of malnutrition to the Gambia's economy

Malnutrition rates are in decline and the country is on target to meet the government’s National Development Programme’s nutrition target of reducing stunting to 12.5 percent

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…

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Southern Africa in Throes of Climate Emergency with 45 Million People facing Hunger across the Region

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

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…