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World Food Programme Broadens Operation to Stem Severe Hunger in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai Region

Assessments showed that 3.2 million people, a quarter of the region’s population of mostly subsistence farmers, were desperately short of food

In the face of escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding, the United Nations World Food Programme is energizing two key elements of its emergency operation to prevent famine in war-ravaged Kasai: cash distributions to the most vulnerable and specialist support to check acute malnutrition in women and young…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: UN Agencies in Urgent Bid to Prevent Famine in Kasai

Only 400,000 out of the 3.2 million severely food insecure people in Kasai received assistance in December

In a stark warning, three UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) – say time is running out to save hundreds of thousands of lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   Farmers  – who fled due to conflict - have…

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Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo: Millions at Risk as Funding Dries up

With 3.2 million people desperately short of food, WFP has stepped in with emergency assistance

An acute hunger emergency in conflict-ravaged Greater Kasai could turn into a long-term disaster, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today. While the agency has been working against the clock to help ever more people, the cash is quickly running out. “We’re letting down those who need us…

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Youth Colour the Future: Sudanese young artists showcase Sustainable Development Goals to celebrate 72nd UN Anniversary

The participants used briefings, photos, videos and stories provided by communications staff of 19 United Nations agencies, funds and programmes as inspiration for their work

To celebrate the United Nations 72nd anniversary, an art exhibition by young Sudanese artists entitled ‘Youth Colour the Future’ opened its doors to the public on Thursday 16 November 2017. The exhibition will remain open until Saturday 18 November at the Rashid Diab Center from 6-10 P.M. Inspired by the…

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Russia Debt-for-Development Initiative to Support School Meals in Mozambique

Russia’s innovative move to convert debt into development funding will help feed a generation of schoolchildren in Mozambique

An innovative debt-swap initiative between the Russian Federation and Mozambique has unlocked a commitment of US$40 million, which will be used by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Government of Mozambique to provide school meals for 150,000 children in Mozambique over the next five years. In…

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Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudan’s hunger crisis

The number of people experiencing severe food insecurity across the country is likely to drop to 4.8 million for October to December, down from six million in June

The current harvest season in South Sudan will not end the hunger crisis as conflict persists in most of the country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, according to the updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) released today by the Government of South Sudan, the UN’s…

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Visiting WFP chief warns of impending humanitarian disaster in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region

WFP is ramping up emergency assistance there, planning to reach 500,000 of the most vulnerable by end-December, and many more early next year

A humanitarian catastrophe is looming in the conflict-ravaged south-central Greater Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the head of the United Nations World Food Programme warned yesterday as he wrapped up a four-day mission to the central African country that included a visit to Kasai. Some 3.2 million…

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WFP provides emergency food assistance to families in Libya’s conflict-hit Sabratha

Since the end of September, more than 15,000 people have moved to nearby cities and quieter areas of Sabratha city

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing vital food assistance to families who have been displaced by clashes between armed groups in western Libya’s Sabratha. The area has recently experienced an upsurge of conflict.  Since the end of September, more than 15,000 people have moved to nearby…

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Crisis in school meals financing for West & Central Africa puts young generation at risk, WFP warns

Altogether, WFP’s regional programme faces an US$76 million funding gap, the agency warned as experts were meeting in Montreal for an annual forum on child nutrition

More than 1.5 million vulnerable children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the agency announced at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  Altogether, WFP’s…