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United States provides US$9 million to WFP to help feed refugees in Tanzania

WFP Tanzania has faced significant funding shortfalls since 2020 when rations had to be reduced to 68 percent of the minimum required needs

Today the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing US$9 million in critical food assistance to bring immediate relief to the most vulnerable people in Tanzania. This new contribution will allow USAID’s partner, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to provide life-saving food assistance…

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WFP Welcomes G7's Fresh Commitment to Food Security Amid Unprecedented Global Food Crisis

WFP is encouraged by the G7 commitment to ensure that trade remains open for food, fuel, and fertilisers, all of which are critical for countries bearing the brunt of the crisis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes today’s announcement by G7 leaders meeting in Elmau, Germany, that they will provide an additional US$ 4.5 billion to protect the world’s most vulnerable people from hunger and malnutrition. WFP stands ready to play its part in addressing this global crisis working…

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Cabo Verde faces spike in food insecurity as a result of drought, Covid-19 and the crisis in Ukraine

This represents a threat to the country’s hard-won gains in food security over recent years forcing the Government to declare a social and economic national emergency on 20 June

The number of people affected by food insecurity in Cabo Verde is set to spike with more than 46,000 women, men and children – almost 10 percent of the population - facing an acute deterioration in food security between June and August this year. This represents a threat to the…

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West African decision-makers meet to discuss economic recovery in a region destabilised by conflict, covid-19 and hunger crises

During the two-day forum in Dakar held on 21 and 22 June 2022, participants will address sustainable development issues, identify and discuss policy directions and actions needed to strengthen the resilience and recovery of West African economies

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in partnership with the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the Senegalese Ministry of Economy, Plan and Cooperation, today launched the annual forum of intergovernmental organisations from West Africa, to examine and address…

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Escalating needs, rising hunger: refugees caught in the eye of the perfect storm

Ration cuts of up to 50 percent are affecting three-quarters of all refugees supported by WFP in Eastern Africa

Further food ration cuts are imminent for refugees as humanitarian needs multiply around the world while funding struggles to keep pace, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on World Refugee Day. The somber warning comes as WFP has already been forced to significantly reduce rations to refugees across…

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WFP Welcomes the U.S. Government’s Support to Improve Food Security of Displaced Families in Mozambique

The U.S. contribution comes at a highly critical time for the communities affected by the conflict in Cabo Delgado and in nearby provinces

The World Food Programme in Mozambique (WFP) welcomed the visit of the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, on 14 June to the WFP warehouse in Matola City. At this occasion, the US Government also announced a US$29.5 million donation to support WFP’s humanitarian food assistance…

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Vital humanitarian flights to hard-to-reach areas in Guinea and Niger could be grounded due to funding cuts

In Guinea, following the outbreak of Lassa fever on 29 April 2022, the Government requested UNHAS to assist with transporting tests and other medical items from Bissau to Conakry

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that its UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) – that provides crucial transport links for humanitarian responders to the world’s most remote and challenging locations - will be forced to ground its planes in Guinea and Niger by August 2022 if additional…

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WFP forced to suspend food assistance in South Sudan as funds dry up and nation faces hungriest year since independence

WFP had exhausted all options before suspending food assistance

Almost one-third of the acutely food insecure South Sudanese the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) planned to support this year will be left without humanitarian food assistance due to critical funding shortages, heightening the risk of starvation for 1.7 million people. The suspension of aid comes at the worst…

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U.N. World Food Programme High-Level Supporter Reggie Khumalo to Visit Humanitarian Projects in Africa

Reggie has worked and travelled across the African continent to bring back the spirit of UBUNTU (I am because you are) by helping vulnerable people from disadvantaged communities

Following years of supporting humanitarian organisations and its causes, self- taught African fine artist Reggie Khumalo, who uses his art as a vehicle for social change, will this month be visiting World Food Programme (WFP) projects in Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. “My paintings are a platform to share…

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As rains fail again, catastrophic hunger looms over Somalia

Food insecurity and malnutrition worsen across Somalia as risk of famine increases amid historic fourth failed rainy season

A historic fourth consecutive failed rainy season, skyrocketing prices and an underfunded humanitarian response have resulted in a 160 percent increase in people facing catastrophic levels of food insecurity, starvation and disease in Somalia. With no end in sight for the devastating drought affecting the country, the risk of famine…