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Japan donates US$6.5 million to WFP to stem food insecurity in South Sudan

Latest contribution consists of US$4.5 million for life-saving food assistance to people who are severely food insecure and US$ 2 million to restore livelihoods and enhance resilience

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$6.5 million from the Government of Japan. This contribution is timely at the start of the lean season when more than 7.2 million people in South Sudan are expected to face acute food shortages. This latest contribution consists of…

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Mozambique: WFP responds as attack on Palma displaces thousands

World Food Programme readies emergency assistance for more than 50,000 people affected by the attacks

The World Food Programme (WFP) is working to assist more than 50,000 people affected by the deadly violence in Palma, a town in Mozambique's troubled Cabo Delgado region.  “It’s a real humanitarian catastrophe,” says Lola Castro, WFP's Regional Director in Southern Africa, “people are heading all over the place —  by boat, on foot, by…

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WFP, the Government of Liberia and Canada provide support to school children and their families

WFP provides school feeding as a critical intervention for improving the enrolment and learning status of children

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing take-home rations to pre-primary and primary school children and their household members, totalling 20,000 beneficiaries. The rations comprising of rice, fortified vegetable oil, and pulses are intended to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the students and their families.…

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United States Government and the United Nations World Food Programme partner with the Government of United Republic of Tanzania to maintain food assistance for refugees in Tanzania

The contribution will help maintain critical food assistance to refugees living in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps in north-western Tanzania

Today, at the Tanzania Port Authority, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$8 million contribution from the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The contribution will help maintain critical food assistance to refugees living in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps in north-western…

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WFP appeals for solution to Yemen fuel shortages that threaten to worsen widespread food insecurity

This is a summary of what was said by WFP spokesperson Tomson Phiri – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

The United Nations World Food Programme warns that a crippling fuel shortage in Yemen is making an already catastrophic food security situation far worse and appeals for an urgent solution to this man-made crisis. No fuel vessels have been allowed to berth at Yemen’s Al Hodeidah port since 3 January.…

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Attack on World Food Programme field mission in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

World Food Programme (WFP) has expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of three people killed

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of three people killed, today, in an attack on a delegation travelling on a field visit in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A number of other…

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World Food Programme partners with Ireland to fight malnutrition in Malawi

The contribution comes at a time when the country is impacted by COVID-19 which is threatening the efforts to improve nutrition and health in the country

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS in the Ministry of Health today welcome a timely contribution of EUR 550,000 (about 515 million Malawi Kwacha) from the Government of Ireland to support interventions that prevent malnutrition in Malawi. “Four of every 10…

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Japan supports WFP food assistance in conflict-hit Central African Republic

CAR is facing serious food shortages, as violence cuts off the landlocked country’s traditional supply routes and leaves food convoys stranded outside its borders

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1.6 million (JPY 178 million) contribution from the Government of Japan to provide much-needed food assistance to vulnerable people in the Central African Republic, amid a deepening humanitarian crisis. Japan’s contribution will enable WFP to provide life-saving assistance to nearly 66,000…

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World Food Programme (WFP) cuts refugees' food rations in Rwanda as funding declines

WFP requires US$9 million to avert ration reductions from March through June 2021, and US$20.6 million to continue full assistance to refugees throughout 2021

Today, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced it would reduce food assistance to refugees in Rwanda by a dramatic 60 percent, as of March 2021. Some 135,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees in camps in Rwanda rely on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic food needs each month. “This is a…

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Joint Statement on Mozambique by United Nations Regional Directors for Southern and Eastern Africa

The United Nations is deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian crisis and escalating violence forcing thousands to flee in Cabo Delgado province

Escalating conflict and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado has left communities completely reliant on humanitarian assistance. According to the Government, attacks by non-state groups have forced more than 565,000 people to flee their homes and villages, abandoning their crops and livelihoods. Last December, the United Nations Regional Directors…