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World Food Programme (WFP) multimedia package highlights Ebola response in Democratic Republic of Congo

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is part of the emergency response, providing food to Ebola survivors and people potentially carrying the virus

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres will travel to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo tomorrow to highlight efforts being made by the international community to combat the deadly virus.  The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is part of the emergency response, providing food to…

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launch joint voucher programme to support communities affected by Cyclone Idai

The voucher programme will run from August to October and will benefit 100,000 cyclone-affected people per month in the cyclone-affected districts of Dondo and Nhamatanda, Sofala Province

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today launched a joint voucher programme in Dondo district in Sofala province to address the essential food, hygiene, and household needs of vulnerable families affected by Cyclone Idai, which left a trail of devastation across Mozambique…

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European Union supports Sudan in challenging times

The funds will also support cash-based transfers for vulnerable and food-insecure communities

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a top-up contribution of €7 million, following the €6 million provided to WFP in 2018. Funding will support emergency operations in Sudan from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). ECHO funding will support critical activities including nutrition…

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World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director to Visit Burkina Faso

The country is dealing with an unfolding humanitarian crisis resulting from a sharp increase in armed violence

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will visit Burkina Faso on 12-14 August. The country is dealing with an unfolding humanitarian crisis resulting from a sharp increase in armed violence. The growing violence is forcing many people to flee. Displacement in Burkina Faso has increased…

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Innovative Insurance Cover to Help Drought-Hit Communities in Africa

These policies will unleash funds to assist vulnerable communities threatened by drought before it reaches catastrophic levels

Humanitarian agencies are setting up innovative climate risk insurance policies to protect up to 1.3 million people in West Africa from catastrophic drought. The countries benefitting include Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and the Gambia.  These policies will unleash funds to assist vulnerable communities threatened by drought before it reaches…

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Logistics in peak rainy season

How vital supplies reach the Central African Republic communities inaccessible by road

It’s the peak of the rainy season in the Central African Republic (CAR). The downpours are heavy, the foliage is a thick lovely green, but the earth roads are muddy and mostly impassable. It is good news for rain-fed agriculture but a real challenge for humanitarian organisations trying to bring…

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World Food Programme (WFP) and Luxembourg join forces to boost Emergency Telecommunications in Emergencies

On 8 July, Paulette Lenert, Luxembourg’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, and Rehan Asad, WFP’s Chief of Staff witnessed first-hand the impact of this partnership

The ability of humanitarian responders to communicate and exchange information in emergency settings is vital to ensuring lives are saved, and that the needs of disaster-hit communities are met rapidly and effectively. The Government of Luxembourg’s partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) demonstrates…

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South Korea provides 5,000 metric tons of rice to World Food Programme's (WFP) Uganda Refugee Support Operations

The donation supports Uganda’s efforts to assist refugees who have fled conflict and hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other conflict areas in the region

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an important contribution of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea to WFP’s refugee support operations in Uganda, which will help feed more than 200,000 refugees. “The Republic of Korea believes food relief is the…

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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) scales up assistance in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as conflict flares

WFP intends to triple, to 300,000, the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) it supports with life-saving food and cash

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up an already sizeable relief operation for conflict-displaced people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following renewed inter-ethnic violence that has forced tens of thousands more from their homes. In Ebola-afflicted Ituri province, where a resurgence of clashes between ethnic…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM), World Food Programme (WFP) Conduct First Beneficiary Data Exchange In South Sudan

As part of the first phase of the data sharing arrangement, IOM and WFP have so far exchanged the data of more than 100,000 people in Upper Nile and Jonglei states

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) recently completed the first functional data exchange between their own beneficiary management systems to provide updated information on tens of thousands of people receiving assistance in Upper Nile and Jonglei regions.  The data exchange, the first of…