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European Union helps keep humanitarian flights in West and Central Africa skies as humanitarian needs soar

The West and Central Africa region faces several challenges including displacement, natural hazards, structural poverty and chronic food insecurity that is worsened by the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic

A timely US$ 3.5 million contribution from the European Union has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) transport thousands of aid workers to several hard-to-reach locations across West and Central Africa, the World Food Programme said today. The EU’s contribution for 2021, made through the European Commission’s Civil…

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Iceland extends its support to strengthen home-grown school feeding in Malawi

The contribution will sustain and increase access to education through the provision of nutritious school meals for 13,000 children

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$ 1.7 million from the Government of Iceland to scale up school feeding in the district of Mangochi from 2022 to 2024. The contribution will sustain and increase access to education through the provision of nutritious school meals for…

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Extreme poverty rises in West Africa due to COVID-19 pandemic

The proportion of people in the region living with less than $1.90 a day increased from 2.3 per cent in 2020 to 2.9 per cent in 2021

Extreme poverty in Western Africa increased by nearly 3 percent last year, according to a new report on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 published today by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The report, completed in partnership with the West Africa Sub-Regional Office for the United Nations Economic…

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No food, no fuel, no funding: WFP's northern Ethiopia operations grinding to a halt

Stocks of nutritionally fortified food for the treatment of malnourished children and women are now exhausted

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that its life-saving food assistance operations in northern Ethiopia are about to grind to a halt because intense fighting has blocked the passage of fuel and food. The escalation of conflict across northern Ethiopia means that no WFP convoy has reached…

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Cameroon: A haven for refugees from conflict in the Central African Republic

In the East, Adamawa and North regions, World Food Programme cash grants are a lifeline

“Go get the children, we have to leave, they will kill us,” shouted Ousmane, Djanabou’s husband in the middle of the night, in December 2013. Having woken up abruptly, she gathered their four children, took the first bag of clothes she could find and got into her husband's car. That…

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WFP and Impact Hub Kigali Launch Programme to Support Food System Innovations in Rwanda

The programme seeks innovative solutions that contribute to food security

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Impact Hub Kigali (IHK), with the support of USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are launching the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge in Rwanda to foster locally-driven solutions to tackle food systems challenges. The initiative will…

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Norway supports improved learning and nutrition in Malawi through home-grown school feeding

Through the home-grown school feeding model, food commodities for school meals will be supplied by 1,000 smallholder farmers, particularly women

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of NOK 13.4 million (USD 1.5 million) from the Government of Norway to support the provision of locally produced school meals for 50,000 primary school learners in Malawi. This forms part of a larger contribution of NOK 50 million (around…

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Sudan: Nutrition lays the groundwork for peace

How poultry-farming training from the World Food Programme is changing lives

Conflict breeds hunger, it destroys livelihoods, disrupts basic services such as healthcare and education and forces people from their homes.   Mohammed should know – he was forced to flee his village in eastern Sudan after conflict broke out in 1994 between the East Sudan Front and the Sudanese Government.…

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European Union provides critical support as WFP faces unprecedented funding shortages in Sudan

WFP is facing an unprecedented funding shortfall of US $358 million to maintain operations in Sudan over the next six months

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a EUR 10 million contribution from the European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) for life-saving food assistance in Sudan, in addition to EUR 13 million received at the beginning of 2021. This funding comes at a critical…