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Southern Madagascar faces drought-driven hunger, threatening millions

Three straight years of drought have wiped out harvests and hampered people's access to food and COVID-19 is compounding their suffering

Southern Madagascar is in the grip of a humanitarian catastrophe, with 1.5 million people—half the region’s population—needing immediate emergency food assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.  Three straight years of drought have wiped out harvests and hampered people's access to food and COVID-19 is compounding their…

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United States provides US$119 Million to World Food Programme (WFP) for School Meals in Five Countries

The latest awards, which take effect this month, see WFP’s programmes in Cote d’Ivoire, Laos, Nepal and Rwanda receiving US$25 million each

As classrooms around the developing world begin to re-open, the U.N. World Food Programme is receiving US$119 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide school meals in five countries in Asia and Africa. “Yet again, USDA demonstrates real leadership in reaching school-age children in the developing world with…

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Coronavirus: World Food Programme (WFP) Guinea Country Brief

WFP distributed 630 mt of food to 12,172 vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 in Conakry in collaboration with the Agence nationale d’inclusion économique et sociale

In Numbers 199.536 mt of food assistance distributed USD 10.2 m six months (October 2020- March 2021) net funding requirements 18 251 people assisted in September 2020 Download Report: https://bit.ly/35XAaEJ Operational Updates Security situation • In Guinea, the presidential election is scheduled on 18 October 2020. Tensions remains high with…

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Coronavirus - Lesotho: European Union supports WFP’s cash assistance to people affected by drought and COVID-19 in Lesotho

The impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods and access to food has required WFP to expand into urban areas of Lesotho, which were historically more food secure

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the European Union’s (EU) contribution of €2.8 million (M55.5 million) to provide much needed relief assistance to the most vulnerable people in Lesotho affected by three consecutive years of drought and the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contribution is part…

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Coronavirus: World Food Programme (WFP) Republic of Congo Country Brief

As part of the Global Partnership for Education funding for the COVID-19 response, from October 2020, 22,000 students will benefit from local canteens in urban and periurban areas

In Numbers 463.7 mt of food assistance distributed USD 345,200 cash-based transfers made 44,900 people assisted In September 2020 Download Report: https://bit.ly/3lWGqDm Operational Updates In September 2020, for the first time, WFP bought 36 mt of cassava flour locally for the school feeding programme. This innovative purchase has been done…

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Coronavirus: New World Food Programme (WFP) report shows access to food grossly unequal as coronavirus adds to challenges

Seventeen of the top 20 countries featured in the index are in sub-Saharan Africa

A basic meal is far beyond the reach of millions of people in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic joins conflict, climate change and economic troubles in pushing up levels of hunger around the world, according to a new study released today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP’s…

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Coronavirus: World Food Programme (WFP) supports 75,000 food insecure people in Ghana to recover from socio-economic effects of coronavirus

The support is to address their food security and nutrition needs while they recover from the negative socio-economic effects of COVID-19 on their livelihoods

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extending its support to the national social protection programme in Ghana by providing cash transfers to 75,000 daily wage earners and smallholder farmers. The support is to address their food security and nutrition needs while they recover from the negative socio-economic effects…

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World Food Programme awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Humbling, moving recognition of the work of World Food Programme (WFP) staff who lay their lives on the line every day

Statement by WFP Executive Director David Beasley The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP) is a humbling, moving recognition of the work of WFP staff who lay their lives on the line every day to bring food and assistance for close to 100 million…

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Coronavirus - Namibia: European Union and World Food Programme (WFP) support Namibia's most vulnerable people affected by COVID-19

The onset of COVID-19 early this year and the implementation of measures to curb its spread worsened the food security situation in Namibia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €2million (N$40 million) from the European Union (EU), which will help WFP deliver critical food assistance to 30,000 vulnerable people in Namibia affected by COVID-19 and drought. The EU funding will support severely food insecure communities living in informal…

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Coronavirus: World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa COVID-19 Situation Report #4

On average, the increase has slowed down compared to the earlier phase of the pandemic

Highlights As of end of August, the West Africa region has reported 185,673 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 151,740 cases are recovered and 3,033 deaths reported. The number of active cases was thus less than 17 percent of the confirmed cases (i.e. 30,900 active cases). On average, the increase has…