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World Food Programme (WFP) halts distribution of super cereal while tests continue

As suspicion fell on Super Cereal as a possible cause or carrier of contamination, WFP acted swiftly, halting all distributions of the food first in Karamoja and then across Uganda

As a precautionary measure, the World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily halted distribution worldwide of a fortified blended food from one of its suppliers as tests continue to establish whether it is linked to outbreaks of illness in East Africa. According to medical centres and hospital records, three people died…

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Japan provides $1.25 million To UNICEF and WFP in response to Malawi floods

Japan’s contribution is following its immediate response through providing non-food items (NFIs) such as tents and blankets that arrived on March 22

The Government of Japan has provided a contribution of USD 1.25 million to respond to emergency needs in Malawi following Cyclone Idai. The contribution, provided to the World Food Programme, will support immediate food and cash-based transfer to flood-affected population and early recovery efforts, while the contribution to UNICEF will…

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World Food Programme reaches 1 million flood-affected people in Mozambique

World Food Programme (WFP) intends to assist a total of 1.7 million people requiring urgent food and nutrition support in the four most affected provinces (Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia)

One month on since Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique on March 14, the United Nations World Food Programme has reached one million people with food assistance and continues to expand its emergency response while launching recovery and reconstruction interventions. ‘’In the immediate aftermath of the cyclone, people were so very desperate.’’…

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World Food Programme Executive Director urges more funding for Cyclone-Hit Mozambique

Since the cyclone hit, WFP has provided food assistance to more than 150,000 people

At the end of a two-day visit to Mozambique, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, today said the international community must step up support to victims of the recent cyclone and flooding that have devastated large areas of the country. After arriving Tuesday in…

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Zimbabwe: EU supports deployment of helicopter to bring aid to communities affected by Cyclone Idai

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a €250,000 contribution (US$284,414) from the European Union to help provide urgently-needed logistical support to the humanitarian response in the wake of the cyclone that has devastated eastern Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. The funds, channelled through the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and…

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Government of Uganda (GoU), World Food Programme (WFP) investigate Super Cereal issue in Karamoja

The Ministry of Health received an alert through its surveillance teams on the ground in Karamoja about suspected food poisoning and began investigations

The Government of Uganda and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are investigating whether there is a connection between recent illnesses reported in two districts in Karamoja and Super Cereal, a fortified blended food distributed by WFP for prevention of malnutrition. On Tuesday, 12th, 2019, the Ministry of Health received…

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Working with Women and Girls accelerates progress towards Food Security

Reducing inequalities and removing barriers that exclude women from influencing development in all sectors advances food security

Putting women and girls front and centre in policy decisions and in programmes to tackle hunger and poverty is vital for reaching our goal of a Zero Hunger world by 2030. Reducing inequalities and removing barriers that exclude women from influencing development in all sectors advances food security. This year’s…

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Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates $500,000 for regional logistics base in Uganda for ebola readiness and response

The staging area will also support ongoing Ebola response in DRC to the extent required

The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, released today US$500,000 from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support the creation of a regional common logistics services staging area in Entebbe, Uganda, to strengthen Ebola readiness and response in the region. The new logistics centre, led by the World…

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World Food Programme (WFP) assists over 130,000 people hit by climate change in Burundi

In partnership with the Burundi Red Cross, WFP is distributing more than 1,000 metric tons of food – cereals, beans, iodised salt and vegetable oil to cover one month of needs

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency food assistance in response to the urgent needs of 134,000 people affected by severe food insecurity during the current harvest season in Burundi’s northern province of Kirundo. With a contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), WFP…

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Celebrating the fourth Africa Day of School Feeding with renewed commitment

The three-day event hosted by the African Union and the government of Cote d’Ivoire is an arena for governments to celebrate gains and confirm future plans for school feeding programmes across Africa

African leaders are gathering this week in Abidjan to celebrate Africa Day of School Feeding. The three-day event hosted by the African Union and the government of Cote d’Ivoire is an arena for governments to celebrate gains and confirm future plans for school feeding programmes across Africa. The UN World Food…