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In a year of deepening hunger, World Food Programme (WFP) reaches a record 5 million people in Democratic Republic of Congo

Assistance was provided in the form of commodities and cash, and specially fortified foods for the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition

With widening violence, largescale displacement, poor harvests and endemic poverty nearly doubling the number of acutely food insecure people in DRC this year to 13.1 million, the World Food Programme (WFP) significantly expanded its operations, reaching a record 5 million, a twofold increase from 2017. Building on a surge in…

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Vital UN Air Service risks being grounded in Central African Republic due to funding shortages

Over half of the country’s population (2.9 million people) remain in need of humanitarian assistance

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) that enables aid workers to deploy to reach tens of thousands of people in need in the Central African Republic (CAR) is at risk of shutting down due to a shortage of funds, the World Food Programme (WFP) that manages the service warned…

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WFP celebrates 50 years in Egypt with launch of Knowledge-Sharing Partnership with Government

The agreement allows for WFP and the Government to share and expand its expertise on interventions in areas such as water management, nutrition, diversification of livelihoods and increased agricultural productivity

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Egypt, the Egyptian Government and WFP yesterday signed an agreement to benefit neighbouring and African countries through the exchange of knowledge and expertise  in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the goal of Zero Hunger.…

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Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), World Food Programme (WFP) form partnership to address food insecurity, rising malnutrition in Kampala

Daloum said the new partnership will assist Uganda in working to achieve key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today entered a partnership to tackle food insecurity and rising levels of malnutrition in Kampala district. KCCA’s Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi and WFP’s Country Director, El Khidir Daloum, signed the partnership agreement at the City Hall, announcing…

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World Food Programme (WFP) and Cote D’ivoire create Centre of Excellence Against Hunger

The Centre, which will be based in Abidjan, will draw upon the expertise of World Food Programme (WFP), and the specific strengths of Cote d’Ivoire and other countries in the region in family farming, postharvest loss management, malnutrition control, convergence of nutrition, community resilience and social protection

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the creation of a Centre of Excellence Against Hunger and Malnutrition in West and Central Africa. It will serve as an enhanced knowledge management repository of best practices that contribute…

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World Food Programme Launches food assistance for Ebola affected people in Democratic Republic of Congo

A projected 1,000 people are to be immediately assisted

Distributions of World Food Programme rations have begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Ebola-hit Equateur Province as part of an effort to support those directly affected by the latest outbreak of the deadly virus and limit risky population movements. Families of Ebola patients discharged from treatment centres, and…

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World Food Programme Statement on United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) Accident in Remote Area of Democratic Republic of Congo

World Food Programme Statement on United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) Accident in Remote Area of Democratic Republic of Congo:  A Cessna Caravan airplane operated by the WFP-run United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) was involved in an accident today on take-off from a remote airstrip in Kamonia in the…

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World Food Programme and Government of Egypt Launch Partnership to Improve Food Security for the Most Vulnerable

Under the agreement signed, WFP will assist the government in identifying key areas where improvements can be made to national supply chains

The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (MoSIT) last week signed a five-year agreement to strengthen social safety nets in support of the food and nutrition needs of the most vulnerable. Under the agreement signed, WFP will assist the government in identifying key areas…

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African Smallholder Farmers Get Insurance Payouts of US$ 1.5 Million after Low Rainfall

The pay-out enables nearly 30,000 farming households to cover immediate needs including the purchase of food and payment of children’s school fees

Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4). Farmers participating in R4 – launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Oxfam America in…

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World Food Programme Calls for More Investment in School Meals by West African Governments

WFP’s regional school meals programme, which aims to assist about 2.7 million children this year, faces a US$60 million funding gap

The United Nations World Food Programme today (March 1, 2018) urged governments in West Africa to invest more money in school meal programmes so these can act as a catalyst for improved economic and social welfare communities across the region. The call was made on African Day of School Feeding…