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Joint Statement on Mozambique by United Nations Regional Directors for Southern and Eastern Africa

The United Nations is deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian crisis and escalating violence forcing thousands to flee in Cabo Delgado province

Escalating conflict and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado has left communities completely reliant on humanitarian assistance. According to the Government, attacks by non-state groups have forced more than 565,000 people to flee their homes and villages, abandoning their crops and livelihoods. Last December, the United Nations Regional Directors…

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EU funding helps WFP address hunger challenges in Mozambique

Funding from the EU is also allowing WFP to develop life-changing innovations for longer-term climate resilience of communities in drought-prone districts of Gaza and Tete

A combined total of €7.6 million in funding from the European Union (EU) is helping the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) address the growing food needs in Mozambique driven by climate change, insecurity, displacement and the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also strengthening national capacity to respond…

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Humanitarian crisis looms in Southern Madagascar as drought and pandemic double number of hungry people

Some 1.35 million people are projected to be food insecure - 35% of the region’s population

Three consecutive years of drought coupled with a sharp recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic will leave a third of the population in Southern Madagascar struggling to put food on the table. With severe malnutrition rates continuing to spiral and many children forced to beg in order to help their…

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WFP provides food assistance for four hundred thousand affected by conflict in Cabo Delgado despite increased insecurity and limited funding

WFP is currently assisting up to 400,000 people in Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa provinces

Thousands are at risk from serious hunger and malnutrition in Cabo Delgado as humanitarian operations face shortage of US $108 million and the number of people forced to leave their homes has risen to 565,000, according to the Government of Mozambique. WFP is currently assisting up to 400,000 people in…

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Sweden contributes US$3.5 million to help WFP deliver food to people affected by conflict in northern Mozambique

The donation comes at a critical time; Cabo Delgado province has the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in Mozambique – with more than half of the children malnourished

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of SEK 30 million (US$3.5 million) from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to help meet the food and nutrition needs of people affected by the conflict in Cabo Delgado. WFP will be able to use this funding to help…

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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…