BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) today launched an online and mobile application to facilitate real-time management of disaster preparedness and response operations.
The Information Analysis and Management System (IAMS) application systemizes data collection and analysis of disasters. Thanks to DFID, the app was developed at a cost of US$110,000 as part of WFP's core activities to enhance disaster risk management and build people’s resilience to shocks in the Kyrgyz Republic.
KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the United Kingdom for recent contributions amounting to more than US$21 million to support WFP’s food assistance programmes in Uganda, noting that the funds are already making a difference for people in Karamoja and for refugees.
The UK government provided US$12.4 million for community-based projects and nutrition assistance in Karamoja, and US$9.2 million to help WFP provide lifesaving food assistance for refugees.
DAR ES SALAAM – Thanks to a £1 million (US$1.3 million) contribution from Britain's Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed, in the short term, to avoid cutting rations destined for refugees in Tanzania.
WFP was about to cut rations in October for nearly a quarter of a million refugees, given its lack of funds for its refugee operations in Tanzania. Now – and for the time being at least – these operations can continue as normal.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 3 million from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) for its cash and voucher assistance programme supporting conflict-affected communities in Sudan.
To combat escalating malnutrition rates, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), is funding WFP and UNICEF to ensure comprehensive nutrition treatment services are available for children and pregnant/breastfeeding women at health facilities in 25 districts affected by the current food insecurity in Malawi. In districts with high incidences of HIV and tuberculosis (TB), malnutrition treatment services are also offered to malnourished adults.
SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began distributing food vouchers to assist close to 120,000 people living in Sana’a city with plans to reach one million people across Yemen in this way by the end of 2016.
The voucher scheme will speed up the delivery of food assistance in Yemen, enabling WFP to reach vulnerable people faster through a local retailer who will supply food commodities to families in exchange for WFP vouchers. This new form of assistance will also help revive commercial activities and markets in Yemen.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GB£2.2 million (approximately US$3.2 million) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) for the launch of a cash assistance programme in Sudan’s Darfur region.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today three generous contributions totalling GB£17.5 million (approximately US$26.5 million) from UK aid through the government of the United Kingdom to support WFP operations in Sudan.
The three contributions will help WFP assist South Sudanese people who have fled to Sudan, WFP’s cash and food vouchers programme in Darfur and the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).
KATHMANDU – Airlifts of food and other humanitarian items will continue to reach earthquake-affected people in Nepal, after Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom agreed to donate more than US$ 2.58 million to the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).
KATHMANDU – British Minister of State for International Development Right Honourable Desmond Swayne today toured the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu that is managed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The HSA was funded by the United Kingdom and allowed the free flow of humanitarian aid into Nepal immediately after the April earthquake.
DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.
By Kaitlin Grant — 26 March 2015
Thanks to contributions from development partners including UKaid through the Department for International Development (DFID), WFP has been able to rapidly deliver life-saving food assistance to victims of the 2015 floods in Malawi.
KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal have today inaugurated the country’s first Humanitarian Staging Area at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Bam Dev Gautam, was the chief guest at the ceremony, attended by 200 government officials and members of the humanitarian community. WFP Assistant Executive Director, Manoj Juneja, and Dr. Gail Marzetti, Head of DFID were also present as special guests.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 11.2 million (US$17.7 million) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.
KATHMANDU – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) has made a contribution of £2 million (NPR 328.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal to boost national capacity to respond to a major earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley.
“As the lead of the Logistics Cluster for the humanitarian community, WFP needs to be ready to provide the transportation and communications support to allow national and international aid actors to respond in the event of a major earthquake,” said Nicole Menage, WFP Representative in Nepal.
LILONGWE – The United Kingdom has contributed US$22 million (MWK 8.4 billion) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist Malawian families who are unable to meet their basic food needs. This contribution will enable WFP to provide food assistance to some 910,000 people for several months of the ‘lean season’, between now and March when the next harvest is due.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GB£19 million (approximately US$30.5 million) from the United Kingdom to assist the people displaced by conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region.
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of 3 million pounds Sterling (US$4.5 million) from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for vulnerable displaced communities in the highly volatile north-west of Pakistan.
ROME – Amid mounting concern about the deepening suffering caused by conflict in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution from the Government of the United Kingdom of £28.3 million (around US$43 million) that will help provide much-needed food assistance to tens of thousands of Syrians both inside and outside their country.
LILONGWE – The UK Government, through UKaid, has contributed US$7.8 million (£5 million pounds sterling) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help provide school meals to children in Malawi.
The contribution will benefit nearly 770,000 children in 683 primary schools in food-insecure districts of central and southern Malawi. It will also enable WFP to support more than 5,000 children in 35 Community-based Childcare Centres, and provide take-home rations for more than 24,000 girls and orphan boys in primary schools.