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$7.8 million (£5 million pounds sterling) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help provide school meals to children in Malawi.
The contribution will benefit nearly 770,000 children in 683 primary schools in food-insecure districts of central and southern Malawi. It will also enable WFP to support more than 5,000 children in 35 Community-based Childcare Centres, and provide take-home rations for more than 24,000 girls and orphan boys in primary schools.
LILONGWE – The Government of Malawi, along with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners, have started food distributions to assist those hit by crop failure and high food prices.
Emergency Operation (EMOP) No. 200339 Resourced: US$ 32 million Shortfall: US$ 27 million
In response to the current events in Syria, EMOP 200339 was launched to provide food assistance to affected populations living in areas that have been negatively impacted, directly or indirectly.
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