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20 Jul 2016 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €10 million (approximately US$11.1 million) from the Government of Germany to support nearly 350,000 people in the eastern Sudan state of Kassala.

WFP will use the funds to provide food assistance to more than 88,400 refugees, migrants and asylum seekers from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia as well as members of their host communities, through general food distributions and food vouchers for one year.

30 Jul 2015 description


· The current growing season (May-October 2015) in the Greater Horn of Africa is unfolding under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015.

· In Ethiopia the first (Belg) season was affected by a severe drought leading to poor crop production and pasture. This has stressed households at the onset of the main season (Meher) covering June to October.

17 Mar 2008 description

YOKOHAMA -The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a generous aid package totalling US$51.24 million from the Japanese Government to assist refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups in 19 countries in Africa and Asia.

Ninety percent of the total package, US$46.24 million, is allocated to 18 African countries:

Sudan (US$6.5 million), Democratic Republic of Congo (US$5 million), Uganda (US$3.5 million), Chad (US$3 million), Côte d'Ivoire (US$3 million), Burundi (US$3 million), Zambia (US$3 million), Somalia (US$3 million), Zimbabwe (US$3 …

10 Aug 2007 description

Emmanuel Jal , one of the hottest rappers to come out of Africa, is a former child soldier from southern Sudan who uses his talent and fame to give a voice to the hungry poor, especially the children, in Africa.

"When I make music, I keep in mind some hungry tots ... that's what makes my music, my music. I put my hunger into my music." - Emmanuel Jal

Jal's childhood was shaped by conflict in his homeland that propelled him and thousands of other young boys on a long and dangerous journey through war, pestilence and famine in Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya.

29 Apr 2007 description

ROME - Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a fait des progrès considérables dans la réduction de la malnutrition en Ethiopie, au Soudan et au Tchad mais ces avancées pourraient être compromises par des conditions de sécurité aléatoires, a déclaré la Directrice exécutive du PAM Josette Sheeran aujourd'hui.

Mme Sheeran, qui s'est exprimée au terme d'une visite dans ces trois pays, s'est dite encouragée par les progrès qu'elle a pu constater sur le terrain, mais a souligné que des améliorations durables demandaient un investissement à long terme …

08 Feb 2007 description

ROME - As crises across Africa continue to dominate the humanitarian agenda, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warmly welcomed a contribution from Turkey of US$ 2 million, for its operations in eight countries where millions face daily food shortages due to drought, floods, disease or conflict.

From Turkey's US$ 2 million donation, US$400,000 will go to Chad, where WFP is currently providing support to over 220,000 refugees from Darfur in neighbouring Sudan as well as some 57,000 Chadians who have been displaced by conflict in the border area. Part of the donation …

13 Sep 2005 description

Rome, 13 September 2005 - At the 2005 World Summit on 14-16 September, more than 170 heads of state will meet at UN headquarters in New York to discuss what the world needs to do to achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.