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24 Apr 2018 description

Saving lives through SAFE cooking

WFP works to ensure that the food assistance provided can be consumed as safely and nutritiously as possible. While cooking may be thought of as a safe activity, in many circumstances, especially humanitarian and emergency settings, it poses serious risks to people’s well-being and their environment.

11 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Logistics Sector is sharing an Access Constraints map detailing road access through out Cox’s Bazar district, includingthe roads within the Kutapalong Camp. The map will be updated and shared via the Logistics Sector websiteand dedicated mailing list as frequently as needed to ensure information onphysical road access constraints within the Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilla’sis available to the humanitarian community.

28 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

  • Phase II of WFP’s emergency response is underway, and WFP requires a total of USD 280 million for a sustained response to meet the needs of the Rohingya refugees through the rest of the year.

  • WFP has started transitioning refugees from food assistance to cash-based transfers (CBT), and aims to transition all refugees to CBT by the end of the year.

  • Preparations are ongoing for the upcoming monsoon season, which is expected to have significant impacts on securing safer settlements, and WFP operations.

22 Mar 2018 description
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Mensajes claves

Mensajes claves

Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017

• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.

21 Mar 2018 description
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Messages clés

Messages clés

Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017

• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.

21 Mar 2018 description
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Key Messages - English version
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Key Messages - Arabic version

Key messages

Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017

• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.

16 Mar 2018 description

**COX's BAZAR –With monsoon rains on their way, the World Food Programme (WFP) urgently needs more funding to continue providing food assistance Rohingya refugees and local Bangladeshis living in the Cox’s Bazar area close to the border with Myanmar. **

“WFP is providing vital food supplies to people who have lost everything and working closely with partners to reduce the risks of the oncoming rainy season - by improving access to the mega camp via foot trails and feeder roads, improving drainage channels and stabilising slopes,” said WFP Emergency Coordinator Peter Guest.

15 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) Services for Communities (S4C) advisor conducted a 10-day mission in Cox’s Bazar to collaborate with the Communicating with Communities (CwC) Working Group (WG) on three inter-agency projects.

  • A telecommunications specialist from WFP’s Fast IT, Telecommunications and Coordination Support Services Team (FITTEST) deployed to Bangladesh to lead the upgrade of the common security telecommunications network in Cox’s Bazar to meet the needs of humanitarian responders.

14 Mar 2018 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

02 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An updated Logistics Sector Concept of Operations (ConOps) has been approved by stakeholders and published online.

  • Meeting Minutes and the Logistics Sector ConOps are now available in Bangla, as well as English.

  • The Sector-storage service(s) provided by WFP at Lambasia are partially operational: two MSUs (10x32m) and eight shipping containers (see below “operations support equipment”) are set up on-site.

23 Feb 2018 description

Nay Pyi Taw, 22 February 2018:  Representatives of the Governments of Japan and Myanmar and seven United Nations agencies signed today agreements totaling US$ 20 million to implement a number of humanitarian and development projects benefitting people of all communities in Rakhine State.

“This partnership demonstrates the commitment of the international community to help find and implement solutions to the situation in Rakhine State,” said Knut Ostby, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in Myanmar.

14 Feb 2018 description

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has restated the organization’s commitment to providing food assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Meeting with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, in Rome on Monday, Beasley thanked her Government for its support to people fleeing violence in Myanmar.

08 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) is assisting the Communicating with Communities (CwC) Working Group with initiatives to complement the existing set up of the information centres in refugee camps and to expand the coverage of a community radio in Teknaf.

  • As part of the Joint Response Plan (JRP) exercise, the ETS identified its priorities for 2018 and revised its funding requirements accordingly.