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18 Sep 2017 description
WFP’s regional programme faces a $76 million funding gap, with severe repercussions since the nutritious WFP-provided lunches and snacks are the only meal many youngsters eat all day.
17 Sep 2017 description
The first phase of WFP's emergency operation will begin immediately with the distribution of a monthly ration of rice and beans to 664,000 people living in the hardest-hit areas.
15 Sep 2017 description
This year’s "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have even reversed.
06 Sep 2017 description
An aircraft departs Dubai 7 September bound for Haiti carrying some 80 metric tons of emergency food supplies and other equipment on behalf of WFP, CARE and Catholic Relief Services.
28 Aug 2017 description
WFP has been forced to reduce food rations for 320,000 refugees in Mtendeli, Nduta and Nyarugusu Camps in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls.
24 Aug 2017 description
Through income-generating and agricultural-based activities, the 'Food Assistance for Assets' programme will also help improve household food security and increase the availability of nutritious foods.
23 Aug 2017 description
El estudio muestra una tendencia de personas jóvenes y personas más vulnerables de abandonar zonas de inseguridad alimentaria, especialmente en zonas secas en El Salvador, Guatemala, y Honduras.
22 Aug 2017 description
Many flood survivors have lost their homes, businesses, crops and livelihoods, and are now vulnerable to deteriorating food insecurity, lack of income and poverty.
16 Aug 2017 description
Hours after the mudslides around Freetown, WFP began distributing initial two-week rations of rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to some 7,500 people in the hardest-hit communities.
16 Aug 2017 description
Where safe access is possible, WFP plans to assist 25,000 displaced persons in Kasai Central and 17,000 people in the Kasai province in the coming days.
14 Aug 2017 description
Between June 2016 and June 2017, the number of people in “emergency” and “crisis” levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 4 and 3) – which precede “famine” levels – and requiring urgent food aid has risen to 7.7 million.
19 Jul 2017 description
WFP, the world’s largest international food assistance agency, has seen its costs spike by more than 140 percent over a seven-year period, from US$2.2 billion in 2009 to US$5.3 billion in 2015.
18 Jul 2017 description
New report estimates 6.9 million Syrians are still food insecure while another 5.6 million people are likely to become food insecure without the regular food assistance they receive every month.
13 Jul 2017 description
WFP operations in Cameroon, Chad, DRC and RoC are facing severe pipeline breaks, hampering life-saving assistance to 1.8 million people during the lean season.
12 Jul 2017 description
WFP has reached two areas in Raqqa governorate with food aid, using a new route that has allowed access for the first time in three years to Mansoura and other areas north of Raqqa city.
11 Jul 2017 description
The money will help WFP provide cash and food transfers to some 77,000 Mauritanians during the peak of the lean season and throughout September, and improve nutrition and livelihoods.
07 Jul 2017 description
DRC could save up to $383 million by 2025 if the prevalence of underweight children is reduced from 11 to 5 percent and if stunting (low growth for age) is reduced from 43 to 10 percent.
06 Jul 2017 description
Joint multi-year funding from Canada will help FAO, IFAD and WFP to build resilience and tackle food insecurity in parts of Somalia, Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
03 Jul 2017 description
Since April, some 31,000 refugees have arrived in Angola’s Lunda Norte province, fleeing violent attacks in the DRC’s Kasai region. The number of refugees could reach 50,000.
30 Jun 2017 description
Kenya is home to over 400,000 refugees mainly fleeing conflict in South Sudan and Somalia. Almost all refugees depend solely on WFP for food assistance.