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Kenya, UN, WFP ink deal to boost climate action

Ukur Yatani

Kenya, World Food Programme (WFP) and UN food-assistance branch, on Thursday, September 9, 2021 signed a partnership agreement to jointly implement the government-financing locally-led climate action programme. Ukur Yatani, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning The programme seeks to strengthen local resilience to the impact of climate change by building capacity to plan, budget, implement, monitor, and report ...

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WFP, FAO identify 23 countries as ‘highest alert’ hunger hotspots

David Beasley

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) say in the next four months, conflict, COVID-19 and the climate crisis are likely to increase hunger in 23 countries. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Ms Eri Kaneko, the Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, António Guterres, said this while briefing correspondents at the ...

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WHO, WFP inaugurate innovative project on emergency health facilities

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a new project to improve emergency response to health crises. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images In a joint statement posted on WHO website, the UN agencies said the project, called INITIATE2, would ...

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WFP welcomes $5.3m from U.S. for refugee food assistance in Rwanda

David Beasley

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday, June 24, 2021 received $5.3 million from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to provide humanitarian food assistance to refugees. The food assistance is in the form of cash transfers to over 104,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees in camps across Rwanda. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) ...

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UN World Food Programme sounds alarm amid Madagascar hunger crisis

David Beasley

The head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 warned of the starvation in Madagascar as he exhorted the international community to come to the island’s aid. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive director, David Beasley, said in a statement while visiting the region that thousands of people were on ...

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UN food agency signals alarm as drought threatens Madagascar

Madagascar

More than 1 million people are facing malnourishment in southern Madagascar as the country suffers its worst drought in 40 years, according to the World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday, May 7, 2021. Drought in Madagascar The crisis has seen numerous children suffering from chronic nutritional shortfalls, often requiring medical assistance. Noting that the problem could soon grow worse, the WFP said ...

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Africa not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030 – FAO

Abebe Haile-Gabriel

Africa is not on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030, Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel, told a meeting reviewing progress made by the continent towards attaining that goal so far. Abebe Haile-Gabriel Co-organised by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Government of the ...

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WFP says short of $180m for Zimbabwe’s food relief programme

Emmerson Mnangagwa

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 it was facing a funding gap of $180 million for Zimbabwe’s humanitarian assistance programme. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe WFP Zimbabwe Representative and Country Director, Francesca Erdelmann, said this year had been particularly tough for the donor community due to the impact of COVID-19. “For our portfolio in ...

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UN’s World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

David Beasley

The United Nations food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize was announced on Friday at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) in Oslo ...

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Conflict-hit Nigerian families living under COVID-19 lockdowns on ‘life-support’

Sadiya Farouq

Help and funding are needed urgently for millions of people in Nigeria who have been hit severely by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including conflict-hit communities “on life-support” in the north-east, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq More than $182 million is needed to sustain lifesaving ...

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