WFP Grateful For Additional Support From U.S. Government For South Sudan's Hungry
JUBA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$165.5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to feed hungry people in South Sudan.
FAO provides urgent assistance to drought-stricken Cape Verde
The agreement is for $500,000 for urgent assistance to the Republic of Cabo Verde. The emergency intervention aims to assist 8,237 rural households which are most vulnerable to the impact of drought - Cabo Verde experienced 65 percent less rain in 2014 compared to the previous year.
Fleeing Violence: Nigerian Refugees Receive Solace And Support After A 10-Hour Boat Journey To Chad
They arrive tired, hungry and distressed. By boat. After a 10-hour journey across Lake Chad. They are mostly women and children. And they need help. WFP has been supporting refugees fleeing escalating violence in Nigeria in need of urgent assistance.
Switzerland Contributes US$1.9 Million To Fight Chronic Malnutrition In Rwanda
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has committed to further support the multi-sectoral programme aimed at fighting chronic malnutrition in the most food insecure districts of Nyamagabe and Rutsiro located in south and western provinces respectively. The four UN agencies involved in the SDC-supported project are the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and WFP.
WFP Intent On Continuing Yemen Operations Amid Growing Political And Security Crisis
SANA'A - As the political and security crisis in Yemen deepens, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is determined to continue its operations across the country despite clashes between rival factions, the president's resignation and demands in the south for secession.
WFP Assistance Helps Change Lives Across Kyrgyzstan
In 2014, WFP's food assistance supported rural development and education in the Kyrgyz Republic improving the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people. WFP-supported projects last year included reforestation in Jalal-Abad provinces, rehabilitating an irrigation canal in Osh, school feeding in Naryn and vegetable gardening in Issyk-Kul. Here are people from various locations across the Kyrgyz Republic who received assistance in 2014.
Small farmers hold the key to seed diversity - researchers
Farmers need support to preserve diversity of seed types that can help build resilience to pests or climate change
Footballer Ibrahimovic raises funds for hungry with chest "tattoos"
Using a footballer to draw attention to the plight of the hungry is instant success - but will it raise money?
Ebola-ravaged rural communities in Guinea to benefit from new food security initiatives
The funding is a much needed contribution towards building the resilience of communities whose already precarious situation of chronic food insecurity has been exacerbated by Ebola-related disruptions to farm labour, agricultural production and food markets.
Palestinian boy standing near burning tyres takes part in a protest calling for reconstruction of houses that witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, outside a United Nations food distribution center in Rafah
A Palestinian boy standing near burning tyres takes part in a protest calling for reconstruction of houses that witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, outside a United Nations food distribution center in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)