Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease
FAO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) will outline a strategy for the total eradication of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) by 2030 at a an international conference starting today in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d'Ivoire, where so-called goat plague was first diagnosed in the 1940s.
10 Facts About WFP's Fight Against Hunger in Nicaragua
A timeline of the top ten WFP operations in Nicaragua.
Vulnerable Afghans To Receive Saudi Arabian Dates For Ramadan
KABUL - Thousands of Afghan students and their families will be receiving dates in the coming months, thanks to a contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
How will peak in U.S. farm subsidies impact poor growers?
Between 1995 and 2012, U.S. farmers received $292.5 billion in government subsidies
Kuwait reassures citizens on strategic food stocks
YEMEN-SECURITY/KUWAIT-FOOD:Kuwait reassures citizens on strategic food stocks
Food Reaches All Cyclone-Affected Islands In Vanuatu
BANGKOK/PORT VILA- Two weeks after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, food has reached all 22 cyclone-affected islands for more than 160,000 people. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the government-led relief effort by organizing distributions, logistics services, and providing extra food to supplement government food packages where necessary.
Vanuatu: Picking Up The Pieces After Cyclone Pam
When Christine Manu saw the alert on her phone, she knew it meant trouble. It was time to grab her mother and daughter, and run. It's cyclone season in Vanuatu, and the government sends colour-coded messages through radio and mobile phones advising people the level of intensity.
UN And Government Of Sri Lanka Launch Multi-Sector Initiative Against Undernutrition
COLOMBO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a joint project in support of Government policy to fight undernutrition in Sri Lanka. The ‘Scaling Up Nutrition through Multi-Sector Approach' was launched on 18 March 2015 at the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine under the auspices of Honorable Dr. Rajith Senarathne, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, D. M. R. B. Dissanayke, Secretary to the Ministry, Ismail Omer, Representative and Country Director of WFP Sri Lanka and representatives from FAO.
Nepal Opens First Humanitarian Staging Area, Built With Government&UK Aid Support
KATHMANDU - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal have today inaugurated the country's first Humanitarian Staging Area at the Tribhuvan International Airport.