Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "WFP"

    How stoves are keeping women off danger in Borno

How stoves are keeping women off danger in Borno

BY PATRICK FULLER The World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing fuel-efficient stoves to families displaced by the conflict in the north-east to reduce the protection risks faced by women and girls, when they have to collect firewood from unsafe areas.In her short life, 16-year-old Hassana Ali has experienced the kind of hardship and suffering that no-one should have to endure. At [...]

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    Chinedu Moghalu appointed head of UN communications for Africa Risk Capacity

Chinedu Moghalu appointed head of UN communications for Africa Risk Capacity

Nigeria’s Chinedu Moghalu has been appointed the head, communications and advocacy, for the Africa Risk Capacity (ARC)/United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).A statement released by the African Risk Capacity (ARC) said Moghalu would be leading efforts to ensure that its work in responding to the challenges of climate change and natural disaster risk management is strategically communicated to the member [...]

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    5.8 million Nigerians ‘may face acute food shortage’

5.8 million Nigerians ‘may face acute food shortage’

Global food agencies have warned of a possible food shortage that could affect 5.8 million people in 16 northern states and the federal capital territory (FCT).The agencies include the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP).The warning was issued on Thursday in Abuja at the presentation of the results of the March 2018 Cadre Harmonisé (CH) [...]

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    ‘Only Boko Haram fighters died in Borno attack’ — Army contradicts WFP

‘Only Boko Haram fighters died in Borno attack’ — Army contradicts WFP

The Nigerian Army says six Boko Haram members were killed in an attack against the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) trucks in Ngala, Borno state.According to them, no innocent person was killed during the attack.Jane Howard, spokeswoman for WFP, had said four people, including the driver of a WFP-hired truck and a driver’s assistant, were killed in the incident.However, [...]

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    Four killed as Boko Haram attacks UN team in Borno

Four killed as Boko Haram attacks UN team in Borno

Four persons were killed and food trucks hijacked when suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy in Ngala, Borno state.The attack, which happened during the weekend, is the latest in the region as the conflict with Boko Haram nears its ninth year.“WFP can confirm that a convoy escorted by the Nigerian military including [...]

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    FG donates 5,000 metric tons of rice to World Food Programme

FG donates 5,000 metric tons of rice to World Food Programme

The federal government of Nigeria has donated 5,000 metric tons of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).According to WFP, this will help feed nearly half-a-million internally displaced people in the conflict-ravaged northeast of the country, where the threat of famine endures.WFP added that it had already begun moving the first batch of donated rice – and expects [...]

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    China boosts welfare of north-east IDPs with $5m

China boosts welfare of north-east IDPs with $5m

Zhou Pingjian, Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, says his government has aided the World Food Programme (WFP) with $5 million to boost humanitarian support of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east.Speaking in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Monday, Pingjian said his government also committed an additional $7.23 million worth of emergency food assistance for IDPs, which would last until June.The ambassador said [...]

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