On the Ground in South Sudan: Delivering Humanitarian and Food Assistance Against the Odds

Over one and one-half million people have been displaced inside South Sudan, to escape the fighting; over 100,000 people have sought refuge on United Nations compounds. An additional 500,000 people have fled the country and are refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. Despite the herculean efforts of WFP, neighboring countries, and the humanitarian community, …

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Assistance Supports Dignity for Syrian Refugees, Markets for Jordan

Jordan, a relatively small country of 6.5 million people, has welcomed more than 620,000 Syrian refugees since 2011 (Jordan also hosts Palestinian and Iraqi refugees). This statistic only includes registered refugees, although many thousands more are believed to have entered Jordan without registering. This is equivalent to 27 million people entering the United States, more …

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U.S. Statement at the World Food Program – Executive Board First Regular Session February 18-19, 2013

Thank you, Mr. President. I’d like to begin by congratulating you, along with the newly elected members of the Executive Board Bureau.  The United States looks forward to working closely with all of you to strengthen the World Food Program and collectively advance our efforts against hunger. This morning the United States would like to …

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