Germany Contributes €25.5 Million To WFP’s Emergency Response In Lake Chad Basin

Dakar, 1 June 2017 – Germany has contributed €25.5 million (US$28.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist more than 710,000 hungry people in the four-nation Lake Chad Basin region that is battling a Boko Haram insurgency.

First Regular Session of the WFP Executive Board - Germany invites to Side Event

Rome, 20 - 23 February 2017 - On the occasion of the First Regular Session of the WFP Executive Board, a special side event hosted by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany will take place on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 from 13:00 – 14:30 in the WFP Headquarter Forum in Rome.

Humanitarian assistance for Sahel

New contribution record

Germany’s support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reached an all-time record in 2016 of €791.5 million. Of this amount, the largest single contribution ever to a WFP operation – €570 million – went to Syria and neighbouring countries, helping to restore food assistance to nearly six million of the most vulnerable people in this region last year.   In addition, the German Government boosted WFP preparedness, resilience, nutrition and innovation programmes through increased multi-year investments.