Hunger in the news

6 February 2013

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in January completed a pilot project to give cash to more than 7,000 economically vulnerable residents of the Ayni District in Sughd Oblast. (..) "The WFP tries to help families in the winter when income from seasonal work and cash remittances from abroad diminish greatly," said Alzira Ferreira, the WFP Tajikistan country director.

2 August 2011

Impoverished Central Asian state Tajikistan faces the greatest threat of food insecurity in the region, a recent report authored by the World Food Program (WFP) stated.

16 March 2011

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is helping Tajikistan build a national school feeding program. This is a major step toward eradicating child hunger and poverty in the country. Right now, funding is a major issue with WFP facing a $2.7 million shortage for 2011. The World Food Programme relies on voluntary donations from the international community.

20 November 2010

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) plans to launch in January 2011 an ambitious aid programme for Tajik tuberculosis (TB) patients, according to a WFP statement published November 17 by The WFP will begin a three-year, US $7m campaign of giving wheat flour, vegetable oil, split peas and salt to every TB patient registered in the Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) programme. Family members will also receive food if their primary income source is too sick to work.

17 November 2010

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will launch an important new phase of life-saving food assistance to Tuberculosis (TB) patients in Tajikistan, along with their family members, with the goal of building on past successes in increasing cure rates and lowering death rates from the disease, according to the WFP CO in Tajikistan.

3 September 2010

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new school feeding project to provide nearly 370,000 poor children in rural primary schools with a daily nourishing meal, According to the WFP CO in Tajikistan. (..) “WFP is committed to giving critical support to children who will become the future citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan,” said WFP Country Director Alzira Ferreira. “For over 40 years, WFP school feeding has been proven to give children the boost they need to go to school every day and concentrate on their learning process.”

21 April 2010

The Food Security Monitoring System of the World Food Programme (WFP) reports that overall food insecurity has slightly worsened in the first quarter of 2010, leaving over one-third of the rural population in Tajikistan food-insecure, the REACT (Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team).

8 April 2010

In a novel track in the battle against global warming, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has given 800 poor families in Tajikistan thousands of seedlings to plant not only to provide fruit, but to offset the carbon footprint of vehicles used in the agency's food aid work.

24 September 2009

Some 390,000 people in Tajikistan, about 9 per cent of the rural population, face severe food shortages due to both chronic vulnerability and the impact of this spring’s floods (..). “The economic crisis, resulting in loss of employment and a decrease in remittances, has also hampered households’ access to food,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said following a food security survey conducted by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

27 July 2009

Over the first six months of this year, Sughd province has received 1.74 million US dollars worth of humanitarian aid, which is 2.34 US dollars, or 57.38 percent, fewer than in the same period of last year (..). “Humanitarian aid has come to the province mainly through the UN World food Program (WFP), German Agro Action (GAA) as well as local non-governmental organizations Sogdiana-777 (Chkalovsk), Shulai Umed (Panjakent) and some others”.