Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir are very satisfied with the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP). WFP is one of Belgium's privileged humanitarian partners in order to respond quickly and efficiently in crisis situations. "Belgium has provided a record amount of 26.3 million euros in aid to the Nobel Prize Laureate for 2020," says Meryame Kitir.
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09 OctPress release
27 JunPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today met with David Beasley, the new Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). WFP is, by volume, the second most important multilateral partner organization of the Belgian humanitarian assistance. In 2016, Belgium contributed more than 25 million euros to WFP projects supporting nearly eight million people in eight countries. Last week, Minister De Croo and the World Food Program, made a visit to South Sudan which is heavily affected by famine.
03 FebPress release
The United Nations World Food Programme and Government of Belgium are launching an initiative to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, widely known as drones) in humanitarian emergencies.