News release

17 February 2014

Geneva / Antananarivo - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) strengthens its programmes aimed to combat food insecurity in Madagascar, particularly through its relief and recovery operation in response to natural disasters.

9 October 2013

9 October 2013, Rome – As many as 4 million people in rural areas of Madagascar are food insecure following this year’s reduced harvest. Production of rice – the Indian Ocean island’s staple – and maize has been badly hit by erratic weather and a locust invasion. A further9.6 million people are at risk of food insecurity, say two United Nations agencies.

8 October 2013

Antananarivo -  The European Union has recently allocated a contribution of around 14 billion Ariary (US$5.96 million) towards the school feeding programme implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Education in the southern region of Madagascar. This funding will allow WFP to continue its food assistance, which had been partially scaled back during the 2012/2013 school year due to a funding shortfall.

21 November 2012

ANTANANARIVO - The World Food Programme in Madagascar issued an alert today, warning that it has been unable to pre-position sufficient quantities of relief food in critical cyclone-prone zones ahead of the cyclone season due to a lack of donor funding.

18 June 2012

KUALA LUMPUR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is grateful to the Naza Group of Companies for its support to the organisation’s nutrition work targeting mothers and their young children in Asia, as well as to the “One Child. One Life. One Chance” fundraising campaign, endorsed by WFP’s Malaysian celebrity advocate Marion Caunter.

16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.

2 September 2007

Floods across southern Africa are wreaking havoc for tens of thousands of people caught by rising water that has washed away crops, homes and claimed the lives of dozens of people, WFP has said.

3 August 2007

WFP has expressed deep concern over erratic weather patterns in southern Africa which have devastated harvest prospects for millions of people, and could spell yet another year of widespread food shortages.

24 April 2007

WFP has said it had started flying desperately needed food and other humanitarian supplies by helicopter to 20,000 people in northwestern Madagascar isolated after one of the worst cyclone seasons in years.