News release

3 December 2014

PHNOM PENH – Cambodia has made significant progress in tackling poverty, but much work still remains to be done to beat hunger and malnutrition as the country aims to become a lower middle income country in the next few years. This was the conclusion of a study by the Cambodia Development Research Institute (CDRI), an independent think tank, undertaken with support from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) under the guidance of the Council for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) and senior national experts.

15 October 2014

PHNOM PENH – A recent study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), PATH and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) has shown that children in Cambodia are less prone to fever and diarrhoea and score higher on cognitive tests after six months of regularly eating fortified rice.

10 June 2014

PHNOM PENH – H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, has visited schools supported by WFP school feeding programmes in Kampong Cham and Kampon Thom provinces. He was accompanied by WFP Country Director and Representative Gianpietro Bordignon, and United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jeff Daigle.

School Meals
22 October 2013

WASHINGTON – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded US$81 million in food commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support meals in the classroom for children in the developing world.

18 October 2013

PHNOM PEN - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts. 

8 October 2013

Phnom Penh – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Cambodia has welcomed a commitment of US$ 20 million over the next three years for its school feeding programmes from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). >

8 November 2012

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Seattle, USA – PATH, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) announced today a three-way partnership to test the impact of fortifying the rice distributed through food assistance programs in Cambodia using PATH’s Ultra Rice® fortification technology, a means for bridging micronutrient deficiencies and preventing malnutrition in rice-consuming communities.

24 February 2012

PHNOM PENH – Close to 5,000 poor families are receiving cash scholarships this school year in Cambodia under a pilot scholarship programme launched by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and the UN World Food Programme.

4 November 2011

“Cambodia’s worst floods in more than a decade have forced people from their homes and destroyed their crops. Now, with the price of rice on the rise, the poorest households face the prospect of not having enough to eat. Food support is needed now, and will be needed in the months ahead, as people recover from this disaster.”
WFP Cambodia Country Director, Jean-Pierre de Margerie

13 September 2011

BEIJING - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has forged its first strategic partnership with a Chinese private sector firm and its foundation, teaming up with internet company Tencent to fight global hunger.