News release

13 November 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that more than 1.5 million vulnerable people are at risk of continued food insecurity well into 2013, following a series of weather emergencies in the past six months: a drought, followed by tropical storm Isaac and hurricane Sandy.

13 June 2012

PORT AU PRINCE – On her first trip to Haiti as the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, confirmed WFP’s commitment to support Haiti in finding sustainable solutions to hunger and malnutrition.

12 January 2012

Two years after the Haiti earthquake, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), with the government and partners, has made significant progress to improve food security. A lot remains to be done and each month, WFP continues to provide food assistance to 1.5 million people.

Capacity Building, School Meals
7 November 2011

The Centre of Excellence, located in the capital city of Brasilia, will assist governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America by drawing upon the expertise of WFP and Brazil in the fight against hunger, while promoting sustainable school feeding models and other food and nutrition safety nets from across the world.

School Meals
3 October 2011

Port-au-Prince – At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are renewing their commitment to support the country’s efforts in the field of education.

Earthquakes, Emergencies, Food Prices, Food Security Analysis, Nutrition
14 September 2011

At the end of a 3-day visit to Haiti, Gemmo Lodesani, the World Food Programme’s newly appointed Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean expressed concerns about the food security situation in the country.

4 August 2011

 Port-au-Prince –As Haitians brace for tropical storm Emily the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has prepositioned life-saving food supplies across the most vulnerable areas of the country and is on standby to begin emergency food distributions if needed. 

Ambassadors & Celebrities
13 April 2011

Rome - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the internationally acclaimed Malian singers Amadou & Mariam as WFP Ambassadors against Hunger for the European Union.

11 January 2011

Almost one year ago, the ground began shaking in Haiti and the lives of millions were changed forever.  What came after the quake was a disaster that stretched WFP’s humanitarian expertise to the limit, challenged our response through its complexity and daunted us with the sheer scale of its impact on the Haitian people.

7 November 2010

PORT AU PRINCE – In the aftermath of Hurricane Tomas, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working closely with the Haitian authorities and other partners to distribute high-energy biscuits and ready-to-eat meals (MREs) to thousands of people who had taken refuge in schools and churches in the south-west of the country.  In some of the most storm-affected, such as Jeremie, distributions began within hours of the first heavy rains.