News release

6 March 2014

EU, Austria and UN Food Agencies Are Backing Landmark Initiative

17 October 2013

DOLOW, SOMALIA – The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have joined forces with Somali authorities to encourage Somalis to eat more fish as a way to fight hunger in the Horn of Africa country.

14 October 2013

MOGADISHU/NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned a recently uncovered scam aimed at defrauding displaced people in Mogadishu, and urges residents of the Somali capital to beware of the illegal scheme.

Coping Strategies, Livelihoods, Droughts
16 October 2012

WFP and its partners are celebrating World Food Day (16 October) by reaffirming their commitment to help communities overcome hunger. In Somalia, WFP is working to address immediate food needs as well as to strengthen the longer-term resilience of vulnerable people, many of whom live in rural areas.

23 December 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today confirmed the deaths of two staff members and a colleague working for a cooperating partner organisation in Somalia, in an incident that illustrates the risks that humanitarian workers can face while working in one of the world’s most difficult and dangerous environments.

Ambassadors & Celebrities, Droughts
15 December 2011

Renowned recording artist Sami Yusuf is to donate the proceeds of a new single to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in support of humanitarian operations in the drought-hit Horn of Africa.

12 October 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today began the distribution of food assistance to hungry families in Somalia. The food was purchased using a US$16 million donation from China – the country’s largest single donation to WFP humanitarian operations.

30 August 2011

The delivery of food assistance to millions of hungry people in Somalia presents one of the most complex and dangerous challenges that humanitarian agencies face anywhere in the world.  All the humanitarian agencies working in this environment face risks.  There are risks to the safety of their staff, risks to their property, and risks to commodities being moved into the country– whether they are food, medicines, equipment or shelter material.

23 August 2011

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous contribution of US$50 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abduallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud that will be used to feed more than half a million Somalia children suffering from malnutrition.

22 August 2011

Beijing – The government of China has made its largest single donation to the work of the United Nations World Food Programme with US$16 million towards the agency’s famine relief operation in Somalia.