News release
29 April 2011

In a bid to help end vulnerability in the impoverished Karamoja region, WFP is investing more in support of livelihoods.

Refugees and IDPs
8 April 2011

Through its Feed the Future initiative, the United States is providing support to a region with chronic food shortages and life-threatening malnutriton.

2 April 2011

The number of hungry people in the Horn of Africa is growing and WFP aims to assist 5.2 million people as drought, rising food and fuel prices and conflict take their toll.  More and more people need help in the Horn and we’re now on high alert over the impact of the March to May long rains.

Procurement, Purchase for Progress
12 January 2011

Amount of locally-produced grain bought by WFP continues to rise - and Ugandan smallholders continue to benefit

11 January 2011

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the largest ever, one-off donation from the Government of Japan, amounting to US$ 196.6 million.  The donation will be used to provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to millions of the most vulnerable people in 20 countries in Asia and Africa and will also support logistics operations in eight countries where WFP is working.

13 September 2010

As funds run out a successful livelihoods programme faces an uncertain future in Karamoja.

Livelihoods, Emergencies
26 August 2010

A new Japanese donation promises to help WFP save lives and support livelihoods in the Karamoja region.

23 August 2010

Under WFP's new corporate strategy that prioritises nutrition in a bid to find more lasting solutions to hunger, this year record amounts will be spent in Uganda.

Purchase for Progress
27 July 2010

Many leaders at the African Union summit in Uganda are leading the way in bringing new energy and commitment to tackling hunger and malnutrition. And the African Union has declared its intent to build an Africa that ends hunger and empowers the continent to both feed itself, and ultimately to help feed the world.

20 July 2010

Rome – Josette Sheeran, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will begin a fact-finding visit this week to four African nations where the agency is undertaking the full spectrum of its humanitarian work ranging from emergency food assistance in Niger to distribution of cash and vouchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and support for small farmers in its Purchase for Progress initiative in Uganda.