News release
24 June 2010

As WFP in Uganda launches a livelihoods programme to help find lasting solutions to hunger in the Karamoja region, Japan, Spain, Italy and Norway donate US$5.2million.

Food for Assets
13 April 2010

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is changing the way it does business in Uganda’s drought-prone Karamoja region, with the launch of an emergency operation next week, alongside a new programme designed to better address the underlying causes of food shortages and malnutrition.

Climate Change
16 December 2009

COPENHAGEN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a pilot project to provide fuel-efficient stoves to women in Sudan and Uganda, to reduce the risk of violence they run while gathering firewood and at the same time protect the environment.

24 November 2009

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous donation of R3 million (US$400,000) from the Government of South Africa, which will help the agency to feed thousands of hungry families in the Horn of Africa region.

19 November 2009

ROME – Spain’s Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Soraya Rodriguez Ramos, today announced a donation of €75 million (US$112m) to the United Nations World Food Programme in response to the critical hunger situation in the Horn of Africa.

3 July 2008

The award-winning Internet word game FreeRice has revealed a surprising staying power as a web phenomenon and six months after its birth has now generated 21 billion grains of rice for the world’s hungry.

23 January 2008

A record 80 percent of the food purchased for cash last year by the world’s largest humanitarian organisation – a total of 2.1 million metric tons valued at more than US$760 million – was bought in developing countries from Afghanistan to Zambia.

29 October 2007

Philanthropist and environmentalist Howard G. Buffett will be appointed today as the UN World Food Programme’s newest Ambassador Against Hunger.