News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 April 2017

Australia Announces Funding To Improve Nutrition In Pakistan

The Australian Government today announced additional support worth one million dollars to the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Pakistan to improve nutrition, eliminate hunger and attain food security by fortifying food.
12 April 2017

WFP, RFMF, Navy And NDMO Host Training In Suva To Boost Radio Lifelines In Emergencies

SUVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in its role as lead of the Pacific Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), has joined with the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to support a High Frequency Radio Communication System training course. High Frequency (HF) radio is a technology that provides backup communications capability during emergencies when other communication systems may be down.

12 April 2017

WFP Launches New Emergency Operation In Yemen To Feed Millions On Brink Of Famine

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is scaling up its emergency food operations in Yemen to provide food assistance to up to 9 million people who urgently need food assistance in one of the world’s worst hunger crises.

10 April 2017

More Than Half Of Iraq’s Population At Risk Of Food Insecurity - Government - WFP Analysis

BAGHDAD – More than half of Iraqi families are at risk of food insecurity and can no longer absorb any further shocks such as conflict or increases in basic food prices, a joint WFP-Iraqi Government food security report said today.

10 April 2017

Japan Supports UN Humanitarian Air Service In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of US$1 million from Japan to the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan, which is managed by WFP.

7 April 2017

U.N. Agencies Commend Progress Made Against Child Malnutrition In Uganda, Urge Continued Action

KAMPALA – Four agencies from the United Nations Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) today congratulated Uganda for reducing the rate of stunting among its young children from 33 percent in 2011 to 29 percent in 2016.

7 April 2017

New Donor Funding Allows WFP To Resume Full Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps starting on 1 April.

5 April 2017

Japan Donates US$3.5 million to WFP for Emergency Needs in Northeast Nigeria

ABUJA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US $3.5 million contribution from the Government of Japan to provide desperately needed food assistance to tens of thousands of internally displaced people in Northeast Nigeria.

3 April 2017

WFP And Partners: New Five-Year Plan To End Hunger In Zimbabwe

HARARE – The World Food Programme (WFP), together with the Government of Zimbabwe, launched a five-year plan today to build resilience, end hunger and boost nutrition in country.

3 April 2017

WFP Reaffirms Its Commitment To Zero Hunger In Bangladesh

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2020 designed to strengthen and support the Government of Bangladesh in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of “Zero Hunger “by 2030.


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