News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

30 June 2016

To Reduce El Niño's Impact On Central America's Dry Corridor, Build Resilience And Invest In Sustainable Agriculture

UN meeting urges long-term development action for food security, safeguarding livelihoods

29 June 2016

Unprecedented Level Of Food Insecurity In South Sudan, UN Agencies Warn

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

28 June 2016

Germany Supports WFP In Tackling Undernutrition In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €15 million (approximately US$16.9 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to help WFP treat and prevent moderate malnutrition among more than 660,000 children under five, and pregnant and nursing mothers.

27 June 2016

Syrian Farmers In Tartous Revive Tomato Harvest With Support From WFP And FAO

DAMASCUS – Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the year with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Responding to Emergencies
27 June 2016

WFP Alarmed At Dire Conditions For More Than 85,000 People Who Have Fled Fallujah

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is very concerned about the extremely dire conditions for more than 85,000 people who have fled the besieged city of Fallujah and its surroundings in Iraq’s Anbar governorate over the last month.

23 June 2016

Sweden Supports United Nations Humanitarian Air Service In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Sweden to support the WFP-operated United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan.

22 June 2016

WFP Launches Emergency Operation For Egyptian Returnees From Libya

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a three month emergency operation to support Egyptian returnees from Libya with much needed food assistance.


21 June 2016

In Rwanda, Research Finds Cash Assistance For Refugees Boosts Local Economy For Nearby Communities

NAIROBI – A new study conducted in Rwanda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees has a positive impact on the economies of surrounding host communities, and this impact is significantly greater when refugees receive cash transfers rather than food rations to meet their monthly food needs.

21 June 2016

Severe Food Insecurity Widespread In Yemen

Situation expected to deteriorate if fighting continues – over half of the population living in crisis

20 June 2016

ShareTheMeal Launches New Goal Following Overwhelming Ramadan Support

ROME – The World Food Programme’s (WFP) ShareTheMeal app reached its goal of providing food for a full year to 1,400 Syrian refugee children in Beirut, Lebanon, in just seven weeks. This was possible in large part because of overwhelming support from 20,000 users who gave at the start of Ramadan through the app’s new Arabic language version.


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