News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

School Meals
2 March 2015

Canada Supports Schools Meals In Egypt Helping Host Community & Syrian Refugees

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to the government of Canada for its donation of CAD$10 million (US$ 8 million) to support WFP school feeding for children of Syrian refugees alongside Egyptian children.

27 February 2015

Support From USA, Australia Allows WFP To Resume Full Food Rations For Refugees In Uganda

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that new contributions from the United States and Australia will enable the agency to resume distribution of full-size food rations to all refugees in Uganda.

27 February 2015

WFP Executive Director Visits Chile To Highlight Cooperation On Emergency Preparedness And Nutrition

SANTIAGO DE CHILE. –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, begins a one-day official visit to Chile tomorrow, when she will meet high-level Chilean officials and participate in an international event to celebrate women’s achievements.
26 February 2015

WFP Executive Director Visits Peru To Highlight Cooperation For Food Security And Nutrition

LIMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, will make an official visit to Peru on 26 February 2015 for high-level meetings on strengthening cooperation and technical exchanges on food security and nutrition.

25 February 2015

UN Agencies In Algeria Urge Continued Food Assistance To Refugees From Western Sahara

ALGIERS – The World Food Programme (WFP) and other UN agencies appealed today to donors to support the food needs of refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria, warning of insufficient funding to cover their needs in the second half of this year.

25 February 2015

World Food Programme Resumes Food Distributions In Diffa Region, Niger

Niamey - WFP has resumed providing food assistance to refugees and displaced people in the Diffa region of Niger, near the Nigerian border, after security concerns forced a temporary suspension of food distributions.

23 February 2015

Winners Announced In WFP-EU Photo Competition, Shining Spotlight On The Central Role Of The ‘Family Meal’

BRUSSELS – The winners of a photo competition judged by chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver, which was launched to raise awareness of the importance of ‘the family meal’ and its role in achieving Zero Hunger, were announced today by Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides.

19 February 2015

World Food Programme Requires Additional Funding To Continue Assistance In Flood-Hit Areas Of Malawi

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and humanitarian partners has provided the first round of emergency food assistance to more than 288,000 flood-affected people.
19 February 2015

WFP Scales Up Food Assistance In Ukraine To People Displaced And Trapped By Fighting

KIEV – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to feed close to 190,000 vulnerable people displaced by the conflict and civilians trapped near the frontlines.

Responding to Emergencies
17 February 2015

WFP Grateful For Additional Support From U.S. Government For South Sudan’s Hungry

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$165.5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to feed hungry people in South Sudan.


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