News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

ED - E.Cousin
20 November 2013

WFP Executive Director Visiting India To Hold High-Level Governmental Meetings

ROME/NEW DELHI – The UN World Food Programme’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has arrived in New Delhi for a 2-day visit to India. Her trip to the capital will focus on WFP-supported local solutions that are helping battle malnutrition.

Responding to Emergencies
19 November 2013

WFP And The Armenian Ministry Of Diaspora To Provide Emergency Food Assistance To Syrian Armenians

YEREVAN – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) began this week providing assistance to 5,000 Syrian Armenians displaced from Syria who have sought protection in Armenia. The 6-month-assistance project is funded the government of the Russian Federation.

For Companies
19 November 2013

Vodafone Continues Its Support To WFP’s School Feeding Programme Upper Egypt

CAIRO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a contribution of one million US dollars from Vodafone Egypt Foundation that will benefit thousands of children, their families and teachers through WFP’s school feeding programme in Upper Egypt.
Cash and Vouchers
19 November 2013

WFP Introduces Cash Transfers To Assist Food-Insecure Households In Yemen

SANA’A – In the first large-scale operation of its kind in Yemen, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) began this month providing cash transfers to 57,000 households in Taiz and Ibb governorates to help people supplement their food consumption.

18 November 2013

UK Supports WFP’s Innovative Help For Displaced People In Darfur

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GB£19 million (approximately US$30.5 million) from the United Kingdom to assist the people displaced by conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region.
Responding to Emergencies
17 November 2013

Food Still Major Priority As WFP Executive Director Meets Survivors Of Typhoon Haiyan

TACLOBAN, Philippines -- Food for more than three-quarters of a million people has been dispatched to communities hit by Typhoon Haiyan – and more is arriving every day, says UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.

Responding to Emergencies
15 November 2013

Food And Other Aid Flows Into Tacloban As Debris From Typhoon Haiyan Is Cleared And Communities Become Reachable

TACLOBAN, Philippines – As debris is cleared from important roads and the port has reopened, the flow of humanitarian aid – including food – has picked up in the city of Tacloban and surrounding communities hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

14 November 2013

United States Of America Helps People Affected By Food Shortages In Malawi

LILONGWE –The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed food and cash valued at US$18.2 million (MK 6.1 billion) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist Malawians facing food shortages due to a combination of bad weather during the growing season as well as high food prices.
Responding to Emergencies
13 November 2013

WFP Rice Feeds Nearly 50,000 People Driven From Their Homes By Typhoon Haiyan

TACLOBAN, Philippines – Nearly 50,000 people around this city battered by Typhoon Haiyan received rice today provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as part of family packs distributed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Responding to Emergencies
12 November 2013

WFP Supports Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts: Video And Photo Material

ROME – As the enormity of the needs in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan becomes clear, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food supplies, as well as logistics and telecommunications support to the overall relief operation.


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