News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

22 May 2014

Australia Donates $2.7 Million To WFP To Help Build Resilience In Sindh

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Australia of US$2.7 million for livelihood activities in Sindh.

20 May 2014

Germany Contributes €10 million To WFP For Hungry Families In Yemen

SANA’A – At a signing ceremony at Yemen’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Government of Germany agreed to contribute €10 million (US$13.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help severely food insecure households across the country with food distributions and cash disbursements.
WFP Ambassadors
19 May 2014

Jose Mourinho Joins Push For Zero Hunger As New WFP Ambassador

LONDON – One of the world’s most successful football managers, Jose Mourinho, has been announced as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme.  Mourinho, who is currently the manager of Chelsea Football Club in the English Premier League, will use his status to raise awareness about WFP’s life-saving work and champion the Zero Hunger Challenge which aims to eliminate hunger in our lifetimes.

Responding to Emergencies
19 May 2014

WFP Scales Up Emergency Response To Flood Victims In The Balkans

BELGRADE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today sent a second batch of emergency relief items to Serbia where severe floods have affected some 600,000 people, following the heaviest rains the Balkans have witnessed in 120 years.

19 May 2014

WFP Begins Its Support To Jordan’s National School Feeding Project

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started today distributing locally produced date bars enriched with vitamins and minerals as part of Jordan’s national school feeding programme.

16 May 2014

Building Resilience Critical to End Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Global conference offers new research and commitments to address threat of rising shocks to global food system
Responding to Emergencies
16 May 2014

Cross-Border Convoy Moves Food Aid Into Northeast Syria As Access Constraints Intensify

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme has started moving more food supplies from Turkey into northeast Syria through the Nusaybin border crossing point to assist displaced families cut off from food supplies in Al-Hassakeh governorate.

15 May 2014

Announcement Regarding Jose Mourinho And The World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will be joined by Chelsea Football Club manager, Jose Mourinho, for a special announcement on Monday 19 May.  WFP will be represented at this event by Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Amir Abdulla.  

WFP Ambassadors
14 May 2014

Editor-In-Chief Of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani Named WFP Ambassador Against Hunger

“We are grateful to Franca Sozzani for choosing WFP and the fight against hunger as her priority commitment in the humanitarian world. In her role as a journalist and editor of leading fashion magazines, Sozzani has always paid great attention to the potential of girls and women in Africa and their empowerment through professional trainings and education,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.  

12 May 2014

Saudi Arabia Donates US$5 Million To Support Conflict-Affected Syrians

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous contribution of US$5 million from the Saudi Fund for Development, a government agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, operating under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abduallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The contribution will help provide food for thousands of internally-displaced Syrians affected by conflict in their country.


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