News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

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.

17 February 2015

WFP Intent On Continuing Yemen Operations Amid Growing Political And Security Crisis

SANA’A – As the political and security crisis in Yemen deepens, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is determined to continue its operations across the country despite clashes between rival factions, the president’s resignation and demands in the south for secession.

16 February 2015

Republic Of Korea Increases Support For Zero Hunger

SEOUL – The Republic of Korea has signed an agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to confirm their joint commitment to achieving Zero Hunger in the world.
WFP Ambassadors
15 February 2015

Football Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Kicks Off Campaign To Beat Hunger

PARIS – Football player Zlatan Ibrahimović, striker for Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) football club and captain of the Swedish national team, announced today he was playing with the names of hungry people tattooed on his body in a campaign for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

12 February 2015

Germany’s Ambassador Visits A WFP-Assisted Refugee Settlement In Iran

TEHRAN– The German Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran visited Shahid Nasseri refugee settlement in Saveh on 8 February 2015 following a German contribution of more than US$1 million to provide food assistance and educational support for Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements across the country.

Focus on Women
11 February 2015

UN and NGOs seek $30.1 million for flood response and recovery in Zambézia

The humanitarian community in Mozambique, including United Nations agencies, IOM, Red Cross and various NGOs, launched a $30.1 million response and recovery proposal today, to address the needs of over 160,000 flood-affected people in hard-hit Zambézia Province in central Mozambique. The proposal responds to a request from the Government of Mozambique to mobilize additional relief resources, and supports the nationally-led emergency system and effort underway.

11 February 2015

US$ 1 Million From Dubai’s International Humanitarian City Helps WFP Feed Storm-Hit Syrian Refugees

DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the UAE’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) for its US$ 1 million contribution that helped WFP feed 30,000 Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan during the month of January as they faced a severe snow storm.

9 February 2015

Statement Attributable To The United Nations Resident And Humanitarian Coordinator A.I. In Sudan, Mr. Adnan Khan, On The Killing Of Three Sudanese Red Crescent Society Staff In Blue Nile State

Khartoum, 09 February 2015. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Sudan, Mr. Adnan Khan, strongly condemns an attack on Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) staff in Blue Nile State on 8 February 2015, which resulted in the killing of three aid workers and seriously injured another staff member of SRCS.


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