News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

20 January 2017

WFP Executive Director Expresses Support For Global Resilience-Building Coalition

DAVOS – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today issued the following statement in support of the One Billion Coalition for Resilience (1BC) initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Convened by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), 1BC is an initiative to mobilize resources and efforts in order to build resilience on a global scale.

Responding to Emergencies
18 January 2017

Haiti: New Assessment Shows Food Insecurity Halved In The Areas Affected By Hurricane Matthew

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Three months after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in Grande-Anse and Sud - the most affected areas - has declined steadily from approximately 1 million to 400,000, a recent assessment shows.

For Companies
18 January 2017

World Food Programme Honours Mastercard As A “Hunger Hero”

DAVOS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard, in recognition of outstanding contributions towards achieving Zero Hunger.

17 January 2017

World Food Programme And Singularity University Launch Global Impact Challenge

Moonshot Solutions Sought To End Hunger

17 January 2017

WFP Executive Director, With Zero Hunger Agenda, Attends World Economic Forum

ROME– The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos Switzerland from today.

16 January 2017

United Kingdom Helps WFP Fight Malnutrition In Mozambique

MAPUTO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a GBP 3.6 million contribution from the United Kingdom to help fight malnutrition in Mozambique.
16 January 2017

Joint Statement on Syria

DAVOS – While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country.

13 January 2017

WFP Welcomes Korea’s Contribution To Its School Meals Programme in The Gambia

BANJUL – The Republic of Korea has contributed more than $US300, 000 to the UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s School Meals Programme in The Gambia. This will make it possible for WFP to expand its community based cash transfer to schools and reach up to 20,000 students with daily hot meals for eight months.
13 January 2017

WFP’s Hot Dinner Data Sheds New Light On Big Disparities In The Cost Of A Bowl Of Food

ROME/DAVOS – A simple bowl of food in Malawi costs much more than in Davos when you measure the cost of the meal as a percentage of a person’s average daily income.

13 January 2017

WFP And Japan Boost Partnership To Empower Rural Women In The Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – The Government of Japan has contributed US$500,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to empower rural women and benefit more than 2,500 households in the Kyrgyz Republic.


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