News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

27 December 2017

DFID And WFP Sign Multi-Year Agreement To Change Lives In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will contribute £32.5 million in support of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Sudan over the next two years.
27 December 2017

Landmark Contribution From China Enables WFP To Assist 158,000 People In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is grateful for a landmark contribution by China that will provide food and nutrition assistance to displaced people and returnee families in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

22 December 2017

WFP Chief Welcomes New Leader At Partner Agency UNICEF

ROME – The  head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley congratulates Henrietta H. Fore on her appointment as the new Executive Director of sister agency UNICEF.   

22 December 2017

As Yemen humanitarian crisis escalates, small number of governments step up to save lives

ROME – With more than eight million people now dependent on food assistance for survival in Yemen, the fate of those caught up in the country’s long running conflict is now in the hands of a small number of donor governments. Nearly 80 percent of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) funding for Yemen this year has been provided by the United States, Germany, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, with the US providing the largest single amount (US$386 million).

20 December 2017

WFP Launches First Emergency Logistics Simulation Training

ADDIS ABABA – On 15 December, WFP kicked off the organization’s first ever Emergency Logistics Simulation Training to be held in Ethiopia.
20 December 2017

Funding From Germany Underpins WFP Cash Assistance To Conflict-Affected Iraqis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €4.4 million (US$5.2 million) from the Government of Germany, which will provide cash-based assistance to almost a quarter of a million Iraqis for one month.


20 December 2017

FAO and WFP step up efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai

Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo

19 December 2017

WFP Supports Tajikistan Emergency Preparedness And Response

DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working closely with the Government of Tajikistan so it is better prepared for disasters and the impact of a changing climate. 

19 December 2017

Germany Steps Up Support For Food Security In Mozambique

MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an additional contribution of €2.6 million from Germany to support food security, resilience building and school feeding activities in Mozambique in 2018. The contribution, channeled through the German Development Bank (KfW), builds on a previous grant of more than €13 million provided by the German Government in late 2016 for WFP operations in Mozambique this year.

18 December 2017

First National Conference On Rice Fortification In Nepal Seeks New Solutions For Undernutrition

KATHMANDU – Enriching rice with essential vitamins and minerals could hold the key to a healthier, more productive future for the people of Nepal. This is the premise of the first national conference on rice fortification, convened in Kathmandu by the Department of Health Services, Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, and the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) in association with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The event runs on 18 and 19 December.


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