News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

17 November 2016

European Union Supports Efforts To Reduce Malnutrition In Chad

N’DJAMENA–The European Union has announced its support for the local production of fortified complementary food in Chad. The joint 3-year project  (2016-2019) will be implemented by several United Nations agencies (FAO, WHO, WFP, UNICEF) in partnership with the Chad Government. Through an integrated, innovative approach, the project aims to improve access, availability and use of highly nutritious complementary food for children under five. Malnutrition is a major obstacle to country’s development.

16 November 2016

Saudi Arabia Supports WFP Operations In Syria, Palestine & Ethiopia

RIYADH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$12 million contribution from the King Salman for Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria, Palestine and Ethiopia.

16 November 2016

WFP Supports Farmers Adapt To Climate Change

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) today signed an agreement to develop new tools for farmers to adapt to climate change in Laos.

16 November 2016

China Contributes US$12 Million To WFP For El Niño Drought Response And Syria Crisis

BEIJING - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made a contribution of US$10 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency operations currently supporting El Niño drought-affected people in Ethiopia and Somalia.  The Chinese Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, signed an agreement with WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, during the UN General Assembly in New York. Earlier, the Government of China also signed a US$2 million agreement with WFP to support its emergency operations for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

15 November 2016

Syria Food Production At All-Time Low

Urgent assistance to farmers critical to stemming growing food insecurity, UN agencies say

15 November 2016

Kuwait Continues To Support WFP’s Humanitarian Operations In Syria

Dubai – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of Kuwait to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria.

Responding to Emergencies
14 November 2016

As Conflict In Mosul Intensifies, WFP Reaches Over 100,000 Iraqis With Food Assistance

ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided urgently-needed food assistance to more than 100,000 people fleeing the conflict in Mosul, including a distribution on Sunday to 25,000 people in Gogjali, the first neighbourhood retaken inside Mosul city. In addition to providing such assistance, WFP and its partners are working tirelessly to reach families that remain trapped in Mosul and newly recovered areas.

13 November 2016

The EU Supports WFP Logistics Operations In Yemen

SANA’A – The European Commission’s Directorate for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) has contributed €2.3 million (approximately US$2.5 million) to support air and sea transport services in Yemen, run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

13 November 2016

WFP In Emergency Assistance To Afghanistan’s Returnees

KABUL – As Afghanistan struggles with growing numbers of returnees from Pakistan and people displaced internally by conflict, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a nine-month operation to provide emergency food and cash.

10 November 2016

Spain’s Donation To Western Sahara Refugees Supports WFP At A Critical Time

ALGIERS/MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation from the Government of Spain to help provide the basic food needs of Western Sahara refugees living in Algeria.


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