News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

7 July 2015

The U.S.Government Provides a $13 Million Contribution to the World Food Programme For Food Assistance In the West Bank and Gaza

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) West Bank and Gaza Mission (WBG) is providing a $13 million U.S. contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for food assistance in the West Bank and Gaza.

7 July 2015

WFP, Governments Of Sudan And South Sudan Continue Cooperation In Moving Assistance To South Sudan

KHARTOUM/JUBA- The Government of Sudan, the Government of South Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) extended for six months an agreement that allows the delivery of food assistance from Sudan to South Sudan where hundreds of thousands of people face acute hunger due to the continuing conflict.

3 July 2015

France Ensures Vital Support For Vulnerable Returnees In Bangui, C.A.R.

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to France for a contribution of €850,000 which is being used to help internally displaced people who have been living through months of conflict at the M’Poko airport in Bangui to return to home.

Responding to Emergencies
3 July 2015

WFP Continues To Support The People Of Nepal

KATHMANDU – WFP’s humanitarian response to the people of Nepal is carried out in close partnership with the Nepali government. Working with authorities at the central, district and Village Development Committee levels and with local partners, WFP has to date reached over two million people with food.
Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2015

WFP Forced To Make Deeper Cuts In Food Assistance For Syrian Refugees Due To Lack Of Funding

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.

Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2015

WFP Scales Up Food Assistance In Eastern Ukraine

KIEV – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will scale up its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to provide 500,000 conflict-affected people in the region with food assistance until the end of the year.

25 June 2015

UN Agencies And Partners Say Funding Shortage Leaves Syrian Refugees And Host Nations Without Vital Support

Amman: A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries, according to a report released today.

24 June 2015

WFP Shifts Focus To Recovery After Nepal Earthquake With Cash, Porters And Clinics

KATHMANDU – Thousands of porters are carrying food and other relief high into Nepal’s mountains, and repairing trails as they go, as part of a shift by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) from emergency response to longer-term recovery after the 25 April earthquake. 

23 June 2015

WFP-EU Family Meal Photo Exhibition Opened By Commissioner Stylianides In Cyprus

LARNAKA, CYPRUS – Today Larnaka International Airport is launching a photo exhibition: “The Family Meal - What brings us together?” It shows how food assistance, funded by the European Union and delivered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), improves the lives of hungry and vulnerable communities around the world.

23 June 2015

New Study Shows How Undernutrition Is Taking A Huge Toll On Burkina Faso’s Economy

Ouagadougou - The economy of Burkina Faso loses nearly FCA 409 billion (US$ 802 million) per year due to the effects of child under nutrition, according to a new study launched today in the capital by Mr François Lompo, Minister of Agriculture, Halieutic Resources, Sanitation and Food Security, representative of his Excellency, Lt Col Isaac Zida, Prime Minister of the transitional government of Burkina Faso.


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