News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

11 July 2015

Germany Helps WFP Continue Its Assistance To Displaced & Needy People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today two substantial contributions totalling €2.5 million (US$2.7 million) from the Government of Germany to support its work across Sudan and help tens of thousands of internally displaced people in Darfur.

10 July 2015

Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining Social Protection With Pro-Poor Investments

An additional $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty will end chronic hunger new UN estimates show

Responding to Emergencies
9 July 2015

WFP Reaches Besieged Town In Northern Syria With Food Assistance

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, in northern Ar-Raqqa governorate, for the first time in eight months, delivering desperately needed food assistance to 10,000 people.
9 July 2015

WFP Delivers Flood Relief To 150,000 In Cox’s Bazar

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided emergency food assistance to more than 150,000 people in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, a week after the area was inundated by flash floods.

Corporate Publication
8 July 2015

New Atlas Charts Indonesia’s Food Security Progress

JAKARTA – Indonesia has made significant improvements in food security in the last decade, according to a new Food Security and Vulnerability Atlas published by the government and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).*

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.


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