News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 October 2014

European Union And WFP Help 62,000 Families In Central Mindanao

NORTH COTABATO – Families displaced by conflict in Central Mindanao have made significant gains in rebuilding their livelihoods through a two-year peace-building project implemented by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

13 October 2014

The Republic Of Korea Supports WFP’s Fight Against Malnutrition In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$300,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to assist WFP’s nutrition programme in Sudan.

10 October 2014

Hunger Run 2014: Let’s Stop Hunger In Its Tracks

Sunday 19 October at 10:00 am

ROME – Hunger Run 2014 will see thousands of people coming together in Rome to raise awareness and money to help reduce hunger in the world. The event, set for Sunday 19 October at 10 am, comprises a 10 km competitive race and a 5 km fun run/walk, through Rome’s historic centre.

3 October 2014

More Than Food: In The Ebola Response WFP Building Health Centres, Flying In Aid Workers And Supplies

DAKAR/GENEVA – As of today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to more than 430,000 people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In support of a unified response under the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), WFP is ramping up services to the whole humanitarian effort.

1 October 2014

WFP Launches Major Study Into Brazil's Success In Buying From Smallholder Farmers

JOHANNESBURG – The World Food Programme’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger is launching a research initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to analyse Brazil’s success in linking smallholder farmers with government demand for farmed food.

1 October 2014

WFP Assists Communities Affected By Drought In Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun relief operations to bring food assistance to tens of thousands of Sri Lankans affected by recent drought.

Responding to Emergencies
30 September 2014

UNICEF And WFP: Missions Reach More Than 500,000 In South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.

School Meals
30 September 2014

International Forum In South Africa Highlights School Nutrition

JOHANNESBURG – School nutrition promotes social and economic development and also helps reduce hunger and poverty, especially when linked to the purchase of food from smallholder farmers. This is the main message of the 2014 Global Child Nutrition Forum, the world’s foremost event on school feeding, which opens today in Johannesburg, South Africa.

29 September 2014

United States Gives US$10 Million To Assist Central Americans Hit By Drought & Coffee Rust

PANAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$10 million from the United States to assist people across Central America affected by severe drought and the Coffee Rust disease.

25 September 2014

International Leaders Gather At United Nations To Promise Action On Zero Hunger Challenge

NEW YORK – Leaders in the fight against world hunger will gather Thursday at the United Nations to commit themselves to end hunger in our lifetime. With 1 in 9 people in the world hungry, it is one of the most challenging problems of our time, but one that can be eliminated.


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