News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

10 July 2013

Japan Donates More Than US$5 million To Help WFP Support Disaster-Prone Communities

DHAKA – Today, the Government of Japan confirmed a contribution of US$5.46 million  (JP¥470 million / BDT42 crore) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at a handover ceremony at the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives. The Government of Bangladesh supports the programme by matching Japan’s donation.

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9 July 2013

Ramadan Campaign Against Hunger Offers Donors The Chance To Double The Impact Of Their Sadaqah

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new online gift-matching campaign for Ramadan. The Rotary Clubs of the UAE will match each dollar donated online during the Holy Month.

9 July 2013

Russian Federation Supports WFP In Boosting Food Security In The Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – The Government of the Russian Federation has contributed US$1 million to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to support the most food-insecure Kyrgyz people

5 July 2013

Four Million Syrians Are Unable To Produce Or Buy Enough Food

If conflict continues, Syria’s food prospects will be seriously at risk in 2014, joint FAO/WFP report finds

5 July 2013

Liberia Launches 2012 Comprehensive Food Security And Nutrition Survery

Monrovia – The Vice President of Liberia, H.E. Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, launched the 2012 Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Survey (CFSNS) on 28 June at Paynesville City Hall, near the capital Monrovia. The launch ceremony was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and was attended by representatives from the Liberian Government, donor organizations, UN Mission in Liberia, UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs and media organizations.

2 July 2013

WFP And Government Launch Cooked School Meals Initiative In Bangladesh

DHAKA – A joint school meals initiative reaching 14,000 children in Bamna Upazila under Barguna District was launched  today  by the United Nations World Food Programme  (WFP) along with the Government of Bangladesh, with funding from the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID).

Contributions to WFP
1 July 2013

WFP Welcomes French Assistance Towards Food & Education For Afghan & Iraqi Refugees In Iran

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warmly welcomed a contribution from the Government of France for its refugee operation in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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1 July 2013

WFP and FAO Explore New Cooperation With Israel On Smart Solutions For Increasing Global Food Production

JERUSALEM – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin, following her recent visit to Israel, joins with the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in confirming the potential opportunity to transfer technology and innovations in agriculture to countries in the world where families live on the edge of hunger, and their resilience is tested by crisis including drought and floods.

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1 July 2013

Netherlands & WFP Work With Bangladeshi Communities To Cope With Natural Disasters

DHAKA – More than 70,000 people in the disaster-prone districts of south-west Bangladesh will be better prepared in future, thanks to a contribution of US$3 million (23 crore taka) from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Government of Bangladesh is supporting the project by matching the donation.

27 June 2013

WFP Executive Director Briefs Pope On Syria And Palestine In Private Audience

ROME/VATICAN CITY – His Holiness Pope Francis this morning granted a private audience to Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  The meeting took place immediately upon Cousin’s return from Syria and following her recent visit to Israel and Palestine.


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