News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
21 April 2013

WFP Receives Wheat From The United States To Help Syrian Families Facing Bread Shortages

BEIRUT – An American ship carrying enough wheat to feed more than one million people for four months has delivered its cargo for distribution in Syria as part of the emergency food assistance provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
Responding to Emergencies
18 April 2013

WFP Welcomes US$40 Million Kuwaiti Donation For Conflict-Hit Syrians

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a contribution of US$40 million from the government of Kuwait to provide assistance to Syrians in acute need. 

For Companies
18 April 2013

Groupon In Asia-Pacific Region Raises Over USD72,000 For The World Food Programme To Provide School Meals For Girls In Asia

KUALA LUMPUR – Groupon in the Asia-Pacific region donates on behalf of its subscribers over USD72,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), following the conclusion of a fundraising campaign for WFP School Meals activities in Asia. 

Purchase for Progress
17 April 2013

WFP Increases Purchases From Smallholder Farmers In Ghana

ACCRA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has bought maize worth US$300,000 (GH¢580,000) from smallholder farmers in Ghana’s Ejura Sekyedumasi district.  This represents WFP’s first Delivery at Place order in the country, which requires farmers themselves to transport food to the end destinations.

Responding to Emergencies
16 April 2013

WFP And The Turkish Red Crescent Double Support To Vulnerable Syrians In Turkey

ANKARA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) expanded today its food assistance programme into four new camps in Turkey doubling the number of Syrians that it now supports in Turkish camps to 80,000 people.

Responding to Emergencies
16 April 2013

WFP Working To Bring Urgently-Needed Food To Northern Mali As Food Security Worsens

 BAMAKO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is urgently working with partner organizations to reach families in northern Mali whose access to food has been reduced by the on-going conflict and is expected to worsen with the oncoming lean season, from April to June. 

15 April 2013

Japan Assistance Sustains WFP Typhoon Pablo Operations

DAVAO CITY – As the Philippine Government scales up its early recovery efforts for communities affected by Typhoon Pablo (international name “Bopha”), support from the Government of Japan – through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – will help sustain the Philippine Government’s on-going Typhoon Pablo operations.   

Disaster Risk Reduction
15 April 2013

USA Strengthens WFP Disaster Risk Reduction Programme In Indonesia

JAKARTA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a US$1.25 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to support WFP’s Disaster Risk Reduction Programme (DRR) in Indonesia.

Hunger in the news
15 April 2013

Japan Donates US$25 Million To Support WFP In Yemen, Enough To Feed More Than One Million

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed today a US$25 million donation from the Government of Japan, which will provide enough funds to deliver vital food and nutritional assistance to more than one million people in Yemen for six months.

15 April 2013

Appeal By Heads Of Leading UN Humanitarian Agencies For The People Of Syria

After more than two years of conflict in Syria, the heads of five UN agencies appeal to political leaders to find a peaceful solution before hundreds of thousands more people lose their homes and lives.


Fighting Hunger Worldwide