News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Contributions to WFP
25 April 2013

Japan Donation Helps Boost Food Security in Lesotho

A contribution of more than US$2 million by the Government of Japan to WFP will help protect vulnerable people in Lesotho from hunger.

25 April 2013

WFP And Government Lead Drive For Improved Nutrition In Indonesia

 KUPANG, NUSA TENGGARA TIMUR (NTT) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Indonesia today concluded a two-day conference in Kupang designed to spearhead the drive for improved nutrition across the country.

Contributions to WFP
24 April 2013

Norway Announces NOK 25 Million To Strenghten Resilience In Niger

Copenhagen/Oslo – Responding to the continuing challenges in Niger and the Sahel, the Government of Norway has announced an additional contribution of NOK 25 million to the United Nations World Food Programme’s activities in Niger. 

Hunger in the news
22 April 2013

WFP Executive Director Begins Official Visit To France, A Longstanding Partner

PARIS – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, starts a two-day visit to Paris today. On her first official trip to France since becoming Executive Director last year, Cousin will meet with the Minister for Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll and Minister for Development Pascal Canfin. She will also meet Paul Jean Ortiz, Diplomatic Advisor to President François Hollande and other high-level officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to thank them for France’s unwavering efforts alongside WFP in the fight against hunger.

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. 


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