News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2009

WFP Providing Meals To Thousands Of Sri Lankans Fleeing Civil Conflict

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has started providing cooked meals at a government screening point to feed thousands of desperate people fleeing the conflict zone in ...
Responding to Emergencies
12 May 2009

New Waves of Displaced in Pakistan: WFP Now Reaching 650,000 in Need

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced plans to double the amount of emergency food needed to help thousands of families fleeing their homes due to fighting along Pakistan’s ...
Purchase for Progress
23 April 2009

Supporting Ghana’s Fight Against Hunger

FAO/WFP say millions still vulnerable, despite progress
19 April 2009

UN Food Agencies Join G8 Ministers in Treviso

As threat of a renewed food crisis looms, UN food agencies to join G8 agriculture ministers in Treviso
2 April 2009

WFP Launches First Food Voucher Operation In Mideast

JERUSALEM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a food voucher operation, the first of its kind in the Middle East, to assist some 30,000 people in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). The ...
Responding to Emergencies
18 March 2009

WFP Scales Up Feeding In Kenya In New Response To Food Crisis

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up food assistance in Kenya to feed 3.5 million Kenyans hit by drought and high food prices, and appealing to donors for a total of US$244 million ...
17 March 2009

Abducted UN Staff in Somalia Released Safely

This news release was issued by the Office of the United Nations Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia.
Logistics
27 February 2009

Sea Route Opened For WFP Relief Food Deliveries To Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – A sea route to deliver United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) relief food to thousands of people in Sri Lanka was recently opened - a major boost to efforts underway to reach hungry people displaced by the ...
Food Security Analysis
20 February 2009

Less Stunting But Malnutrition Remains In Rural India, New Report Says

NEW DELHI -- The last decade has seen stunting among children in rural India fall and access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation improve, according to a new report released by WFP and the M S Swaminathan Research ...
First time here
20 February 2009

Hollywood Stars Do It Again: Saving Lives Together With WFP

NEW YORK – Not On Our Watch, the international advocacy and aid organization founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub, and human rights lawyer David Pressman, ...

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