News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

16 October 2012

Agricultural Cooperatives Critical To Fight Hunger

World Food Day Observed In 150 Countries

16 October 2012, Rome - Agricultural cooperatives, already enriching millions of small-scale farmers, could expand and make an even greater contribution against poverty and hunger, if they were given the right support by governments, civil society and academia.

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15 October 2012

Acholi Farmers Now Selling Food To WFP, Instead Of Receiving It

KAMPALA – In a dramatic turnaround, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced it will begin buying food grown by small-scale farmers in Acholi, a region where as recently as two years ago many people relied on WFP food assistance.

13 October 2012

WFP And Turkish Red Crescent Launch Food E-Card Assistance To Syrians In Turkey

ANKARA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched today a food Electronic Card programme in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) to assist thousands of Syrians who are under international protection in Turkey.

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10 October 2012

WFP And Vodacom Use Mobile Technology To Change Nutrition Practices In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – Vodacom Tanzania and UN World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a partnership that will encourage vulnerable, food insecure communities in the Mtwara region of Tanzania to take advantage of nutrition and health education through a mobile money platform.

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9 October 2012

Globally Almost 870 Million Chronically Undernourished - New Hunger Report

But there are hopeful signs that with extra effort the MDG target can be reached 

9 October 2012, Rome - Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, according to the new UN hunger report released today.

8 October 2012

WFP's 4th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference Opens 9 October In The Dead Sea

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will hold the 4th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference from 9 to 11 October 2012 at King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

5 October 2012

QSR Brands BHD Helps Fight World Hunger Through Charity Walk In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – More than 10,000 people are expected to take part in this year’s “Be The Movement” World Hunger Relief Charity Walk in Putrajaya tomorrow, organized by QSR Brands Bhd, owners of KFC , Pizza Hut and Pizza Hut Delivery  in Malaysia, which will benefit the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger-fighting organizations in Malaysia. The Guest of Honour will be Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, Consort of the Sultan of Johor.

Responding to Emergencies
4 October 2012

New Airstrip Inaugurated For Dolo Ado Refugee Camps

DOLO ADO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with Donald E. Booth, the U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, yesterday inaugurated a new airstrip for the Dolo Ado refugee camps.

3 October 2012

WFP And PepsiCo-Tomooh Support Food-For-Education In Upper Egypt For The Fifth Year

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and PepsiCo have celebrated the fifth phase of a partnership designed to improve school attendance and combat malnutrition with the signing of an agreement with the Pepsico Tomooh education programme.

27 September 2012

UN Women, FAO, IFAD And WFP: Empowerment Of Women In Rural Areas Is Pre-Requisite For Global Food Security

New York/Rome, 27 September 2012 – UN Women and the three Rome-based United Nations agencies working on food and agriculture today launched a joint programme to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.


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