News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
9 June 2009

Horn Of Africa Facing Another Year Of Hunger As Millions Battle For Survival

ROME -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that millions of people in the Horn of Africa are once again facing a deadly mix of persistent drought, poor seasonal rains, conflict, and the cost of food ...
Students And Teachers
8 June 2009

United To Fight Child Hunger Across The World

ROME -- Tens of thousands of people yesterday took to the streets in cities around the world to show their support for the work of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the fight against global hunger. The annual ...
School Meals
5 June 2009

Global Walk to End World Hunger

Rome -- This Sunday, thousands of people around the globe will join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its major corporate partners, TNT, Unilever and DSM, in a walk to raise awareness and money to feed hungry ...
Responding to Emergencies
4 June 2009

Food Provides Critical Lifeline and Stability for Pakistan Displaced

ROME -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is streaming critically needed food assistance to more than two million displaced people in Pakistan and helping to bring stability to the region through an innovative ...
Students And Teachers
2 June 2009

New Hunger Platform Launched to Enlighten Youth

ROME -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the first interactive web platform devoted to informing and educating students and teachers on hunger issues using a wealth of materials to encourage ...
Food Security Analysis
31 May 2009

Winter Drought Worsens Food Insecurity In Nepal

KATHMANDU -- Winter drought has led to a severe drop in crop production in Nepal, placing more than two million people at high risk of food insecurity, according to a joint assessment released this week by the Ministry of ...
Food Security Analysis
26 May 2009

WFP Expands Iraq Operation to Cover Vulnerable Groups, School Feeding

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced it is expanding its food assistance programme in Iraq to reach more food-insecure people and to begin providing free school lunches to ...
Aid professionals
26 May 2009

EU Food Facility Grant to Boost Farmers’ Productivity

ROME -- Small-scale farmers in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sierra Leone are soon to receive a productivity boost, thanks to innovative projects of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) funded with a 39-million euro donation from the ...
WFP Ambassadors
23 May 2009

ALJ and WFP Announces First Ever Humanitarian Partnership With Formula 1

ROME - Italian actress and producer Maria Grazia Cucinotta – a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger - today called upon millions of Formula 1 (F1) fans to support “Fill the Cup” ...
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 ...

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