News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

27 September 2016

Government Of Pakistan And WFP Launch Fifth Edition Of Pakistan Education Atlas

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have launched the fifth edition of the Pakistan Education Atlas.

27 September 2016

WFP Announces Appointment Of New Country Director In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the appointment of Matthew Hollingworth as its Representative and Country Director in Sudan. 

School Meals
27 September 2016

WFP School Meals In Jeopardy For Children In Mali As School Year Starts

BAMAKO – As schools resume next week in Mali, school meals for nearly 180,000 children in about 1,000 schools are in jeopardy due to financial constraints at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – the main supporter of such initiatives. Unless US$3 million in funding is found urgently, WFP will have to suspend its school meals programme in Mali.

Contributions to WFP
27 September 2016

Malawi Government And WFP Import Maize For Emergency Distribution

BLANTYRE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is importing 55,000 metric tons of maize, thanks to a major contribution of nearly US$22 million from the Government of Malawi. The maize will meet the needs of up to 4.7 million people in drought-affected areas of Malawi over the coming months.

Responding to Emergencies
26 September 2016

WFP Reaches Four Besieged Syrian Towns For First Time Since April

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday delivered life-saving food assistance to besieged families in the Four Towns of Madaya and Zabadani in Rural Damascus and Foaa and Kefraya in Rural Idlib as part of a joint interagency convoy with UN agencies and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

Contributions to WFP
25 September 2016

The United Arab Emirates Supports WFP In Fighting Hunger In Yemen

NEW YORK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide vital food assistance to more than 100,000 people monthly for four months in Yemen.

Preventing Hunger
23 September 2016

Iceland And WFP Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement To Help Reach Zero Hunger

NEW YORK – Iceland and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed a landmark agreement to provide flexible, predictable and multi-year funding for WFP’s work towards helping to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 of zero hunger by 2030.

Preventing Hunger
22 September 2016

United Nations Agencies In Rome Vow To Take Forward Zero Hunger Challenge

NEW YORK – The heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies today thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his personal commitment and leadership in challenging the world to reach Zero Hunger. They promised to maintain momentum to reach the ambitious target by 2030.

20 September 2016

WFP Head Ertharin Cousin Deplores Attack On Humanitarian Convoy In Syria

Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme

Focus on Women
20 September 2016

WFP And Japan Partner To Empower Women Farmers In The Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Embassy of Japan today participated in a ceremony to provide equipment to support food-processing businesses and rural women’s entrepreneurship across seven rural communities in the Kyrgyz Republic. 


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