News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

24 April 2015

EU Supports People In Guatemala & Honduras Affected By Drought And Coffee Rust

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €3 million (US$3.1 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to provide food assistance to approximately 73,000 people affected by the drought in Guatemala and Honduras.
Responding to Emergencies
22 April 2015

WFP Worried About Missing Staff In South Sudan, Warns Deteriorating Security Will Worsen Hunger

JUBA/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it is deeply concerned about the fate of three staff members who disappeared in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State earlier this month.

21 April 2015

U.S. Food Contribution Arrives In Sudan Ahead Of The Approaching Lean Season

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of food commodities from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) valued at US$135 million to help WFP provide assistance in Sudan during the lean season.

School Meals
20 April 2015


DUSHANBE - Key stakeholders of Tajikistan’s School Feeding Programme, which benefits almost 360,000 schoolchildren with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), have gathered in Dushanbe, to evaluate the current programme, share experiences, address challenges and draft an action plan for the future

Responding to Emergencies
16 April 2015

WFP Distributes Food In Aden But Warns Of Challenges Of Reaching Hungry People In Yemen

SANA’A/AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme and partners are distributing food for 105,000 displaced people in the Yemeni city of Aden over the next few days, but the humanitarian agency has warned of the challenges of feeding millions of food-insecure people amid deteriorating security.

16 April 2015

Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Supports WFP Refugee Operation In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of dates valued at US$126,000 from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support refugees living in north-west Tanzania.
15 April 2015

France Boosts WFP Emergency Response In Afghanistan While Helping Local Economy

KABUL – The Government of France has announced a contribution of €400,000 (US$ 424,000) to the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist with emergency response in Afghanistan in 2015. The announcement was formalised at a signing ceremony today at the French Embassy in Kabul attended by high-level representatives from the Government of France and WFP.


Food Security Analysis
8 April 2015

WFP And UN Global Pulse Show How Big Data Can Save Lives And Fight Hunger

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Global Pulse – an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General – have teamed up to deliver powerful insights into how data from mobile phone usage could support networks in fighting hunger and boosting  humanitarian response efforts.

8 April 2015

Japan Contributes US$12 Million Through WFP & UNICEF To Central African Republic

BANGUI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), have welcomed a contribution of US$12 million from the Government of Japan to provide vital humanitarian relief to the most vulnerable people living in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.).

8 April 2015

Joint Statement On Progress Made In The Passage Of Humanitarian Assistance Through Sudan To South Sudan

The Joint Technical Committee on the Passage of Humanitarian Assistance from Sudan to South Sudan - comprised of representatives of the Governments of South Sudan, Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) - is pleased to highlight the progress made in the operation of passage of life-saving food assistance to populations affected by the conflict in South Sudan.


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