News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

School Meals
16 June 2015

Ethiopian Student Wins Global Children’s “Zero Hunger” Design Competition

SHASHEMENE – Thirteen-year-old Zelalem Tusha from Ethiopia’s SNNP region has been named as one of the winners of this year’s global children's design competition organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).


Responding to Emergencies
12 June 2015

World Food Programme Welcomes Further Kuwait Support To Help Syrians In Crisis

GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a further generous contribution from the State of Kuwait in support of its emergency operations to assist the people of Syria, both inside the country as well as in neighbouring states hosting Syrian refugees.

11 June 2015

WFP Executive Director Visits Saudi Arabia, Meets King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

JEDDAH – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, concluded a one-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after meeting with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

11 June 2015

Lack Of Funds Forces WFP To Reduce Food Rations Again For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – For the second time in just over six months, a shortage of funds is forcing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reduce the size of food rations temporarily for about half a million refugees living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya.

ED - E.Cousin
10 June 2015

WFP Head Ertharin Cousin Praises G7 Aim To Lift 500 Million People Out Of Hunger

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

ROME – As Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Progamme (WFP), I applaud the G7 leaders’ concrete goal to lift 500 million people in developing countries out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030.

8 June 2015

WFP Investment In Ugandan Smallholder Farmers Shows Results

KAMPALA – Investments by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve the agricultural practices and business potential of smallholder farmers in Uganda are showing impressive results, the organization said today.

4 June 2015

Progress On Stunting Prevention In Malawi

LILONGWE – An innovative stunting-prevention programme in Malawi is showing signs of positive results, according to a progress review taking place this week.

4 June 2015

Russia Donates 31 Trucks To Deliver Food To Afghans In Need

Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan took delivery today of 31 heavy duty trucks, donated by the Government of the Russian Federation, to replace ageing vehicles and boost WFP’s capacity to deliver food to some of the most far-flung areas of the country.

School Meals
1 June 2015

Egypt’s Premier And Nine Ministers Visit WFP School Feeding Project In Assuit

ASSUIT, UPPER EGYPT – The Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb, and Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Waly, today visited Sokkara school, one of more than 600 schools supported by the United Nations World Food Programme’s school feeding initiative in the governorate of Assuit.

Responding to Emergencies
1 June 2015

WFP Ship With Food Assistance For Yemen Diverted To Hodeidah From Aden

SANA’A/AMMAN – A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) chartered ship carrying vital food assistance destined for the Yemeni port of Aden was diverted yesterday to the port of Hodeidah following reports of ongoing fighting and security threats.


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