News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Contributions to WFP
23 August 2011

Saudi Arabia Donates US$50 Million To Help Save The Lives Of Somali Children

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous contribution of US$50 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abduallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud that will be used to feed more than half a million Somalia children suffering from malnutrition.

Contributions to WFP
22 August 2011

China Makes Its Largest Donation To WFP For Somalia Famine Relief

Beijing – The government of China has made its largest single donation to the work of the United Nations World Food Programme with US$16 million towards the agency’s famine relief operation in Somalia.

Hunger in the news
19 August 2011

WFP Boosts Nutritonal Foods For Children In Camps And Drought-Hit Areas, Flies In More Supplies To Horn

NAIROBI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a series of programmes to boost nutrition in small children, who are the most vulnerable to the ravages of malnutrition. WFP focuses on providing specialised nutrition products to prevent and treat malnutrition in the early years, to avoid irreparable damage to physical and mental development in later life.

Hunger in the news
19 August 2011

WFP Responds To Flood Victims In Satkhira

DHAKA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with funding from the Australian government through AusAID, is providing urgently needed emergency food assistance to 57,000 people affected by floods in Satkhira, sourthern Bangladesh.

Hunger in the news
9 August 2011

WFP Accelerates Food Deliveries To Reach Millions Of Hungry In The Horn Of Africa

NAIROBI – Since the beginning of July, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached nearly 8 million people in the Horn of Africa with food assistance.  WFP is targeting 11.5 million people out of more than 13 million people affected by the drought and famine in the region, with governments and other partners supporting the rest.

4 August 2011

WFP Poised To Provide Emergency Food Assistance As Emily Approaches

Port-au-Prince –As Haitians brace for tropical storm Emily the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has prepositioned life-saving food supplies across the most vulnerable areas of the country and is on standby to begin emergency food distributions if needed.

Hunger in the news
29 July 2011

Aid For East Africa, Now And In The Future (FAO/WFP)

ROME - Following the emergency meeting on the food and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa held in Rome on 25 July at the request of the French Presidency of the G20, FAO and WFP welcome the international community's determined mobilization in response to the situation.

Hunger in the news
29 July 2011

Horn Of Africa Emergency

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme is extending operations to feed 11.5 million drought affected people in the Horn of Africa as more donations come in.  WFP has received more than US $250 million from donors for its work in the Horn, but needs as much again to support its operations over the next six months.

Contributions to WFP
28 July 2011

World Steps Up To Challenge Of Helping Hungry People Of Horn Of Africa

NAIROBI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a surge in donations from governments, companies and individuals as it scales up operations and assistance to those affected by drought and famine.

Hunger in the news
25 July 2011

Rome Emergency Meeting Rallies To Aid Horn Of Africa (FAO)

Rome - The international community rallied today to the aid of drought- and famine-affected populations in the Horn of Africa with an immediate, twin-track programme designed to avert an imminent humanitarian catastrophe and build long-term food security in the region.



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