News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
Subscribe


Contributions to WFP
11 September 2012

EU & WFP Assist Flood-Affected Lao Villagers With Food Rations & Nutrition Knowledge

VIENTIANE – More than 39,000 people in Khammuane struggling from the long-term impact of tropical storms are now able to bridge the food gap until the next harvest, thanks to a donation of €404,000 (US$502,488) by the European Union's Humanitarian Aid AND Civil Protection department (ECHO) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in support of a government-led relief effort.

Contributions to WFP
10 September 2012

Norway & WFP Sign Partnership Agreement To Strengthen Humanitarian Response

OSLO – Today, an important Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed by Heikki Holmås, Norway’s Minister for International Development, and Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Contributions to WFP
10 September 2012

Canada Steps In To Assist Flood And Conflict Affected Children In The Philippines

MANILA – Emergency food assistance donated by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has boosted the Philippine Government-led emergency relief efforts in flood-affected areas of Central Luzon and conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao.

Hunger in the news
9 September 2012

U.S. Wheat Donation Arrives In Chittagong Port To Support WFP School Feeding

Dhaka – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a vital shipment of wheat from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will be used to produce nutritious biscuits to provide 350,000 pre-primary and primary school children with a daily snack for the coming year.

RBA
4 September 2012

Tackling The Root Causes Of High Food Prices And Hunger

By José Graziano da Silva, Kanayo F. Nwanze and Ertharin Cousin*

Contributions to WFP
1 September 2012

U.S. Wheat Donation Arrives In Chittagong Port To Support WFP School Feeding

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a vital shipment of wheat from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will be used to produce nutritious biscuits to provide 350,000 pre-primary and primary school children with a daily snack for a full year

Hunger in the news
29 August 2012

In 24 Hours, Myfishbowl Players Provide 300,000 Meals For Lao School Children

BANGKOK – On 24 August, MyFishBowl, a Facebook-based Chinese language game, launched a week-long online campaign “Action Against Hunger” with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  Within just one day, MyFishBowl players had donated over US$100,000 - enough for more than 300,000 school meals for children in WFP’s School Feeding Progamme in Laos.

Hunger in the news
17 August 2012

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Commemorates World Humanitarian Day And Remembers Fallen Heroes

Every day, humanitarian workers around the world assist millions of people, regardless of who they are and where they are located. Many of us and our co-workers work in the toughest places – remote, inaccessible, stricken by disaster or conflict – taking risks, even at their own personal peril, to serve those less fortunate.

Contributions to WFP
16 August 2012

WFP And Brazil Collaborate To Help Poorest In Bangladesh Prepare For Natural Disasters And Climate Change

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is helping some 400,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis prepare for and cope with the impact of natural disasters and climate change through a Government of Brazil donation of 7,000 tons of rice, valued at US$3.3 million, and in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh.

15 August 2012

Statement By WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin On Air Drops For Refugees In South Sudan

JUBA - Today I am pleased to announce that the United Nations World Food Programme has begun air drops of urgently needed food to refugees in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.  I have been in South Sudan for the last two days meeting mothers and children whom we assist in the world’s newest nation.

Video

Fighting Hunger Worldwide