News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

16 May 2014

Building Resilience Critical to End Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Global conference offers new research and commitments to address threat of rising shocks to global food system
Responding to Emergencies
16 May 2014

Cross-Border Convoy Moves Food Aid Into Northeast Syria As Access Constraints Intensify

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme has started moving more food supplies from Turkey into northeast Syria through the Nusaybin border crossing point to assist displaced families cut off from food supplies in Al-Hassakeh governorate.

15 May 2014

Announcement Regarding Jose Mourinho And The World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will be joined by Chelsea Football Club manager, Jose Mourinho, for a special announcement on Monday 19 May.  WFP will be represented at this event by Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Amir Abdulla.  

WFP Ambassadors
14 May 2014

Editor-In-Chief Of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani Named WFP Ambassador Against Hunger

“We are grateful to Franca Sozzani for choosing WFP and the fight against hunger as her priority commitment in the humanitarian world. In her role as a journalist and editor of leading fashion magazines, Sozzani has always paid great attention to the potential of girls and women in Africa and their empowerment through professional trainings and education,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.  

12 May 2014

Saudi Arabia Donates US$5 Million To Support Conflict-Affected Syrians

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous contribution of US$5 million from the Saudi Fund for Development, a government agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, operating under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abduallah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The contribution will help provide food for thousands of internally-displaced Syrians affected by conflict in their country.

Responding to Emergencies
10 May 2014

WFP To Expand Assistance In South Sudan As New Analysis Shows Worsening Food Security

JUBA – Based on a new analysis that the conflict in South Sudan is pushing the country toward a hunger catastrophe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) plans to expand its emergency programmes to reach 3.2 million people this year with urgently needed food assistance.

9 May 2014

Government Of Pakistan Donates 26,000 Metric Tons Of Wheat To WFP

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has announced the release of 26,000 metric tons of wheat for distribution in Pakistan by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The contribution, valued at US$10 million, comes at a critical time when funding shortages are threatening WFP’s ability to provide emergency food assistance to almost 1 million people displaced by violence in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

7 May 2014

WFP Airlifts Fuel To Bangui To Keep Life-Saving Aid Flowing In C.A.R.

BANGUI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today airlifted 50,000 litres of jet fuel from Nairobi to Bangui to continue providing life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.), gripped by a fuel shortage.

6 May 2014

WFP Welcomes US$10 Million United States Contribution To Support Refugees

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$10 million contribution from the government of the United States of America in support of refugees in Uganda, including the new arrivals from South Sudan.
WFP Ambassadors
5 May 2014

Philanthropist Howard Buffett Responds To Dire Need in Central African Republic With US$1 Million For The Hungry

Washington, DC – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has received a $1 million contribution from long-time philanthropist Howard Buffett to help meet the most urgent hunger needs in the conflict-torn country Central African Republic (C.A.R.).


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