News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Disaster Risk Reduction
11 March 2015

Disaster Risk Reduction Crucial For Meeting Future Hunger Challenges

ROME/TOKYO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will attend the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) 14-18 March in Sendai, Japan.

9 March 2015

WFP Thanks Australia For Helping Conflict-Affected South Sudanese In Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Australia in support of its response to conflict-affected South Sudanese in Sudan.

6 March 2015

Japan Contribution Supports Vulnerable Families In Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$ 5 million, equivalent to more than 2.983 billion FCFA, from the Government of Japan, to support activities for nearly 100,000 of the most vulnerable people living in Burkina Faso.

6 March 2015

Japan Helps Feed Flood-Affected Families And School Children In Malawi

NSANJE – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$2.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help those people affected by recent flooding in Malawi. The announcement was made during a visit to flood-hit Nsanje district by the Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, Shuichiro Nishioka, on 1 March. He flew by helicopter to visit food distribution sites in the district to which road access had been cut.

5 March 2015

Significant Japan Donation Helps WFP Meet Urgent Hunger Needs In 27 Countries

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$122.62 million humanitarian aid package from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to targeted vulnerable people, many of whom are affected by conflict, in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Part of the funds will also support special logistics operations, which WFP runs in four of those countries.

ED - E.Cousin
5 March 2015

On International Women’s Day, Picture This: A Woman On Top Of The World

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

ROME - Picture it -- a Nepali schoolgirl on the top of Mount Everest. At primary school, where she received WFP school meals, Nimdoma used to dream of doing extraordinary things. She made her dream come true and didn’t stop at Everest, which she conquered when she was 17 years old. Nimdoma, a wonderful example of women’s empowerment, went on to climb the highest mountain on every continent with a Nepali, all-woman, climbing team.

4 March 2015

Japan Supports WFP Food Assistance For Communities Affected By Syria Crisis

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$15.39 million from the Government of Japan towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting more than 6 million conflict-affected Syrians both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries.

2 March 2015

WFP Annual Children’s Design Competition Promotes “Zero Hunger: Infinite Possibilities”

Dailekh – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has held its Annual Children’s Design Competition at the Bhairabnath Higher secondary school, Naumule Bazar in Dailekh district. The theme for this year’s competition is “Zero Hunger: Infinite Possibilities”. The competition takes place across the world in schools where WFP runs school meals programmes. WFP and the Government of Nepal have been distributing school meals to children in Nepal since 1996.

School Meals
2 March 2015

Canada Supports Schools Meals In Egypt Helping Host Community & Syrian Refugees

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to the government of Canada for its donation of CAD$10 million (US$ 8 million) to support WFP school feeding for children of Syrian refugees alongside Egyptian children.

27 February 2015

Support From USA, Australia Allows WFP To Resume Full Food Rations For Refugees In Uganda

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that new contributions from the United States and Australia will enable the agency to resume distribution of full-size food rations to all refugees in Uganda.


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