News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

28 March 2017

WFP Working With Government And Partners To Launch Five-Year Strategic Plan In China

BEIJING - The UN World Food Programme (WFP), working in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture in People’s Republic of China and other partners, are embarking upon a five-year Strategic Plan in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2, a world with zero hunger by 2030.

27 March 2017

Republic Of Korea Support Enables WFP To Scale Up Innovative Food Security Monitoring Systems

ROME, ITALY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of US$6 million from the Republic of Korea that will allow WFP to enhance innovative food security monitoring systems in ten countries in Africa, enabling the organization to hear directly from people in need. The funding was raised through Korea’s air-ticket solidarity levy, which is collected from each international flight passenger departing Korea. Known as the “Global Disease Eradication Fund,” it is part of Seoul’s commitment to ending global disease, poverty and hunger.

20 March 2017

New Study Finds Worrying Climate Trend In Karamoja Over Last 35 Years

KAMPALA – A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken.

20 March 2017

The United States And WFP Support Food-Insecure Populations In Sudan And South Sudan

PORT SUDAN – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today welcomed the second of two recent shipments carrying urgently required food assistance for Sudan and South Sudan.
Responding to Emergencies
17 March 2017

Japan Makes US$8.4 Million Contribution To WFP For Emergency Needs In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$8.4 million from the Government of Japan to support its emergency response and the WFP-managed United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in South Sudan.
16 March 2017

Haiti: Community Radio Stations Back On The Airwaves In Hurricane-Affected Areas

HAITI - When Hurricane Matthew ripped through Haiti in October 2016, many communities struggled to recover amid torrential rains, blocked routes and the interruption of radio stations and telephone networks. In addition to humanitarian assistance, people were desperate for something else: access to accurate, useful information. The World Food Programme (WFP) and media development organisation Internews are restoring four community radio stations damaged by Hurricane Matthew, improving their ability to transmit localised humanitarian messages and enabling Haitians to receive critical updates and engage in the recovery of their communities.

Responding to Emergencies
15 March 2017

Yemen Needs Urgent Assistance To Prevent Famine

Number of people at emergency food insecurity levels increases 20 percent in nine months

Responding to Emergencies
13 March 2017

WFP Appeals For Access And Resources To Prevent Famine In Yemen

ADEN/SANA’A – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, who has been visiting Yemen, urged the international community to help prevent a famine by providing resources to meet the immediate needs of the severely food insecure.

9 March 2017

WFP Provides School Meals To Syrian Children Across Aleppo City

DAMASCUS – In March, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began distributing school meals for the first time to Syrian children attending public primary schools in areas in Aleppo city previously inaccessible to WFP and other humanitarian organizations.

9 March 2017

WFP And Bishkek City Hall Launch Meals In City Schools With Russian Federation Support

BISHKEK – On International School Meals Day, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Bishkek City Hall today launched a hot meals programme in city schools, thanks to valuable support from the Russian Federation and expertise from the Russian Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI).


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