News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

2 April 2015

Japan Supports WFP Food Assistance To Vulnerable Palestinians In Gaza

RAMALLAH – The government of Japan has recently announced a US$5 million (JPY 606.3 million) donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the most vulnerable Palestinian families living in Gaza.

Purchase for Progress
2 April 2015

WFP Hands Over Five Warehouses To Ethiopian Cooperative Unions

BUTAJIRA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over five pre-fabricated warehouses to cooperative unions in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, one of Ethiopia’s largest grain-producing areas, as part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative (P4P).

ED - E.Cousin
1 April 2015

UN World Food Programme Executive Director Visits Malawi

LILONGWE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin is making a two-day trip to Malawi from today.
31 March 2015

Vulnerable Afghans To Receive Saudi Arabian Dates For Ramadan

KABUL – Thousands of Afghan students and their families will be receiving dates in the coming months, thanks to a contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

School Meals
30 March 2015

WFP Pilots Supplementary School Feeding In Madaba, Thanks To Canadian Support

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Royal Health Awareness Society and the Ministry of Education, has started a pilot project to provide school meals to around 2,300 students in 10 public schools in Madaba governorate in central Jordan.

ED - E.Cousin
30 March 2015

WFP Executive Director Calls On International Community To Stand By The Syrian People

WFP Statement

ROME/KUWAIT CITY – The United Nation World Food Programme is extremely grateful to the State of Kuwait for its very generous support to food assistance operations throughout the Syria emergency.  We thank the Emir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, for his leadership in mobilizing the donor community to provide much needed support.

ED - E.Cousin
30 March 2015

WFP Executive Director To Call For Greater Syria Funding At Kuwait Conference

KUWAIT CITY – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will attend the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria on Tuesday, 31 March, in Kuwait City to mobilize donor support and engage humanitarian partners in the long-term recovery and food security of the Syrian people.

Responding to Emergencies
27 March 2015

Food Reaches All Cyclone-Affected Islands In Vanuatu

BANGKOK/PORT VILA– Two weeks after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, food has reached all 22 cyclone-affected islands for more than 160,000 people. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the government-led relief effort by organizing distributions, logistics services, and providing extra food to supplement government food packages where necessary.

27 March 2015

UN And Government Of Sri Lanka Launch Multi-Sector Initiative Against Undernutrition

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a joint project in support of Government policy to fight undernutrition in Sri Lanka. The ‘Scaling Up Nutrition through Multi-Sector Approach’ was launched on 18 March 2015 at the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine under the auspices of Honorable Dr. Rajith Senarathne, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, D. M. R. B. Dissanayke, Secretary to the Ministry, Ismail Omer, Representative and Country Director of WFP Sri Lanka and representatives from FAO.

27 March 2015

Nepal Opens First Humanitarian Staging Area, Built With Government & UK Aid Support

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal have today inaugurated the country’s first Humanitarian Staging Area at the Tribhuvan International Airport.


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