News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Hunger in the news
31 January 2012

WFP Responds To Growing Needs Among Tens Of Thousands Affected By Conflict In South Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has scaled up food assistance to reach 80,000 people affected by the recent escalation of inter-communal violence in Jonglei State, in the eastern part of South Sudan.

27 January 2012

WFP - Investing In Indonesia's Future By Fighting Under- Nutrition

Marking 2012 National Nutrition Day of Indonesia, WFP in Indonesia is highlighting its partnership with the Government in the fight against under-nutrition.

Hunger in the news
26 January 2012

WFP Honours Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu As Champion Against Hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is honouring Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa as a Global Champion in the Battle against Hunger in recognition of his long-time advocacy on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people. WFP will present an award to Archbishop Emeritus Tutu during a dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later today.

Hunger in the news
24 January 2012

WFP Executive Director Travels To World Economic Forum

The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos, Switzerland, beginning on Wednesday, 25 January.

Hunger in the news
23 January 2012

WFP And Logistics Companies Join Forces To Prepare Countries For Disaster Response

Humanitarian organizations and the world’s leading logistics companies have teamed up to conduct the first in a series of assessments to help countries strengthen their ability to respond to emergencies.

Hunger in the news
18 January 2012

WFP Receives A US$31 Million Contribution From Germany To Fight Hunger In Yemen

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a generous US$31.4 million (Euro 23 million) contribution from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for its emergency and life saving programmes in Yemen.

ED - E.Cousin
17 January 2012

WFP Welcomes Appointment Of New Executive Director

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the appointment of Ertharin Cousin as its new Executive Director, following confirmation by the office of the UN Secretary General that she would assume the post at the head of the world’s largest humanitarian agency later this year.

Hunger in the news
17 January 2012

Yum! And WFP Bring Fuel-Efficient Cooking And Kitchens To Schools In Timor-Leste

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Yum! Restaurants International are teaming  up with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education to increase the efficiency of school kitchens, which provide daily hot meals to students.

Hunger in the news
12 January 2012

Two Years After The Earthquake Food Security Is Still A High Priority For Haitians

Two years after the Haiti earthquake, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), with the government and partners, has made significant progress to improve food security. A lot remains to be done and each month, WFP continues to provide food assistance to 1.5 million people.

School Meals
8 January 2012

WFP Tajikistan Holds Conference On Future Of School Meals With Tajik Government

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Tajikistan held a policy conference on school meals as a first step for preparing the country to take over ownership of the project which boosts food security and school attendance. 


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