News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Food Security Analysis
29 April 2011

WFP Launches Emergency Operation to Support 3.5 mln Vulnerable People in DPRK

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an emergency food and nutrition operation to respond to urgent hunger needs among 3.5 million vulnerable people identified in a multi-agency food security survey that was completed  in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) last month.

Responding to Emergencies
26 April 2011

WFP Return To Misrata Delivering Food And Relief To Civilian Population

CAIRO – A ship chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered more than 500 metric tons of food assistance, three ambulances, medical supplies and other relief items on behalf of humanitarian partners to the Libyan town of Misrata. This is the second time this month that a WFP-chartered vessel has delivered food and relief to the people of Misrata.

24 April 2011

Statement On Fatal Attack On WFP Staff Member In Southern Sudan

ROME -- It is with profound sadness that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today confirmed the death of one of its staff members in a fatal attack in Southern Sudan.  

Responding to Emergencies
19 April 2011

WFP Opens Up Critical Humanitarian Corridor To Western Libya

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has established a life-saving humanitarian corridor to populations caught in violence in Western Libya, with the first convoy of trucks already moving food from Tunisia.

Hunger in the news
19 April 2011

Your Meal On Their Plate - WeFeedback Harnesses Social Networks To Feed Hungry Children

ROME – An innovative new social media engagement platform launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is using the power of social media to raise the funds needed to feed tens of thousands of hungry children around the world.

Hunger in the news
15 April 2011

Funding Shortfall Threatens Food Assistance To Millions Of Poor Afghans

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) urgently requires US$257 million to continue providing food and assistance to the 7.3 million vulnerable and food-insecure Afghans it aims to support this year, mainly women and children.

Hunger in the news
14 April 2011

Launch Of Latest Edition Of Ground-Breaking Humanitarian Handbook In South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – The 2011 edition of the Sphere Project’s Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response handbook was launched in Pretoria today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and World Vision International (WVI).

Hunger in the news
13 April 2011

Amadou And Mariam: Ambassadors Against Hunger For WFP And The European Union

Rome - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the internationally acclaimed Malian singers Amadou & Mariam as WFP Ambassadors against Hunger for the European Union.

Cash and Vouchers
12 April 2011

WFP Launches Food Voucher Project In Jalalabad

JALALABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a groundbreaking food voucher project in eastern Afghanistan, helping thousands of hungry people get the food they need to live healthy lives.

Responding to Emergencies
12 April 2011

WFP Launches Airlifts In Expansion Of Operation In Côte D'Ivoire And Liberia

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is planning airlifts in the coming days to provide life-saving food assistance to tens of thousands of internally displaced people in Côte d’Ivoire and Ivorian refugees in neighbouring Liberia.


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