News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

2 June 2014

Japan Supports Smallholder Farmers In Sierra Leone

FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$1.2 million from the Government of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to support smallholder farmers in the Port Loko District of Sierra Leone.

28 May 2014

WFP Support For Vulnerable Children In Madagascar May Face Cutbacks Due To Lack Of Funding

ANTANANARIVO – Support from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for orphans and vulnerable children in Madagascar’s poorest and most food insecure areas may be reduced in the next school year due to lack of funding.

ED - E.Cousin
23 May 2014

WFP Executive Director Commends Republic Of Korea On Taking Up Zero Hunger Challenge

SEOUL – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today concluded a two-day mission to the Republic of Korea with a formal launch of the Zero Hunger Challenge in Seoul.

22 May 2014

Australia Donates $2.7 Million To WFP To Help Build Resilience In Sindh

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Australia of US$2.7 million for livelihood activities in Sindh.

20 May 2014

Germany Contributes €10 million To WFP For Hungry Families In Yemen

SANA’A – At a signing ceremony at Yemen’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Government of Germany agreed to contribute €10 million (US$13.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help severely food insecure households across the country with food distributions and cash disbursements.
WFP Ambassadors
19 May 2014

Jose Mourinho Joins Push For Zero Hunger As New WFP Ambassador

LONDON – One of the world’s most successful football managers, Jose Mourinho, has been announced as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme.  Mourinho, who is currently the manager of Chelsea Football Club in the English Premier League, will use his status to raise awareness about WFP’s life-saving work and champion the Zero Hunger Challenge which aims to eliminate hunger in our lifetimes.

Responding to Emergencies
19 May 2014

WFP Scales Up Emergency Response To Flood Victims In The Balkans

BELGRADE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today sent a second batch of emergency relief items to Serbia where severe floods have affected some 600,000 people, following the heaviest rains the Balkans have witnessed in 120 years.

19 May 2014

WFP Begins Its Support To Jordan’s National School Feeding Project

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started today distributing locally produced date bars enriched with vitamins and minerals as part of Jordan’s national school feeding programme.

16 May 2014

Building Resilience Critical to End Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Global conference offers new research and commitments to address threat of rising shocks to global food system
Responding to Emergencies
16 May 2014

Cross-Border Convoy Moves Food Aid Into Northeast Syria As Access Constraints Intensify

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme has started moving more food supplies from Turkey into northeast Syria through the Nusaybin border crossing point to assist displaced families cut off from food supplies in Al-Hassakeh governorate.


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