News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

12 November 2013

WFP Supports Ministry Of Health To Build Provincial And District Staff Capacity In Lao PDR

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has donated 24 sets of computers and printers and 80 motorbikes valued at US$162,000 to the Ministry as part of continuing cooperation with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen the Ministry’s provincial and district staff capacity for programme implementation and monitoring.

Responding to Emergencies
11 November 2013

WFP Mounts Logistics Response For People Hit By Typhoon Haiyan

MANILA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is mobilising food and  logistics supplies and communications equipment to assist the Government-led emergency response to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

11 November 2013

WFP, Government Inaugurate Grain Equipment For Smallholder Farmer Groups In Jinja

JINJA – In a commissioning ceremony today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Government of Uganda put grain processing equipment into service to help small-scale farmers in the Jinja area to improve the quality of their grain, store it more safely and access markets.

9 November 2013

WFP Mobilises To Assist Philippines Government In Aftermath Of Typhoon Haiyan

MANILA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up its operation in the Philippines, deploying emergency assistance to support the Government to help people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

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Responding to Emergencies
8 November 2013

Conflict In Central African Republic Puts More Than A Million At Risk Of Hunger

BANGUI – A recent study has found that 1.1 million people in the Central African Republic (CAR) risk going hungry and warns the situation could worsen because of poor harvests and a drastic slowdown in economic activity following months of violence.

Responding to Emergencies
6 November 2013

China Contributes US$2 Million To WFP’s Response Inside Syria

DAMASCUS - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made a generous contribution of US$2 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency food assistance programme that is currently supporting four million conflict- affected people inside Syria.

31 October 2013

Shortage Of Funds Forces WFP To Reduce Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have announced that beginning on 1 November, WFP will be forced to reduce food rations for more than half a million refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps due to lack of resources.

Cash and Vouchers
28 October 2013

Germany Helps WFP Strengthen Food Security Through Vouchers In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of €1 million (US$2.3 million) from Germany towards its operations which plans to provide assistance to more than 700,000 people in Darfur and the eastern and central regions through vouchers during 2013.

28 October 2013

Japan’s Contributions Help WFP Provide Emergency Food Assistance To Syrians In Need

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a fresh contribution package totalling US$4.9 million from the Government of Japan towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting more than 800,000 conflict-affected Syrians, including internally displaced persons and refugees.

24 October 2013

WFP And Government Expand Cooked School Meals Initiative To Northern Bangladesh

DHAKA – More than 6,000 children in Islampur Upazila under Jamalpur District will receive cooked meals at school by January 2014 through an initiative launched today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Bangladesh, with funding from the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID).



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