News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

7 July 2016

Canada’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs Confirms Strong Partnership With WFP

ROME – Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, today met Ertharin Cousin,  Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to discuss their strong partnership and ongoing commitment to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.

6 July 2016

UN Seeks To Boost Response To El Niño's Dire Impact In Africa And Asia/Pacific, Urges La Niña Preparedness

Combined efforts to prevent further human suffering, strengthen resilience and safeguard livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide must be rapidly ramped-up by governments and the international community, United Nations (UN) leaders said today. More than 60 million people worldwide, about 40 million in East and Southern Africa alone, are projected to be food insecure due to the impact of the El Niño climate event.

4 July 2016

Engans Give ‘Wantok’ Welcome To UN World Food Programme And Partners As Rice Reaches 45,795 People

PORT MORESBY – A convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Government and UN partners reached Pilikambi Rural Local Level Government (LLG) last week to monitor food distributions to communities affected by El-Nino-related drought and frost. Officials were welcomed as ‘wantoks’— a Tok Pisin phrase meaning ‘close comrades’ – as several hundred Engan tribe members, local leaders and local government officials celebrated the convoy’s arrival.

1 July 2016

WFP Extends Food Assistance In Eastern Ukraine Until End Of Year

KIEV – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will extend its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to provide more than 280,000 conflict-affected people in the region with food assistance until the end of 2016.
1 July 2016

Lanao Del Norte Student Wins WFP Children’s Design Competition 2016

LANAO DEL NORTE – Nasif Cali, a Grade 6 student from Denaig Elementary School, Poona Piagapo, Lanao del Norte, is one of 20 students from across the globe to win the international Children’s Design Competition 2016 organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

1 July 2016

WFP And Sudanese NGO To Promote Food Security And Nutrition In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Talawiet Organization for Development (TOD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the promotion of food security and nutrition in eastern Sudan.

30 June 2016

To Reduce El Niño's Impact On Central America's Dry Corridor, Build Resilience And Invest In Sustainable Agriculture

UN meeting urges long-term development action for food security, safeguarding livelihoods

29 June 2016

Unprecedented Level Of Food Insecurity In South Sudan, UN Agencies Warn

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

28 June 2016

Germany Supports WFP In Tackling Undernutrition In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €15 million (approximately US$16.9 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to help WFP treat and prevent moderate malnutrition among more than 660,000 children under five, and pregnant and nursing mothers.

27 June 2016

Syrian Farmers In Tartous Revive Tomato Harvest With Support From WFP And FAO

DAMASCUS – Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the year with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).


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