News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

14 November 2014

WFP Thanks China For Its Support In The Fight Against Ebola Virus Disease In West Africa

BEIJING – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is especially thankful for the timely and generous assistance provided by the Chinese government, which has supported WFP’s food assistance as well as sending medical experts and equipment at this very difficult time, to halt the advance of Ebola Virus Disease.
13 November 2014

Germany Boosts Nutrition & Resilience Efforts For Malawi’s Vulnerable Communities

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed two contributions from the government of Germany totalling €2.6 million. Part of the donation, €395,900 (about 240 million MWK), is for nutrition assistance, and the remaining €2,250,000 (about 1.4 billion MWK) will help build resilience over a four-year period in some of Malawi’s most food insecure districts.

11 November 2014

President Of The Republic Of Ghana And The President Of The Italian Chamber Of Deputies Visit Rome HQ, Celebrate WFP’s Work

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today celebrated the support and firm commitments of Ghana and Italy to its emergency responses and to the global movement to end hunger – the Zero Hunger Challenge.

11 November 2014

WFP Launches Food Voucher Programme For Displaced Iraqis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing food vouchers to assist half a million Iraqis displaced by the conflict in Iraq. This new scheme empowers recipients to choose their own food and prioritise their own needs.

11 November 2014

Ebola Crisis: WFP Humanitarian Flight To Guinea Departs From UNHRD Base In Brindisi

BRINDISI – A flight carrying humanitarian supplies to support the Ebola response departed for Guinea this morning from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi.

Responding to Emergencies
10 November 2014

Germany Provides €24 Million To Help WFP Meet Critical Food Needs In Ebola Crisis

BERLIN/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received €24 million (more than US$ 30 million) from the government of Germany to support the increasing need for food assistance to more than one million people affected by the Ebola virus epidemic.

School Meals
10 November 2014

WFP Thanks Japan For School Feeding Support

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen today expressed its thanks for a donation of US$5.3 million (JPY580 million) to support on-site school feeding up to the end of the current school year. The donation was confirmed at a signing ceremony in Rome on 7 November.

10 November 2014

WFP Welcomes Cross-Border Humanitarian Deliveries To South Sudan Via Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the safe arrival of the first convoy of food assistance moved through Sudan to South Sudan.
10 November 2014

Ethiopian Student Wins Global Children’s “Zero Hunger” Design Competition

MEKELE – Fourteen-year-old Guush Gebrehiwot has been named as one of the winners in a global children's design competition organised by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

10 November 2014

European Union’s Continued Generosity Helps WFP Feed Millions Of Displaced Syrians

AMMAN – On behalf of millions of Syrians affected by the protracted crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed another generous contribution from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) towards its life-saving response.


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