News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

12 September 2017

WFP Scales Up Food Distributions To People Fleeing Violence In Myanmar

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme is responding to the urgent food needs of tens of thousands of hungry people arriving in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh as they flee violence and unrest in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

12 September 2017

World Bank Donates US$50 million to Fight Hunger and Malnutrition in South Sudan

JUBA, September 12, 2017 – Three United Nations agencies leading the response to a dire hunger and nutrition crisis in South Sudan today welcomed a US$50 million donation from the World Bank to address food insecurity and malnutrition in the country.
9 September 2017

Clemson, Auburn Tackle Hunger With World Food Programme

The two arch-rivals face off on the gridiron this weekend in one of the year’s most hotly anticipated college football games, but Clemson University and Auburn University are united off the field in their support for the World Food Programme's mission to defeat one of the world’s greatest problems – the scourge of hunger.

7 September 2017

The Government Of Guinea-Bissau, WFP And Partners To Study Economic Toll Of Malnutrition In Guinea-Bissau

BISSAU – The Government of Guinea-Bissau, supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is today lanching a comprehensive study into the impact of child undernutrition on Guinea-Bissau’s social life and economic performance.

6 September 2017

WFP Chief Calls For Stepped-Up Efforts To Overcome Northeast Nigerian Crisis

ABUJA — After talks with top officials and people left destitute by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley today hailed the massive and joint push by Nigerian authorities and humanitari-an workers to save lives, but warned the momentum must continue in the face of a complex and challenging emergency.

6 September 2017

WFP Gets Ready To Respond To “Extremely Dangerous” Hurricane Irma In The Caribbean

PORT AU PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is preparing to provide emergency assistance to the people of Haiti should the country be hit by Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded. The Category 5 storm, described as “extremely dangerous” by the United States’ National Hurricane Centre, was due to pass over the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday. It could make landfall in the US state of Florida at the weekend.

6 September 2017

WFP Provides Food To People Fleeing Myanmar Violence

DHAKA – WFP is distributing food to people fleeing into Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. An estimated 146,000 people have streamed across the border into the district of Cox’s Bazar since 25 August.

6 September 2017

UN to launch new report on world hunger and nutrition

FAO headquarters, 15 September 2017, 12:30 CEST

5 September 2017

Japan Donation Boosts Food And Nutrition Security In Lesotho

MASERU – The Japanese government has contributed US$1.1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) food assistance to some 61,000 food insecure children in Lesotho.

5 September 2017

WFP Welcomes US$21 Million Contribution From China For Emergency Food Assistance Across Eight Countries

BEIJING – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises across eight countries in Africa and Asia.


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