News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

17 October 2016

Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat Launched In Sindh To Combat Malnutrition At Local Level

KARACHI: The Planning and Development Department of the Government of Sindh and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a Secretariat for the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative in Karachi.

17 October 2016

WFP Contributes Nearly US$60 Million To Uganda’s Economy

KAMPALA – As the world marks World Food Day, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda continues to make a meaningful difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people. At the same time, Uganda is playing an increasingly important role in supplying food for WFP’s life-saving operations throughout East Africa. To support that work, WFP has injected nearly US$60 million into the Ugandan economy so far this year through local food purchases, transport contracts and warehousing.
14 October 2016

World Food Day Highlights That Climate Is Changing And That Food And Agriculture Must Too

ROME- The resounding message from this year's World Food Day celebrations in Rome and in many countries is that climate change, hunger and poverty must be addressed together in order to achieve the sustainable development goals set by the international community.

Responding to Emergencies
14 October 2016

WFP Delivering Food Assistance To Survivors Of Hurricane Matthew In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Government of Haiti in providing emergency food assistance to 750,000 people in regions battered by powerful Hurricane Matthew.

13 October 2016

WFP Marks World Food Day With Focus On Bold Partnerships That Spur Change

ROME – To mark World Food Day on 16 October, the World Food Programme (WFP) is highlighting the need for bold and constructive partnerships between governments, business and organizations that will create the requisite momentum towards achieving Zero Hunger and shaping a brighter future for millions of children.

13 October 2016

WFP Provides Cash To Returnees In South Waziristan Agency In Pakistan

PESHAWAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has successfully implemented its first cash-for-work programme for conflict-affected people who have returned to their areas of origin in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).


12 October 2016

New Study Shows Undernutrition Taking A Huge Toll On Chad’s Economy

N’DJAMENA – The economy of Chad is losing some 575.8 billion CFA francs (US$1.2 billion) a year – or 9.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product – to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study launched today in the capital.

12 October 2016

WFP Receives Funding From Japan To Boost Nutrition Among Children In Karamoja

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$2.5 million from the Government of Japan, intended for boosting the nutrition of 50,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Karamoja to prevent child stunting.
11 October 2016

WFP To Provide Food Assistance In Cuba In The Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

HAVANA – The  United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in coordination with the Government is gearing up to deliver food for 180,000 people in the areas of Cuba’s eastern-most province hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew.

10 October 2016

WFP And UK Support Disaster Preparedness In Kyrgyzstan Through A Smart Application

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) today launched an online and mobile application to facilitate real-time management of disaster preparedness and response operations.


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