News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

3 June 2016

WFP Partners With Timor-Leste Medical Supply Agency To Bring Specialised Nutritious Food To Women And Children

DILI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with Timor-Leste’s Medical and Pharmaceutical Supply Agency (SAMES) to ensure that mothers and children get specialized nutritious food in a timely and efficient manner.

2 June 2016

WFP Delivers Food To 56,000 Bangladesh Flood Victims After Cyclone Roanu

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is mobilising emergency food assistance for nearly 56,000 people in southern Bangladesh, about a week after the area was hit by Cyclone Roanu.


1 June 2016

Germany Supports WFP In Tackling Undernutrition & Building Resilience In Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the Federal Republic of Germany's contribution of eight million Euros (US$ 8.9 million) for the period 2016-2021 to support the resilience of rural communities through prevention and treatment of undernutrition, including behaviour change communication activities.
1 June 2016

Canada Supports WFP’s Work Towards Zero Hunger In Ghana

ACCRA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of CAD 20 million (US$ 15 million) from the Government of Canada to implement a programme linking nutrition, agriculture and food processing which will assist almost 1 million people over the next five years.
30 May 2016

In The Sahel Region Of Chad, Half The Population Faces Hunger

N’DJAMENA – New data on food security in the Sahelian belt of Chad shows half the population - around two million people - face hunger and more than a quarter of these people are severely food insecure, needing external assistance to meet their minimum daily food needs, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

School Meals
30 May 2016

More School Children To Receive WFP Take-Home Food Rations In Sierra Leone

FREETOWN - More than 326,000 school children will receive take-home food rations this academic year as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) expands its assistance from 1,000 to 1,415 primary schools across the country to support efforts to get and keep children in school post-Ebola.

30 May 2016

60,000 Filipino School Children Receive Dates From The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

MANILA – In time for the holy month of Ramadan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) is donating 30 metric tonnes of dates to school children in conflict-affected areas in Central Mindanao through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

26 May 2016

WFP Commends Bhutan On Roadmap For National School Meals Programme

Thimpu – Bhutan has made impressive steps towards establishing a nationally-owned, sustainable school meals programme, a senior official of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said in a meeting on Tuesday with Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

26 May 2016

WFP Launches Arabic Version Of Award -Winning ShareTheMeal App To Feed Syrian Refugee Children During Ramadan

ROME – Smartphone users in the Arabic-speaking world can help feed Syrian refugee children in Lebanon with just a tap on their mobile phones through the innovative ShareTheMeal application, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today.

Contributions to WFP
25 May 2016

Saudi Arabian Dates Will Boost Nutrition Among School Children in Nicaragua

MANAGUA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nicaragua received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some 234 Metric Tons of dates, a nutritious fruit with a high nutritional content and numerous health benefit, for its distribution among Nicaraguan school children. 


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