News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

28 July 2017

Major National Review Recommends Ways Of Ending Hunger In Uganda

KAMPALA – Most of Uganda’s children are going to school hungry and 29 percent of those aged under five are stunted due to poor feeding. Nearly half of all the country’s citizens overall, meanwhile, are consume less calories than they require each day.
26 July 2017

Spain Continues Food Assistance To Western Sahara Refugees In Algeria

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution from the Government of Spain that will be used to provide crucial food assistance to vulnerable refugees from Western Sahara residing in camps in Algeria.

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26 July 2017

Statement by heads of UNICEF, WFP and WHO following visit to Yemen

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros  Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen

25 July 2017

WFP Embarks On New Strategic Plan In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) in Tanzania. It is fully-aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aims to end poverty, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.

25 July 2017

WFP Welcomes Contribution From Italy For Emergency Food Assistance In Libya

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from the Government of Italy that will provide food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict since 2011.
23 July 2017

UN agencies partner with Government of Djibouti in effort to achieve SDGs

DJIBOUTI, 23 July 2017 – World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.

21 July 2017

New Guidelines Launched On Management Of Malnutrition For Filipino Children

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.

20 July 2017

Germany responds to food needs of Sahrawi refugee families in Algeria

ALGIERS – The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €1 million (US$1.1 million) from the Government of Germany that will enable it to continue providing life-saving food assistance to Sahrawi refugees in Algeria.

20 July 2017

Conflict and instability vastly increase cost of feeding hungry world

ROME / GENEVA – A new global report shows how food assistance saves lives in humanitarian crises while addressing the root causes of hunger. World Food Assistance 2017: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead also highlights the huge costs that are linked to poor humanitarian access, instability and inefficient food systems at a time of skyrocketing humanitarian needs amid multiple complex emergencies across the globe.

19 July 2017

United States Donates US$45 Million To Build Resilience During Niger’s Lean Season

NIAMEY - The United States has provided a critical lifeline to more than half a million vulnerable people in Niger during the hungriest time of the year, with an in-kind, US$45 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This will help provide food assistance and enhance resilience-building, including in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.


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