News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Food For Assets
3 August 2009

EU Food Facility Grant to Increase Farmers' Productivity

BRUSSELS - Small-scale farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America are to receive a productivity boost through United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) projects supported by a donation of more than €34 million from the ...
31 July 2009

Aid Flights Could Be Grounded Due To Funding Shortage

ROME – The humanitarian air service run by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is struggling to keep its planes flying in parts of Africa due to a dramatic shortage of funds.  The flights carry aid workers to remote ...
WFP Ambassadors
20 July 2009

John Kufuor Leads Effort to Fight Global Hunger Among Schoolchildren

LONDON - The former Ghanaian president, John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, has today been named a Global Ambassador against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  He joins an elite team of celebrities, ...
Responding to Emergencies
7 July 2009

WFP Commends G8 Leaders' Focus on Food Security; Urges Support for Hunger Needs of World's Poorest

ROME – As leaders at the G8 summit in L’Aquila gather to discuss global food security, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is urging a twin-track approach to food security, supporting long-term ...
1 July 2009

First WFP Food Rations Provided To Pakistan Returnees

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing monthly food rations to families returning home to Pakistan’s tribal areas following the recent upsurge in fighting in the ...
Food Security Analysis
25 June 2009

Zimbabwe: Higher Production but Food Insecurity Persists

ROME – High food insecurity persists in Zimbabwe in spite of improvements in agricultural production and a more liberal import policy this year, according to a report issued today by the United Nations Food and ...
19 June 2009

1.02 Billion People Hungry

One sixth of humanity undernourished – more than ever before
18 June 2009

Formula 1 Team Races Against Hunger

LONDON – Panasonic Toyota Racing Formula 1 drivers will team up with the world’s largest humanitarian agency to fight world hunger on Sunday (June 21) at the British Grand Prix. Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock are ...
Aid professionals
16 June 2009

WFP Executive Director to Receive Prestigious Marisa Bellisario Award

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will receive the Marisa Bellisario Mela d’Oro International award for her commitment to fighting global hunger and ...
14 June 2009

WFP Statement On Bomb Blast In Peshawar

Issued 10 June 2009.


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