News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

26 September 2009

Statement by WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, on Project Laserbeam

Today, WFP is uniting with leading food multinationals to focus like a laserbeam on the urgent challenge of child malnutrition.

25 September 2009

Global Companies Join Forces With WFP To End Hunger

NEW YORK -- The UN World Food Programme today announced a groundbreaking multi-million dollar programme which harnesses the power of leading multinational companies to work together to end hunger and malnutrition among ...
School Meals
24 September 2009

Bob Dylan Partners With The World Food Programme

'Christmas in the Heart' CD gives half a million school meals to hungry kids worldwide
Focus on Women
23 September 2009

Statement By WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, On Nutrition

The world of nutrition is evolving. We now know that the effects of under-nutrition are irreversible if a child under two years-old does not receive enough nutritious food. This makes it nearly criminal for the entire world not to act together to counter it.
Climate Change
22 September 2009

Statement By WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, On Climate Change

ROME -- Climate change is about people. Every day we at WFP see the effects of the ravages of weather-related hunger on the people we assist. Every day we see people suffer from droughts and floods. Every year the situation ...
16 September 2009

WFP Chief Warns Of Growing Crisis For World's Hungry

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran released this statement in London.
Responding to Emergencies
14 September 2009

Humanitarian Assistance In Northern Yemen

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
11 September 2009

Hunger Situation Desperate In Guatemala

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
Responding to Emergencies
25 August 2009

WFP Seeks Urgent Assistance As Kenya Sinks Deeper Into Crisis

NAIROBI – After the near total failure of the annual long rains in many parts of Kenya, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for more than US$230 million to provide emergency food assistance over ...
Responding to Emergencies
21 August 2009

WFP Assists Thousands of Newly Displaced People as Conflict Intensifies in Yemen

SA’ADA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing emergency rations to thousands of people displaced by the latest upsurge of fighting in northwestern Yemen – as funds for its ...


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