News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

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 ...
Fight Against HIV/AIDS
11 August 2009

WFP: Food And Nutrition Boost Effectiveness Of HIV Treatment

BANGKOK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today highlighted the importance of nutrition support for people living with HIV (PLHIV) at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific ...
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, ...


Fighting Hunger Worldwide