News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Contributions to WFP
31 March 2011

LG Electronics And WFP: How Technology Can Help End Hunger

SEOUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and LG Electronics today announced a bold new initiative which will bring the fight against hunger into homes around the world thanks to the very latest in digital technology.

29 March 2011

Visit to Kenya by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran

Rome – Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), will make a five-day visit to Kenya to attend high-level UN meetings and visit three camps at Dadaab in northeastern Kenya with 320,000 mostly Somali refugees.

Contributions to WFP
25 March 2011

India Donates US$1 Million To Help Hungry In Democratic People's Republic Of Korea

NEW DELHI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous donation of US$1 million from the Government of India for its operation to reach the most vulnerable children and their mothers in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

School Meals
23 March 2011

Healthy Food At School - The Lao Way

VIENTIANE – For the first time in Lao PDR, close to 1,000 primary school children will receive a healthy and balanced school lunch prepared from foods bought at their local market.  Their village schools are the first to participate in a new Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) project implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Lao PDR. The pilot is generously supported by the Australian Government, who made funding available to conduct a baseline survey, support programme design and produce training materials.

22 March 2011

WFP Steps Up Food Assistance On Libyan Borders, Moves In Supplies

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up provision of food to hungry people crossing Libya’s borders, while airlifting and pre-positioning portable warehouses and office equipment as part of regional contingency plans.

Responding to Emergencies
22 March 2011

WFP Logistic Expertise Supports Relief to Japan Quake Victims

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a logistics operation to support the Government of Japan’s delivery of relief items to victims of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

WFP Ambassadors
17 March 2011

Jang Dong Gun Makes Major Donation To WFP Response In Japan

SEOUL – Actor Jang Dong Gun, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger in the Republic of Korea, has shown his solidarity with the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami crisis with a generous donation of 200 million Korean won (about US$180,000) to the WFP relief effort.

17 March 2011

WFP Steps Up Operation To Provide Nourishing Meals On The Tunisian - Libyan Border

RAS JEDIR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up assistance to people fleeing the violence in Libya with the provision of more than 15,000 daily hot meals cooked in a transit camp along the Libyan Tunisian border.

WFP Ambassadors
16 March 2011

George Stroumboulopoulos: WFP's First Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger

TORONTO - George Stroumboulopoulos was named “Canadian Ambassador Against Hunger” on Tuesday for the world’s biggest humanitarian agency, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

14 March 2011

WFP Lays Foundation Stone Of Humanitarian Logistics Base In Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – A ceremony was held today to lay the foundation stone of a new United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Humanitarian Logistics Base on 40,000 square meters of land made available to WFP by the Government of Djibouti.


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