News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
26 November 2013

By Air, Land And Sea, Food Assistance Reaches Outlying Areas Hit By Typhoon Haiyan

TACLOBAN, Philippines – As assessments of the devastation wreaked by Super-Typhoon Haiyan highlight the immediate need to provide food assistance to all affected communities, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extending its reach with airlifts, ferry services and trucks.

Cash and Vouchers
25 November 2013

WFP Iraq Uses Smart Cards To Provide Immediate Cash Assistance

BAGHDAD – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has begun to use smart cards to deliver cash assistance in Iraq to participants in its cash-for-assets projects in Baghdad, Diyala and Ninewah.

22 November 2013

WFP Launches New Nutrition Strategy For Latin America And Caribbean

PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries. 

ED - E.Cousin
22 November 2013

WFP Executive Director Commends Joint Initiatives With The Government Of India In The Fight Against Hunger And Malnutrition

NEW DELHI – At the end of a two-day visit to India, the UN World Food Programme’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has congratulated the Government of India for the National Food Security Act that has made the right to food legally enforceable.

21 November 2013

WFP Marks 50 Years Of Fighting Hunger In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today marks 50 years of providing crucial food assistance to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Sudan.

21 November 2013

WFP Receives A Contribution From India In Support Of Yemen’s Poorest Households

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a US$1.8 million contribution from the Government of India that will support 121,300 of the most vulnerable people in Yemen for the next six months.
21 November 2013

WFP Welcomes Japan’s Continued Support For Food Insecure Palestinians

RAMALLAH – The Government of Japan today renewed its commitment to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), contributing US$3.4 million (JPY 340 million) in support of the most vulnerable, food-insecure Palestinians in the West Bank.

For Companies
20 November 2013

Tackle Hunger Extended To Rugby World Cup 2015

DUBLIN - The International Rugby Board and the United Nations World Food Programme have announced an extension to the successful Tackle Hunger partnership to deliver an unprecedented platform of activation and awareness to help tackle hunger worldwide in the run up to and throughout Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.
ED - E.Cousin
20 November 2013

WFP Executive Director Visiting India To Hold High-Level Governmental Meetings

ROME/NEW DELHI – The UN World Food Programme’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has arrived in New Delhi for a 2-day visit to India. Her trip to the capital will focus on WFP-supported local solutions that are helping battle malnutrition.

Responding to Emergencies
19 November 2013

WFP And The Armenian Ministry Of Diaspora To Provide Emergency Food Assistance To Syrian Armenians

YEREVAN – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) began this week providing assistance to 5,000 Syrian Armenians displaced from Syria who have sought protection in Armenia. The 6-month-assistance project is funded the government of the Russian Federation.


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