News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

12 February 2014

WFP Executive Board Approves Two-Year Relief And Recovery Operation In Yemen

ROME –  The governing body of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the WFP Executive Board, has approved a two-year, US$491-million operation, aimed at supporting a gradual shift from relief food assistance to promoting recovery and building resilience and livelihoods among vulnerable and food-insecure people in Yemen.

11 February 2014

United States Provides More Help For Zimbabwe’s Hungry Families

UMGUZA, Zimbabwe – The United States is providing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with an additional US$4 million to support vulnerable families suffering from the effects of drought and consecutive poor harvests in Zimbabwe.
11 February 2014

Sweden And Finland Give More Than US$8 million For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed contributions from Sweden and Finland of US$6.9 million (45,000,000 SEK) and US$ 1.3 million (€1,000,000) respectively to support refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in Kenya as well as the Kenyan host community.

Responding to Emergencies
10 February 2014

WFP Executive Director Demands Safe Access To Vulnerable Civilians In All Communities Inside Syria

 “The last few days have been agonizing for people in the Old City of Homs and the humanitarian aid workers who have risked their lives to get food, medical supplies and other essentials into the City after more than 600 days of besiegement.

Responding to Emergencies
7 February 2014

Three Months After Yolanda, WFP’s Support Boosts Recovery For Survivors

MANILA/TACLOBAN – Three months after Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, devastated the Philippines, more than 2.8 million people have received emergency food and nutrition support through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of the Philippines, NGOs and UN agencies. In the coming weeks and months, WFP will help families rebuild their livelihoods while continuing to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable.

Responding to Emergencies
4 February 2014

WFP Airlifts Bring Aid To Most Vulnerable In Northeast Syria Amid Growing Challenges

QAMISHLI, Syria –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started airlifting on Tuesday enough food to feed close to 30,000 displaced people for a month from Iraq to Qamishli in northeast Syria amid growing problems in reaching people, especially in conflict and besieged areas.

3 February 2014

Russia Helps WFP Support Food-Insecure Families In Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK – The Government of the Russian Federation has announced its renewed commitment to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), contributing US$3 million to support the most food-insecure families in the Kyrgyz Republic through community projects.

3 February 2014

Russia Supports WFP Operations In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$2 million contribution from the Russian Federation that will support WFP’s food distributions in Sudan.

31 January 2014

WFP Welcomes Japan Contribution To Assist Zimbabwe’s Poor & Hungry Families

MASVINGO – At a ceremony in Masvingo today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanked the Ambassador of Japan, Yonezo Fukuda, for his country’s donation of US$4.2 million to boost food and nutrition security among some of the poorest families in Zimbabwe. 

30 January 2014

Buying From Small Farmers Boosts The Economy And Helps Meet Food Needs Of Haiti’s Poor, Says WFP Regional Director

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Purchasing food produced by small farmers in Haiti to help meet local people’s food needs while boosting the economy is a pillar of the United Nations World Food Programme’s strategy in this Caribbean nation, said the new WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto.


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