News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

25 April 2017

The King And Queen Of Spain Visit The WFP Logistics Base In Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA– Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain today visited for the first time, the Logistics Base of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the occasion of their official trip to Canarias to see first-hand the projects related to social and economic development of the islands.

25 April 2017

Race Against Time To Save Millions Of Lives In Yemen

AMMAN/SANA’A - The continuing violence in Yemen is fuelling one of the worst hunger crises in the world, with nearly 7 million people not knowing where their next meal will come from and in desperate need of food assistance. Nearly 2.2 million children are malnourished, including half a million who are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death if they do not receive urgent care and specialized treatment.

24 April 2017

Japan Plays Key Role In Supporting Food And Nutrition Security In Malawi

LILONGWE – The Government of Japan has made a US$3.7 million contribution to food and nutrition security activities run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF in Malawi. Of this sum, US$2.57 million went to WFP and US$1.13 million to UNICEF.
21 April 2017

WFP Air-Lifts Life-Saving Supplies To People Struck By Drought In Somalia

DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today air-lifted life-saving food supplies to drought-stricken Somalia for the most vulnerable people, particularly children, who are displaced from their homes and have no access to food or cooking facilities.

19 April 2017

United States Funding Helps WFP Provide Vital Nutrition Support In Mozambique

MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes an additional US$2.7 million contribution from the United States to support pregnant and nursing women, and people living with HIV (PLHIV) or TB on anti-retroviral treatment. The funding will be used to buy, transport and distribute fortified blended food for the treatment of malnutrition among these vulnerable groups, whose situation has been made worse by the recent drought.

18 April 2017

Community Based Disaster Risk Management And School Safety Programmes Launched In Balochistan

QUETTA - The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) - Balochistan in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan launched two new programmes aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Balochistan – Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and School Safety programmes.
14 April 2017

WFP Condemns Killing Of Three Workers In Wau, South Sudan

JUBA – The World Food Programme was horrified to learn that three workers contracted as porters by WFP’s office in Wau, South Sudan, were killed during violence that wracked the city earlier this week

13 April 2017

Australia Announces Funding To Improve Nutrition In Pakistan

The Australian Government today announced additional support worth one million dollars to the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Pakistan to improve nutrition, eliminate hunger and attain food security by fortifying food.
12 April 2017

WFP, RFMF, Navy And NDMO Host Training In Suva To Boost Radio Lifelines In Emergencies

SUVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in its role as lead of the Pacific Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), has joined with the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to support a High Frequency Radio Communication System training course. High Frequency (HF) radio is a technology that provides backup communications capability during emergencies when other communication systems may be down.

12 April 2017

WFP Launches New Emergency Operation In Yemen To Feed Millions On Brink Of Famine

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is scaling up its emergency food operations in Yemen to provide food assistance to up to 9 million people who urgently need food assistance in one of the world’s worst hunger crises.


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