News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

19 March 2015

WFP Prioritizes Most Needy Syrian Refugees For Food Assistance In Jordanian Communities

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that its food assistance for Syrian refugees living in Jordanian communities will be prioritized further to make sure support goes to those most in need.

18 March 2015

Japan Supports WFP Food Assistance For Communities Affected By The Iraqi Crisis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$11.5 million from the Government of Japan for emergency food assistance to support more than 1 million conflict-affected Iraqis displaced inside their country.

School Meals
18 March 2015

WFP Provides Nutritious Meals To School Children In Southern Iraq

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today it is collaborating with the government to implement a school meals programme in Thi Qar, distributing nutritious meals to 21,000 vulnerable primary school children across 73 schools in southern Iraq.

17 March 2015

WFP & Kuwait Host Photo Exhibition Highlighting Partnership To Assist Syrians In Crisis

ROME – A photographic exhibition opened today at the headquarters of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, showcasing the vital assistance brought to the people of Syria through the strong partnership between the State of Kuwait and WFP.

17 March 2015

Japan Supports WFP Projects Empowering Rural Kyrgyz Women

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$490,000 contribution from the Government of Japan to support women-led businesses and smallholder women farmers in the Kyrgyz Republic.

13 March 2015

As Syria Conflict Enters A Fifth Year, What Does It Take To End The Crisis And End The Suffering?

The appalling crisis in Syria is entering a fifth year. A crisis that continues to exact an unconscionable human cost. A crisis that the international community has failed to stop.

ED - E.Cousin
13 March 2015

UNDP Administrator Clark And WFP ED Cousin Discuss Development And Humanitarian Needs In Myanmar

YANGON - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with government officials in Nay Pyi Taw, and visited Sittwe, in Rakhine State, on a two-day visit to Myanmar this week.

ED - E.Cousin
12 March 2015

Global Campaign Asks #WhatDoesItTake To End Syria Crisis

(New York, 11 March 2015) – More than 200,000 people have been killed since the Syria crisis began in March 2011. The UN estimates that 12.2 million people need some form of humanitarian assistance, while more than 11 million have been forced to flee their homes.

11 March 2015

World Health Organization And World Food Programme Join Forces To Reach Zero Ebola Cases

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases in West Africa. The platform also establishes an alert and response infrastructure for future crises.

Disaster Risk Reduction
11 March 2015

Disaster Risk Reduction Crucial For Meeting Future Hunger Challenges

ROME/TOKYO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will attend the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) 14-18 March in Sendai, Japan.


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