News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

18 May 2016

The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Maintains Support To WFP Humanitarian Operation In Refugee Camps Near Tindouf

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of dates this month from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, valued at US$516,000, which arrived at the port of Oran to support WFP humanitarian food assistance to Sahrawi refugees

17 May 2016

NAADS, WFP To Build Grain Stores To Benefit 4,000 Farming Families In 10 Districts Of Uganda

KAMPALA – The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed an agreement to construct 10 community-level grain stores in 10 districts of Uganda over the next four months in an effort to address grain storage challenges nationally while enhancing small-scale farmers’ access to quality produce markets.

16 May 2016

Switzerland Supports WFP Projects In Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Switzerland worth 2.4 million Swiss Francs (US$2.4 million) to support WFP’s early recovery and safety-net activities aimed at improving household food security across Sudan.
13 May 2016

Food Quality And Management Training Helps Prepare For Emergencies And Combat Waste

KATHMANDU – A four-day training programme on emergency preparedness and capacity building on food safety and quality management systems, organised by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Kathmandu, brought together representatives from the government, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector to explore how they can work together to combat food waste in Nepal and to address challenges in delivering food to affected populations when disaster strikes.
6 May 2016

United States Supports World Food Programme Operations In Sudan

PORT SUDAN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival of a U.S. vessel carrying a food contribution worth approximately US$37 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
4 May 2016

WFP And OCHA Boost Partnership To Share And Visualize Food Security Data

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are boosting wider understanding of how families in conflict-torn Yemen struggle with persistent food insecurity, through a new interactive visualization of data captured by mobile technology and shared on an open source platform.

3 May 2016

UN Agencies Welcome Japan’s Generous Contributions To Development And Humanitarian Activities In Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – United Nations agencies today welcomed the generous contributions made by the Government of Japan to their operations in Myanmar. The four agencies – the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – received a total of JPY 3.76 billion (approximately USD 31.7 million) in contributions. This timely injection of funding will enable the agencies to continue and advance their development and humanitarian activities in Myanmar.

2 May 2016

WFP Provides Logistics Support To Boost Earthquake Response In Japan

Yokohama – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing logistics support to Kumamoto prefecture in south-western Japan as local authorities come to the aid of those affected by strong earthquakes on 14 and 16 April.
1 May 2016

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates For Thousands Of Bangladesh Schoolchildren

DHAKA - Many of Bangladesh’s poorest students and their families are receiving dates, thanks to a contribution from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, or KSrelief, to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

29 April 2016

XPRIZE And UN Announce Global Partnership To Empower Children’s Learning Through Technology

DODOMA, TANZANIA – The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a new partnership for the US$15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE – a five-year competition challenging teams to develop open-source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. XPRIZE, a non-profit organization, is the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive prize competitions for the benefit of humanity.


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