News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

1 July 2009

First WFP Food Rations Provided To Pakistan Returnees

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing monthly food rations to families returning home to Pakistan’s tribal areas following the recent upsurge in fighting in the ...
Food Security Analysis
25 June 2009

Zimbabwe: Higher Production but Food Insecurity Persists

ROME – High food insecurity persists in Zimbabwe in spite of improvements in agricultural production and a more liberal import policy this year, according to a report issued today by the United Nations Food and ...
19 June 2009

1.02 Billion People Hungry

One sixth of humanity undernourished – more than ever before
18 June 2009

Formula 1 Team Races Against Hunger

LONDON – Panasonic Toyota Racing Formula 1 drivers will team up with the world’s largest humanitarian agency to fight world hunger on Sunday (June 21) at the British Grand Prix. Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock are ...
Aid professionals
16 June 2009

WFP Executive Director to Receive Prestigious Marisa Bellisario Award

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will receive the Marisa Bellisario Mela d’Oro International award for her commitment to fighting global hunger and ...
14 June 2009

WFP Statement On Bomb Blast In Peshawar

Issued 10 June 2009.
Responding to Emergencies
12 June 2009

G8: WFP Calls For Urgent Action On Global Hunger

WFP statement
Food Security Analysis
11 June 2009

Households Go Hungry as Financial Crisis Bites

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the results of a ground-breaking five-country study on the effects the financial crisis is having on families, many of whom were already going ...
Responding to Emergencies
9 June 2009

Horn Of Africa Facing Another Year Of Hunger As Millions Battle For Survival

ROME -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that millions of people in the Horn of Africa are once again facing a deadly mix of persistent drought, poor seasonal rains, conflict, and the cost of food ...
Students And Teachers
8 June 2009

United To Fight Child Hunger Across The World

ROME -- Tens of thousands of people yesterday took to the streets in cities around the world to show their support for the work of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the fight against global hunger. The annual ...


Fighting Hunger Worldwide