News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

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 ...
School Meals
5 June 2009

Global Walk to End World Hunger

Rome -- This Sunday, thousands of people around the globe will join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its major corporate partners, TNT, Unilever and DSM, in a walk to raise awareness and money to feed hungry ...
Responding to Emergencies
4 June 2009

Food Provides Critical Lifeline and Stability for Pakistan Displaced

ROME -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is streaming critically needed food assistance to more than two million displaced people in Pakistan and helping to bring stability to the region through an innovative ...
Students And Teachers
2 June 2009

New Hunger Platform Launched to Enlighten Youth

ROME -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the first interactive web platform devoted to informing and educating students and teachers on hunger issues using a wealth of materials to encourage ...


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