News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
18 December 2014

WFP Launches Plan To Assist Syrians Affected By Conflict In 2015

BERLIN – As part of the United Nations launch of the Syria Strategic Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience plan for 2015, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today in Berlin for close to US$1.5 billion in 2015 to feed over 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their country and sheltering in neighbouring countries.

17 December 2014

Government of Malawi, United Nations World Food Programme and Partners Respond to Lean Season Hunger

The Government of Malawi together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners are today launching a lean season relief operation to meet the food and nutrition needs of the most vulnerable people affected by low household crop production and high food prices.

17 December 2014

Ebola Leaves Hundreds Of Thousands Facing Hunger In Three Worst-Hit Countries

Lack of access to food in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could threaten over one million people

16 December 2014

Russia & WFP Seal Partnership To End Hunger; Kamaz Trucks Rolled Out In Red Square

MOSCOW – Recognising a solid and growing relationship, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of the Russian Federation today signed an important strategic partnership agreement that will spearhead joint efforts on many fronts to end global hunger and malnutrition.

14 December 2014

Norway Helps Provide Nutritious Food To Malnourished Families In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a substantial donation from Norway’s government towards emergency operations in Sudan.

11 December 2014

Afghanistan’s First Soy Milk Factory To Be Built With Korean Contribution

KABUL – The Government of the Republic of Korea has announced a contribution of US$12 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to build the country’s first soy milk factory. The donation was formalised in a signing ceremony in Kabul attended by high-level representatives from the Government of Korea and senior WFP staff.

10 December 2014

Government Partners Help WFP Resume Food Assistance To Syrian Refugees

ROME – Following an unprecedented social media campaign, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the tally of contributions by government donors towards the reinstatement of food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

10 December 2014

WFP Welcomes Substantial And Timely Assistance To Refugees From The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous and timely contribution of US$104 million to assist refugees sheltering in countries neighbouring Syria, in Ethiopia and in Kenya, provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

Responding to Emergencies
9 December 2014

WFP Resumes Food Assistance To Syrian Refugees As Fundraising Drive Exceeds Goal

GENEVA/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is reinstating food assistance to Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries thanks to a massive expression of support from the public, the private sector and donor countries.

Responding to Emergencies
7 December 2014

WFP To Provide Transport, Food For Philippines Government Typhoon Response

MANILA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is providing transportation and food supplies to support the Philippines Government’s humanitarian response to Typhoon Hagupit, at the request of its main partner the Department of Social Welfare and Development.


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