News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

23 September 2015

In Himalayan Village, WFP Raises Flag For Zero Hunger On Eve Of Global Goals

KATHMANDU – A team from the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has trekked into the Himalayas to unfurl a flag representing the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, as part of an international effort to bring the global goals to the world’s attention. The flag-raising comes ahead of this week’s UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York where the goals will be formally adopted by world leaders.

20 September 2015

Global brands rally public support to World Food Programme and families affected by war

ROME – On 21 September, the International Day of Peace, global brands are joining forces across industries and geographies in an unprecedented effort to highlight the vital role of food assistance in creating a more peaceful world. Many companies are donating television and digital media channels to drive support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the frontline agency fighting hunger.

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17 September 2015

WFP and OAS Team up to Work on Migration, Protection, and Preparedness in the Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American State (OAS), Luis Almagro, today signed an agreement to intensify their joint efforts to improve the food security and nutrition of the people of the Americas.

17 September 2015

New Study Highlights Food Insecurity as Driver of Migration in Central America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), today released the findings of an exploratory study into the interaction of hunger, violence and migration and the impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people living in the Northern Triangle of Central America.

15 September 2015

USAID Helps WFP Continue Food Assistance To 50,000 Malian Refugees In Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$2 million contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), allowing WFP to support nearly 50,000 vulnerable Malian refugees from October onwards.
14 September 2015

Qatar Development Fund Commits Us$1 Million To WFP To Battle Food Crisis In South Sudan

DOHA – The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Qatar Development Fund and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding providing US$1 million to address the food crisis arising from the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, which has led to the deterioration of the humanitarian and health situations, widespread population displacement and disruption of livelihoods since fighting erupted in December 2013.

13 September 2015

WFP Loses Five Trucks After Convoy Seized By Armed Men In Badakhshan Province

Kabul – The United Nations World Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan confirms that five of its trucks have been lost following an attack on a convoy of its trucks on Friday Setpember 11, in Yaftal-i-Sufla district of Badakhshan province.

11 September 2015

Ireland Commits €900,000 To WFP To Assist Refugees And School Children In Karamoja

KAMPALA –Irish Aid today committed critical funding that will enable the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist more than 100,000 school children in Karamoja and nearly 150,000 South Sudanese refugees living in transit centres and settlements in northern Uganda.

10 September 2015

Severe Food Insecurity On The Rise In Afghanistan – “Extremely Alarming Trend” UN And Partner Agencies Release New Assessment

Kabul - The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to a joint report released today by UN and partner agencies.

9 September 2015

Nepali Overseas Students Deliver Quake Help

KATHMANDU – Nepali students from the University of Virginia in the United States have delivered a donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal following campus fundraising activities.


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