News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

9 November 2013

WFP Mobilises To Assist Philippines Government In Aftermath Of Typhoon Haiyan

MANILA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up its operation in the Philippines, deploying emergency assistance to support the Government to help people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

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Responding to Emergencies
8 November 2013

Conflict In Central African Republic Puts More Than A Million At Risk Of Hunger

BANGUI – A recent study has found that 1.1 million people in the Central African Republic (CAR) risk going hungry and warns the situation could worsen because of poor harvests and a drastic slowdown in economic activity following months of violence.

Responding to Emergencies
6 November 2013

China Contributes US$2 Million To WFP’s Response Inside Syria

DAMASCUS - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made a generous contribution of US$2 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency food assistance programme that is currently supporting four million conflict- affected people inside Syria.

31 October 2013

Shortage Of Funds Forces WFP To Reduce Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have announced that beginning on 1 November, WFP will be forced to reduce food rations for more than half a million refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps due to lack of resources.

Cash and Vouchers
28 October 2013

Germany Helps WFP Strengthen Food Security Through Vouchers In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of €1 million (US$2.3 million) from Germany towards its operations which plans to provide assistance to more than 700,000 people in Darfur and the eastern and central regions through vouchers during 2013.

28 October 2013

Japan’s Contributions Help WFP Provide Emergency Food Assistance To Syrians In Need

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a fresh contribution package totalling US$4.9 million from the Government of Japan towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting more than 800,000 conflict-affected Syrians, including internally displaced persons and refugees.

24 October 2013

WFP And Government Expand Cooked School Meals Initiative To Northern Bangladesh

DHAKA – More than 6,000 children in Islampur Upazila under Jamalpur District will receive cooked meals at school by January 2014 through an initiative launched today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Bangladesh, with funding from the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID).


23 October 2013

Russia Contributes Wheat Flour Worth US$ 1 Million For Refugees In Kenya

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of wheat flour from the Russian Federation worth US$ 1 million (about KSh 86 million) to support refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya.

23 October 2013

Saudi Arabia Donates Dates For Eid Al-Adha To Syrian Refugees In Zaatari Camp, Jordan

AMMAN – Syrian refugees living in Zaatari camp in northern Jordan are this week receiving from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) a second ration of dates that were donated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ahead of the holy feast.
22 October 2013

Government Of Pakistan Donates 150,000 Metric Tons Of Wheat To WFP In 2013

Islamabad – The Pakistan Economic Coordination Committee has announced the release of 75,000 metric tons of wheat to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This completes the entire donation of 150,000 metric tons pledged by the Government of Pakistan for 2013.  WFP recently concluded delivery of the first half released earlier this year in support of families affected by law enforcement operations in the country’s north-west.


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