News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

10 December 2015

WFP Sends Convoys Into Yemen City Of Taiz To Avert Looming Humanitarian Crisis

SANA’A – Two convoys of assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have arrived in the central Yemeni city of Taiz with badly needed food supplies for residents living in dire conditions under a virtual state of siege. 

7 December 2015

WFP Partners With Ministry Of Manpower To Implement EU-Funded Project To Fight Child Labour

European Union and World Food Programme Enhance Children's Access to Education and Fight Child Labour in Egypt

7 December 2015

WFP And Sudanese Red Crescent Cooperate To Meet Humanitarian Needs

KHARTOUM–The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in areas including food security, nutrition, and education in response to the needs of conflict-affected people and other vulnerable groups in Sudan.

3 December 2015

In The Central African Republic WFP Scales Up Local Food Purchase To Boost The Economy And Livelihoods And Benefit School Children

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is expanding its Purchase for Progress (P4P) activity in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Through this initiative funded by the United States, Germany and Japan, WFP plans to support 12,000 small-scale farmers by purchasing over 400 metric tons of food for its school meals programme during the next few months.
2 December 2015

WFP Extends Operations In Myanmar

Yangon – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has extended its current operation in Myanmar by two years to ensure that food assistance continues to reach the most vulnerable during the current transition of political power.

Climate Change
2 December 2015

Releasing Disaster Funds Before Crises Would Transform Humanitarian Response

ROME/PARIS – As the world negotiates a new climate deal, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), together with German Red Cross (GRC), unveiled a forecast-based approach which would transform the humanitarian system. This new approach will release funds for disaster preparedness and response before the crisis occurs while providing the necessary funds for resilience building activities.

1 December 2015

WFP Delivers Food To Haditha And Al Baghdadi In Iraq’s Anbar Governorate

BAGHDAD - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) distributed today urgently needed food assistance provided by the Government of Iraq to nearly 70,000 people in the besieged cities of Haditha and Al Baghdadi in the central governorate of Anbar.

Climate Change
1 December 2015

New Research Tool Demonstrates How Climate Action Shapes Risk Of Hunger – For Better Or Worse

ROME/PARIS – A powerful online research tool launched today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, offers a window on our global future to the 2080s. This research tool examines how over time climate change may increase hunger vulnerability across the globe. Depending on the outcome of the Paris negotiations, future generations will inherit a world with less vulnerability than today, or a world significantly more vulnerable to food insecurity.

30 November 2015

WFP Launches School Meals Recipe Book In Tajikistan

DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) celebrated the launch of its School Feeding Recipe Book that aims at promoting a healthy and varied diet for schoolchildren, based on products widely available locally and dishes that are common in Tajikistan.

29 November 2015

UK Contributions Support Vital WFP Assistance To Needy People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today three generous contributions totalling GB£17.5 million (approximately US$26.5 million) from UK aid through the government of the United Kingdom to support WFP operations in Sudan.


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