News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

23 July 2017

UN agencies partner with Government of Djibouti in effort to achieve SDGs

DJIBOUTI, 23 July 2017 – World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.

21 July 2017

New Guidelines Launched On Management Of Malnutrition For Filipino Children

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.

20 July 2017

Germany responds to food needs of Sahrawi refugee families in Algeria

ALGIERS – The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €1 million (US$1.1 million) from the Government of Germany that will enable it to continue providing life-saving food assistance to Sahrawi refugees in Algeria.

20 July 2017

Conflict and instability vastly increase cost of feeding hungry world

ROME / GENEVA – A new global report shows how food assistance saves lives in humanitarian crises while addressing the root causes of hunger. World Food Assistance 2017: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead also highlights the huge costs that are linked to poor humanitarian access, instability and inefficient food systems at a time of skyrocketing humanitarian needs amid multiple complex emergencies across the globe.

19 July 2017

United States Donates US$45 Million To Build Resilience During Niger’s Lean Season

NIAMEY - The United States has provided a critical lifeline to more than half a million vulnerable people in Niger during the hungriest time of the year, with an in-kind, US$45 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This will help provide food assistance and enhance resilience-building, including in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
19 July 2017

Europe Steps Up Support To Fight Against Malnutrition In Niger

NIAMEY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a four-million-euro (US$4.5 million) contribution from the European Commission that will help increase the quality and availability of food in Niger, where almost two million children are malnourished.

19 July 2017

USA Contributes US$11 Million To Fight Hunger In Central African Republic

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$11 million contribution from the United States that will help more than half a million people in Central African Republic (C.A.R.) combat deepening hunger, amid a new wave of unrest.

18 July 2017

IFC And WFP Collaborate To Finance Smallholder Farmers In Rwanda And Tanzania

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania.

18 July 2017

Good Rains Bring Some Hope For War-Torn Syrians

ROME / DAMASCUS – Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the war, two UN agencies warned today.

17 July 2017

France Supports WFP Cash Assistance Programme For Displaced Iraqis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of €3.2 million (US$3.5) from the Government of France today for its cash assistance programme supporting families affected by conflict in Iraq.


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