News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

7 April 2017

New Donor Funding Allows WFP To Resume Full Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps starting on 1 April.

5 April 2017

Japan Donates US$3.5 million to WFP for Emergency Needs in Northeast Nigeria

ABUJA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US $3.5 million contribution from the Government of Japan to provide desperately needed food assistance to tens of thousands of internally displaced people in Northeast Nigeria.

3 April 2017

WFP And Partners: New Five-Year Plan To End Hunger In Zimbabwe

HARARE – The World Food Programme (WFP), together with the Government of Zimbabwe, launched a five-year plan today to build resilience, end hunger and boost nutrition in country.

3 April 2017

WFP Reaffirms Its Commitment To Zero Hunger In Bangladesh

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2020 designed to strengthen and support the Government of Bangladesh in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of “Zero Hunger “by 2030.

31 March 2017

Dominican Republic Officials Train On The Use Drones For Risk And Disaster Management

SANTO DOMINGO – Dominican officials involved with disaster risk management will participate in an international workshop on 28-31 March to train on the use of drones and new technologies to prevent emergencies and improve the assessment of areas that are vulnerable to disasters.

31 March 2017

108 Million People In The World Face Severe Food Insecurity – Situation Worsening

New global report on food crises offers benchmark for action needed to avoid disasters

Responding to Emergencies
30 March 2017

WFP Uses New Route Through Sudan To Deliver Food To Famine-Hit South Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today began to move food assistance to reach famine-hit and food-insecure people in South Sudan by using a newly opened humanitarian corridor announced by the Government of Sudan this week.

29 March 2017

WFP Executive Board Welcomes Appointment Of David Beasley As New Head

ROME - The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), His Excellency Anil Wadhwa of India, has welcomed the appointment of David Beasley of the United States of America as WFP’s next Executive Director.

28 March 2017

WFP Working With Government And Partners To Launch Five-Year Strategic Plan In China

BEIJING - The UN World Food Programme (WFP), working in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture in People’s Republic of China and other partners, are embarking upon a five-year Strategic Plan in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2, a world with zero hunger by 2030.

27 March 2017

Republic Of Korea Support Enables WFP To Scale Up Innovative Food Security Monitoring Systems

ROME, ITALY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of US$6 million from the Republic of Korea that will allow WFP to enhance innovative food security monitoring systems in ten countries in Africa, enabling the organization to hear directly from people in need. The funding was raised through Korea’s air-ticket solidarity levy, which is collected from each international flight passenger departing Korea. Known as the “Global Disease Eradication Fund,” it is part of Seoul’s commitment to ending global disease, poverty and hunger.


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