News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

23 January 2017

Spain Supports Mothers And Children In Syria Through WFP

MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a €700,000 contribution from the Government of Spain to support the health and nutritional status of pregnant and breastfeeding women in warn-torn Syria

23 January 2017

WFP Welcomes $20 Million From USA For Emergency Food Assistance To Returnees

Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of USD 20 million from the Government of the United States of America for emergency food assistance for some 550,000 returnees and displaced people in Afghanistan. This emergency operation has already been running for five months and WFP has reached 200,000 people so far.
Responding to Emergencies
23 January 2017

Record German Funding To WFP Delivers Lifeline To Syrians, Boosts Global Zero Hunger Efforts

BERLIN – Germany’s support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reached an all-time record in 2016 of €791.5 million.

20 January 2017

WFP Executive Director Expresses Support For Global Resilience-Building Coalition

DAVOS – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today issued the following statement in support of the One Billion Coalition for Resilience (1BC) initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Convened by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), 1BC is an initiative to mobilize resources and efforts in order to build resilience on a global scale.

Responding to Emergencies
18 January 2017

Haiti: New Assessment Shows Food Insecurity Halved In The Areas Affected By Hurricane Matthew

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Three months after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in Grande-Anse and Sud - the most affected areas - has declined steadily from approximately 1 million to 400,000, a recent assessment shows.

For Companies
18 January 2017

World Food Programme Honours Mastercard As A “Hunger Hero”

DAVOS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard, in recognition of outstanding contributions towards achieving Zero Hunger.

17 January 2017

World Food Programme And Singularity University Launch Global Impact Challenge

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17 January 2017

WFP Executive Director, With Zero Hunger Agenda, Attends World Economic Forum

ROME– The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos Switzerland from today.

16 January 2017

United Kingdom Helps WFP Fight Malnutrition In Mozambique

MAPUTO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a GBP 3.6 million contribution from the United Kingdom to help fight malnutrition in Mozambique.
16 January 2017

Joint Statement on Syria

DAVOS – While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country.


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