News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
20 July 2016

WFP Begins Unprecedented Emergency Food Relief Operation In Drought-Hit Malawi

LILONGWE The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a new round of life-saving relief operations in Malawi where as many as 6.5 million people – nearly 40 percent of the population – may require emergency assistance in coming months. This is set to become the largest ever emergency food relief operation in the country’s history. 

Contributions to WFP
20 July 2016

Korea Helps WFP Work For Zero Hunger In Nepal

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) - half of a multiyear contribution to the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project in Nepal. 

Contributions to WFP
19 July 2016

Germany Supports WFP Work In Lebanon With €100 Million Contribution

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a €100 million (US$113 million) contribution from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development toward its programmes supporting vulnerable Lebanese families and Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

15 July 2016

National Statistics Committee And WFP Agree To Collaborate On Food Security Statistics In The Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic (NSC) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the analysis and dissemination of food security statistics in the Kyrgyz Republic. 

ED - E.Cousin
15 July 2016

WFP Executive Director Visits Drought-Hit Malawi

LILONGWE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will visit Malawi next week at a time when the country is facing its worst food security crisis in decades. Ms. Cousin is due to arrive in the southern African country on Monday 18 and to stay till Wednesday 20 July. 

Responding to Emergencies
14 July 2016

WFP Condemns Looting Of Food Warehouse In Juba, Still Assists Thousands Affected By Fighting

JUBA, South Sudan – The World Food Programme is outraged by the looting of its main warehouse in Juba. Despite that serious setback, WFP staff have already been distributing vital food assistance to people displaced by the violence in the South Sudanese capital.

Contributions to WFP
12 July 2016

EU Humanitarian Aid Helps WFP Maintain Assistance To Conflict-Affected People In Eastern Ukraine

KIEV – As the conflict in Eastern Ukraine continues, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of EUR 800,000 (US$ 891,861 ) in humanitarian aid from the European Union (EU) in support of the WFP-led Logistics Cluster in Ukraine.

11 July 2016

World Food Programme Launches Innovation Accelerator To Test Drive Hunger Solutions

MUNICH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today stepped up its search for innovative solutions to spur progress towards Zero Hunger by launching an Innovation Accelerator to identify and nurture new, bold responses to humanitarian and development challenges as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Responding to Emergencies
10 July 2016

WFP Airlifts Bring Humanitarian Lifeline To Families In Northeast Syria

DAMASCUS – The first UN World Food Programme (WFP) flight carrying food to families cut off from humanitarian supplies in Al Hassakeh Governorate landed Saturday night in Qamishly airport. 

8 July 2016

Samoa And WFP Launch First Regional Workshop To Bolster Emergency Telecommunications For Disaster Resilience In The Pacific

Apia, Samoa – Emergency responders and telecommunications experts from across the Pacific are converging in Apia on 11-13 July to discuss ways to improve emergency communications for disaster, at the first regional workshop of its kind jointly hosted by the Samoan Government and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).


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