News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

10 August 2015

WFP Assesses Rural Roads Blocked By Recent Landslides In Sindhupalchowk

KATHMANDU – At the request of the district government, in Sindhupalchowk, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a joint engineering assessment of secondary rural roads that have been blocked by recent landslides. The assessment will help authorities understand what is required for repairs to take place.

Responding to Emergencies
6 August 2015

WFP Delivers Food To 165,000 Bangladesh Flood Victims After Tropical Cyclone Komen

DHAKA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided emergency food assistance to more than 165,000 people in Cox’s Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh, within a week after the area was hit by Tropical Cyclone Komen.
Responding to Emergencies
6 August 2015

WFP Prioritizes Most Needy Syrian Refugees For Food Assistance In Iraq

ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that following a comprehensive assessment of the food security and vulnerability status of Syrian refugees living in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, it will focus its resources on the most vulnerable people.

5 August 2015

WFP Responds To Myanmar Floods, 82,000 People Provided With Food So Far

BANGKOK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working to deliver food to more than 200,000 people in the most flood-affected parts of Myanmar. Efforts are underway to provide emergency assistance in Bago, Chin, Kachin, Magway, Mon, Rakhine and Sagaing, where many communities are still cut off by high waters and damaged roads.

Responding to Emergencies
31 July 2015

WFP Avoids Suspension Of Food Assistance For Syrian Refugees, Thanks To U.S. Contribution

AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America.

Responding to Emergencies
30 July 2015

World Food Programme Begins Distributions In War-Torn Districts Of Aden

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributions of food to around 340,000 people in eight of the worst-affected areas of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden.

Responding to Emergencies
28 July 2015

World Food Programme Assists Iraqi Families Returning To Garma, Anbar

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting Iraqi families returning to their homes in Garma city in Anbar province, providing over 185 families (925 people) with family food parcels to help them as they rebuild their shattered lives.

28 July 2015

The UN World Food Programme Executive Director In Dushanbe For World Humanitarian Summit Consultation

DUSHANBE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin arrived today in Dushanbe for a four-day visit to take part in the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Regional Consultation for South and Central Asia, 28-30 July, and to visit WFP operations in Tajikistan.

27 July 2015

WFP And US Second Lady Discuss How Nutrition And Education Benefit Children’s Future

VIENTIANE - Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, took time to meet officials from the World Food Programme (WFP) this week, to discuss how important children’s nutrition and education are for the country’s economic development.

24 July 2015

European Union Supports Hungry Farmers In C.A.R.Through Seed Protection Programme

BANGUI – Farming households who struggle to feed their families in the war-ravaged Central African Republic (C.A.R.) are to receive vital support at a critical time, thanks to a contribution by the European Union of €1,575,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).


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