News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

ED - E.Cousin
10 June 2015

WFP Head Ertharin Cousin Praises G7 Aim To Lift 500 Million People Out Of Hunger

Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme

ROME – As Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Progamme (WFP), I applaud the G7 leaders’ concrete goal to lift 500 million people in developing countries out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030.

8 June 2015

WFP Investment In Ugandan Smallholder Farmers Shows Results

KAMPALA – Investments by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve the agricultural practices and business potential of smallholder farmers in Uganda are showing impressive results, the organization said today.

4 June 2015

Progress On Stunting Prevention In Malawi

LILONGWE – An innovative stunting-prevention programme in Malawi is showing signs of positive results, according to a progress review taking place this week.

4 June 2015

Russia Donates 31 Trucks To Deliver Food To Afghans In Need

Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan took delivery today of 31 heavy duty trucks, donated by the Government of the Russian Federation, to replace ageing vehicles and boost WFP’s capacity to deliver food to some of the most far-flung areas of the country.

School Meals
1 June 2015

Egypt’s Premier And Nine Ministers Visit WFP School Feeding Project In Assuit

ASSUIT, UPPER EGYPT – The Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb, and Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Waly, today visited Sokkara school, one of more than 600 schools supported by the United Nations World Food Programme’s school feeding initiative in the governorate of Assuit.

Responding to Emergencies
1 June 2015

WFP Ship With Food Assistance For Yemen Diverted To Hodeidah From Aden

SANA’A/AMMAN – A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) chartered ship carrying vital food assistance destined for the Yemeni port of Aden was diverted yesterday to the port of Hodeidah following reports of ongoing fighting and security threats.

Responding to Emergencies
27 May 2015

WFP Urges World To Remember South Sudan As Hunger Reaches Record Level

JUBA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity in the young country’s history because of a combination of conflict, high food prices and a worsening economic crisis.

27 May 2015

World Hunger Falls To Under 800 Million, Eradication Is Next Goal

72 countries have achieved the Millennium Development target of halving proportion of the chronically undernourished.

For Companies
27 May 2015

Vodafone Supports WFP’s School Feeding Programme In Upper Egypt For The Third Year

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a US$1.2 million contribution from Vodafone Egypt Foundation that will benefit thousands of children, their families and teachers through WFP’s school feeding programme in Upper Egypt.

27 May 2015

U.S. Contribution Helps Conflict-Affected And Vulnerable People In Sudan

PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a new food contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that is enough to feed 1.8 million people for three months.


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