News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

15 October 2014

WFP Prioritises Most Needy Syrian Refugees For Food Assistance

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is taking action to prioritise the most vulnerable families among the half a million Syrian refugees in Jordan who receive vital assistance in the form of vouchers for food. As a consequence, some 12,000 households who have access to sufficient income or support networks to meet their own food requirements will be removed from WFP’s monthly voucher programme.
15 October 2014

WFP Gears Up Global Logistics And Food Assistance By Land, Sea And Air For The Fight Against Ebola

DAKAR/ROME – Logistical support to the global Ebola response is in high gear – with the latest supply flight en route today from Italy to Liberia – as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

15 October 2014

Fortified Rice Can Improve Schoolchildren’s Health In Cambodia, New Study Shows

PHNOM PENH – A recent study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), PATH and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) has shown that children in Cambodia are less prone to fever and diarrhoea and score higher on cognitive tests after six months of regularly eating fortified rice.

13 October 2014

European Union And WFP Help 62,000 Families In Central Mindanao

NORTH COTABATO – Families displaced by conflict in Central Mindanao have made significant gains in rebuilding their livelihoods through a two-year peace-building project implemented by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

13 October 2014

The Republic Of Korea Supports WFP’s Fight Against Malnutrition In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$300,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to assist WFP’s nutrition programme in Sudan.

10 October 2014

Hunger Run 2014: Let’s Stop Hunger In Its Tracks

Sunday 19 October at 10:00 am

ROME – Hunger Run 2014 will see thousands of people coming together in Rome to raise awareness and money to help reduce hunger in the world. The event, set for Sunday 19 October at 10 am, comprises a 10 km competitive race and a 5 km fun run/walk, through Rome’s historic centre.

3 October 2014

More Than Food: In The Ebola Response WFP Building Health Centres, Flying In Aid Workers And Supplies

DAKAR/GENEVA – As of today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to more than 430,000 people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In support of a unified response under the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), WFP is ramping up services to the whole humanitarian effort.

1 October 2014

WFP Launches Major Study Into Brazil's Success In Buying From Smallholder Farmers

JOHANNESBURG – The World Food Programme’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger is launching a research initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to analyse Brazil’s success in linking smallholder farmers with government demand for farmed food.

1 October 2014

WFP Assists Communities Affected By Drought In Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun relief operations to bring food assistance to tens of thousands of Sri Lankans affected by recent drought.

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30 September 2014

UNICEF And WFP: Missions Reach More Than 500,000 In South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.


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