News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

ED - E.Cousin
19 August 2016

On World Humanitarian Day, WFP Chief Demands Urgent Action To End World Hunger

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

ROME - Today 19 August is World Humanitarian Day, a day when the world commemorates those who risk their lives to bring humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in need.

17 August 2016

WFP Country Representative Presents Credentials To Government Of Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM - Michael Dunford, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) newly arrived Country Representative for Tanzania, has officially presented his credentials to the Government of Tanzania at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Receiving the credentials was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Dr. Augustine Mahiga.

17 August 2016

Government Of Uganda, UNHCR And WFP Forced To Revise Food Rations For Refugees Amid Funding Crisis

KAMPALA - The Government of Uganda - Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) have appealed to donors to urgently speed contributions to the humanitarian response to refugees in Uganda to end a funding shortage that has forced a revision of survival rations.

Contributions to WFP
12 August 2016

Japan Supports WFP Response To El Nino-Induced Drought Causing Hunger In Malawi

LILONGWE – The Government of Japan has provided US$1.85 million to support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operation in Malawi where 6.5 million people  need urgent food assistance until March next year.

Contributions to WFP
12 August 2016

Japan Contributes US$5 Million To Help WFP Emergency Operations In Southern Africa

JOHANNESBURG - The Government of Japan has announced a donation of US$5 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) emergency operations in southern Africa, where hundreds of thousands of people are currently facing food shortages due to drought, resulting in significant increases in acute food insecurity and malnutrition.

Contributions to WFP
11 August 2016

Germany Provides More Critical Support For Refugee Food Assistance In Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today received confirmation of a contribution of €4 million (more than US$4.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany towards the food needs of refugees sheltered in Ethiopia. 

10 August 2016

“Hidden Hunger”, A Serious Public Health Issue In Latin America And The Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO – Startling figures were released today about the impact of micronutrient deficiencies, or “hidden hunger” during the opening of the First Regional Workshop on Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean,” which aims to highlight rice fortification as a cost-effective strategy that can help countries achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, as laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Contributions to WFP
10 August 2016

BASF Stiftung Donates To WFP In Colombia

BOGOTA BASF Stiftung made a contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support school gardens and the inclusion of local producers in the supply chain process in the Colombian municipality of Puerto Asis located in the Putumayo Department. 

Contributions to WFP
9 August 2016

Japan Supports WFP Food & Nutrition Assistance To Sudanese Refugees In Chad

N’DJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$ 1.9 million (1.156 billion CFA) from the Government of Japan to food and nutrition assistance programmes in Chad for more than 110,000 Sudanese refugees.

Contributions to WFP
8 August 2016

Japan Helps WFP Resume School Meals In North And Central River Regions Of The Gambia

BANJUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed US$1.2 million from the Government of Japan to provide school meals in North Bank and Central River regions over the next two years.


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