News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

17 February 2014

WFP Strengthens Its Programmes In Madagascar With Support From Switzerland

Geneva / Antananarivo - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) strengthens its programmes aimed to combat food insecurity in Madagascar, particularly through its relief and recovery operation in response to natural disasters.

14 February 2014

Inspiring Photo Exhibition: Progress Towards A Zero Hunger World

ROME - The photo exhibition “Eliminating Hunger in our Lifetimes” portrays some of the millions of people who receive food assistance each year from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanks to the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of WFP’s main donors.

Responding to Emergencies
12 February 2014

WFP Starts Airlifting Food Into Central African Republic Facing Deeper Hunger Crisis

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began to airlift food into the Central African Republic (CAR) today as the country faces a deepening hunger crisis with its roads too insecure to move in enough food for 1.25 million people affected by violence.

12 February 2014

WFP Executive Board Approves Two-Year Relief And Recovery Operation In Yemen

ROME –  The governing body of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the WFP Executive Board, has approved a two-year, US$491-million operation, aimed at supporting a gradual shift from relief food assistance to promoting recovery and building resilience and livelihoods among vulnerable and food-insecure people in Yemen.

11 February 2014

United States Provides More Help For Zimbabwe’s Hungry Families

UMGUZA, Zimbabwe – The United States is providing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with an additional US$4 million to support vulnerable families suffering from the effects of drought and consecutive poor harvests in Zimbabwe.
11 February 2014

Sweden And Finland Give More Than US$8 million For Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed contributions from Sweden and Finland of US$6.9 million (45,000,000 SEK) and US$ 1.3 million (€1,000,000) respectively to support refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in Kenya as well as the Kenyan host community.

Responding to Emergencies
10 February 2014

WFP Executive Director Demands Safe Access To Vulnerable Civilians In All Communities Inside Syria

 “The last few days have been agonizing for people in the Old City of Homs and the humanitarian aid workers who have risked their lives to get food, medical supplies and other essentials into the City after more than 600 days of besiegement.

Responding to Emergencies
7 February 2014

Three Months After Yolanda, WFP’s Support Boosts Recovery For Survivors

MANILA/TACLOBAN – Three months after Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, devastated the Philippines, more than 2.8 million people have received emergency food and nutrition support through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of the Philippines, NGOs and UN agencies. In the coming weeks and months, WFP will help families rebuild their livelihoods while continuing to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable.

Responding to Emergencies
4 February 2014

WFP Airlifts Bring Aid To Most Vulnerable In Northeast Syria Amid Growing Challenges

QAMISHLI, Syria –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started airlifting on Tuesday enough food to feed close to 30,000 displaced people for a month from Iraq to Qamishli in northeast Syria amid growing problems in reaching people, especially in conflict and besieged areas.

3 February 2014

Russia Helps WFP Support Food-Insecure Families In Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK – The Government of the Russian Federation has announced its renewed commitment to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), contributing US$3 million to support the most food-insecure families in the Kyrgyz Republic through community projects.


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