News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

17 July 2017

France Supports WFP Cash Assistance Programme For Displaced Iraqis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of €3.2 million (US$3.5) from the Government of France today for its cash assistance programme supporting families affected by conflict in Iraq.

17 July 2017

China Contributes US$5 Million To Support WFP Fight Against Famine In Yemen

HODEIDAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFPP) welcomed a US$5 million contribution from the Government of China which will provide one month of much-needed food assistance to more than 930,000 people suffering from hunger in Yemen.

17 July 2017

Australia Contributes AUD$3 (US$2.2) Million To WFP’s Emergency Response In Northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of AUD$3 million (US$2.2 million) from the Government of Austral-ia that will provide food and nutritional assistance to tens of thousands of people in northeastern Nigeria, where the Boko Haram insurgency and the current lean sea-son have intensified hunger.

14 July 2017

Cambodia Participates In First Southeast Asian School Meals Meeting In Cambodia

SIEM REAP – Experts from six Southeast Asian nations have met in Cambodia under the coordination of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to talk about how best to provide school meals for students in their countries.

Cash and Vouchers
13 July 2017

Australia Supports WFP Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance In Mosul

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of AUD$4 million (approximately US$3 million) from the Government of Australia to provide multi-purpose cash assistance for almost 23,000 displaced Iraqis affected by conflict in Mosul.

Responding to Emergencies
12 July 2017

WFP Scales Up Food Delivery In Syria To Raqqa Governorate Through New Land Access

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached two new locations in Raqqa governorate with food assistance, using a newly opened land route that has allowed access for the first time in three years to Mansoura and other rural areas north of Raqqa city.

Responding to Emergencies
12 July 2017

As Battle For Mosul Ends, WFP Seeks To Give Hope To Thousands

BAGHDAD – Though the battle for Mosul has ended, extensive damage to homes and essential infrastructure has left thousands of displaced families with nothing to return to and in continued need of emergency food assistance to survive.

11 July 2017

Lean Season Relief Gives Hope To Thousands Of Families In Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT - The World Food Programme (WFP) in Mauritania welcomes vital contributions worth US$5 million from the governments of Germany, Japan, the European Union (ECHO), France, Spain, and Monaco, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
10 July 2017

US Contribution To Boost WFP Food Assistance, Local Economy In Afghanistan

KABUL – A contribution of US$20 million from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will enable the World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan to provide food assistance to more than 577,000 people in need. Nearly 70 percent of the money will be spent in Afghanistan to buy locally-milled, nutrient-enriched flour and salt.
8 July 2017

Statement From World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley On Life-Saving U.S. Donation To Fight Famines

I am most grateful for the strong support to fight famine that President Trump and the American people have just given the World Food Programme. And we are deeply thankful for the leadership of Chancellor Merkel as the G-20 host for putting Africa and the looming famines on the world’s agenda.


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