News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

3 March 2017

Simulation Exercise Builds Emergency Response Capacity For DSWD, OCD And WFP

CLARK, PAMPANGA – The Philippine Government’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has conducted a simulation exercise from 27 February to 3 March 2017 to practice emergency logistics response during disasters.

2 March 2017

WFP Welcomes Japan Contribution For Emergency Food Assistance In Libya

TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$700,000 from the Government of Japan that will provide vital food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by ongoing conflict since 2011.

1 March 2017

Second Africa Day Of School Feeding Celebrated In Brazzaville, Republic Of Congo

Congo Brazzaville: The second edition of the African Day of School Meals was officially launched and celebrated on Wednesday 1 March 2017, under the patronage of the Congolese government, to the theme: “Home Grown School Feeding: Investment in Youth and Children for Harnessing the Demographic Dividend”.
1 March 2017

EU Support In Niger Through 2016 Saved Lives Threatened By Hunger & The Lake Chad Crisis

NIAMEY –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Niger has expressed its gratitude to the people of Europe for contributions of more than €11.5 million in 2016, made by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Unit (ECHO). These funds enabled WFP to provide food assistance to the most vulnerable families in the country.

28 February 2017

Malnutrition Costs Pakistan US$7.6 Billion Annually, New Study Reveals

ISLAMABAD – The consequences of malnutrition – including lost labourers, healthcare expenses and lower productivity – cost Pakistan US$7.6 billion, or 3 percent of GDP, every year, according to a new report launched by the Pakistan Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat at the Ministry of Planning Development & Reform, in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

27 February 2017

Government Of Belgium Supports UNHAS In Nigeria And Other Emergencies In 2016/2017

BRUSSELS - Contributing a total of €6 million, the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC) has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) provide crucial air transport services for the humanitarian community across Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Yemen in 2016 and will continue to support services through 2017.

Responding to Emergencies
27 February 2017

WFP Concerned About Desperate Reports Coming From Families Inside Western Mosul

ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions.

23 February 2017

EU Support Allows WFP To Provide For More Malian Refugees In Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a vital injection of €1.5 million from the European Union to help meet the food needs of Malian refugees in Mauritania.

23 February 2017

Italy Donates EUR 1 Million To WFP And UNICEF For People Affected By Conflict In Eastern Ukraine

Kyiv  – The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF to assist people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2017.

23 February 2017

Mexico Supports Vulnerable Syrian Refugees In Lebanon During The Winter Months

BEIRUT – The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon this winter thanks to generous contributions from the Government of Mexico and other donors.


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