News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

23 July 2015

Syria: Better Rains Improve Wheat Production, But Food Security Situation Remains Bleak

Rome – Syria’s food production  has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people into hunger and poverty, according to a report published today by two UN agencies.

22 July 2015

WFP Provides Cash Assistance In Albania To Flood-Affected Families

TIRANA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing cash assistance to close to 9,500 people affected by the floods in the country’s south earlier this year. 

21 July 2015

Italy Joins WFP In Supporting Vulnerable People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Italy to support the needs of conflict-affected South Sudanese who have fled to Sudan.
Responding to Emergencies
21 July 2015

First WFP Ship Carrying Food Docks At Aden Port As Humanitarian Needs Soar In Yemen

CAIRO – A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ship carrying food assistance arrived in Aden today – the first WFP-chartered ship to berth at the port since conflict erupted in Yemen in March. The food will provide much needed assistance for people in contested southern governorates.

WFP Ambassadors
21 July 2015

WFP Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon And Jordan

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson has visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan where she witnessed their remarkable strength in facing arduous daily challenges resulting from the conflict in Syria.

20 July 2015

Spoiled Rice Destroyed In Gorkha

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is in the process of destroying 7.8 metric tons of spoiled rice that were identified in Gorkha.

16 July 2015

WFP Seeks Correction To Story On Cost Of Rice

KATHMANDU: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) seeks to correct some points published in the news today.

15 July 2015

Japan Contribution Ensures Vital Support For Ebola Survivors In Sierra Leone

FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Japan’s donation of US$6 million to support WFP’s response in Eb0la-affected Sierra Leone, including support to some 3,000 Ebola survivors across the country.
14 July 2015


SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) stopped a shipment of wheat flour from leaving the port of Hodeidah after an inspection commissioned by WFP found it to be not fit for distribution.

13 July 2015

Leaders Call For Increased Investment In Nutrition As Key To Africa’s Development

Addis Ababa – The African Union Commission in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), held a high level advocacy side event to advocate for increased investment in nutrition in order to “end all forms of malnutrition” as articulated in the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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