News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

22 April 2016

US Support Vital As Vulnerable Communities In Cameroon Brace For Harsh Lean Season

YAOUNDE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of nearly 15,000 metric tons of food, worth US$21 million or CFA 12 billion, from USAID’s Food for Peace Program to Cameroon. This food will bring vital support to 300,000 people−refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and vulnerable food insecure populations−over the next three months, just when they need it most, at the onset of the lean season.

21 April 2016

A Year After Nepal Earthquake, WFP Focuses On Helping The Poorest Build Back Better

KATHMANDU – One year after an earthquake that killed over 9,000 people and led to damages and losses estimated at US$ 7 billion, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Government of Nepal so those most vulnerable to food insecurity are not left behind.

21 April 2016

In South Sudan, Joint Rapid Response Missions Reach More than 1 Million People

JUBA  - More than one million people – 20 percent of them children under the age of 5 – have now received life-saving assistance from UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and their partners in South Sudan through 82 joint emergency missions to communities hardest-hit by conflict.

19 April 2016

WFP Convoy With Food Assistance Heads To Earthquake-Ravaged Areas Of Ecuador

QUITO –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has sent a convoy with food assistance for some 8,000 people severely affected by the 7.8-earthquake that hit the coast of Ecuador, leaving more than 400 people dead and thousands more in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

18 April 2016

WFP Will Assist 1 Million Hungry Haitians Hit By Three-Year Drought

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will launch an emergency operation to assist 1 million people devastated by three years of prolonged drought exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon.

18 April 2016

Italy Contributes €1 Million To Help WFP Support Conflict-Affected People In Libya

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million from the Government of Italy to provide much-needed food assistance for vulnerable people affected by the ongoing conflict in Libya.

13 April 2016

USAID’s Food For Peace Provides US$41 Million To Help WFP Support Displaced Families In Iraq

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Iraq has welcomed a contribution of US$41 million from the Government of the United States to provide vital food assistance for over 1.3 million displaced Iraqis.

11 April 2016

UNICEF And WFP Respond To Needs Of Drought-Affected People In Somaliland And Puntland

NAIROBI – In northern Somalia, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up efforts to help communities cope with a severe drought exacerbated by El Niño conditions in Somaliland and Puntland.

11 April 2016

Fijian Government And World Food Programme Launch Top-Up Cash Support To Families Affected By Cyclone Winston

SUVA – Fiji’s Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA), the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management (MRMDNDM), along with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU) to formalize the partnership for special assistance for needy families affected by TC Winston.

10 April 2016

WFP Food Assistance Arrives By Air For Besieged People In Deir Ezzor

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) delivered food by air today for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.


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