News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

15 November 2016

Syria Food Production At All-Time Low

Urgent assistance to farmers critical to stemming growing food insecurity, UN agencies say

15 November 2016

Kuwait Continues To Support WFP’s Humanitarian Operations In Syria

Dubai – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of Kuwait to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria.

Responding to Emergencies
14 November 2016

As Conflict In Mosul Intensifies, WFP Reaches Over 100,000 Iraqis With Food Assistance

ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided urgently-needed food assistance to more than 100,000 people fleeing the conflict in Mosul, including a distribution on Sunday to 25,000 people in Gogjali, the first neighbourhood retaken inside Mosul city. In addition to providing such assistance, WFP and its partners are working tirelessly to reach families that remain trapped in Mosul and newly recovered areas.

13 November 2016

The EU Supports WFP Logistics Operations In Yemen

SANA’A – The European Commission’s Directorate for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) has contributed €2.3 million (approximately US$2.5 million) to support air and sea transport services in Yemen, run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

13 November 2016

WFP In Emergency Assistance To Afghanistan’s Returnees

KABUL – As Afghanistan struggles with growing numbers of returnees from Pakistan and people displaced internally by conflict, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a nine-month operation to provide emergency food and cash.

10 November 2016

Spain’s Donation To Western Sahara Refugees Supports WFP At A Critical Time

ALGIERS/MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation from the Government of Spain to help provide the basic food needs of Western Sahara refugees living in Algeria.

8 November 2016

World Food Programme And Dawood Foundation Launch Nutrition Awareness Campaign In Tharparkar

Karachi: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Pakistan, in collaboration with The Dawood Foundation (TDF), has launched a fresh effort to change the way people approach nutrition in the impoverished district of Tharparkar, in Sindh province.

Responding to Emergencies
4 November 2016

WFP Delivers Food To 52,000 People Cut Off From Aid In South Sudan

JUBA – A multi-agency convoy led by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered lifesaving humanitarian assistance to families trapped for four months by increased insecurity in, and around, the town of Yei in South Sudan.

Responding to Emergencies
4 November 2016

One Month On From Hurricane Matthew, WFP Has Fed Nearly 400,000 Haitians

PORT-AU-PRINCE – A month after Hurricane Matthew made devastating landfall in Haiti, claiming many lives and destroying livelihoods and infrastructure, the World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed food assistance to almost 400,000 people as part of its continuing support to the Government’s recovery efforts.

3 November 2016

World Food Programme And Republic Of Korea Provide New Community Buildings

DODOMA – The Government of Tanzania and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today joined a ceremony to mark the completion of 15 new community buildings in central Tanzania’s Dodoma region. Funded by the Republic of Korea, the new buildings were constructed by local builders as part of the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities (SZHC) project in three villages in Chamwino district. Saemaul means ‘New Village’ in Korean.


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