News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

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.

8 April 2016

USAID Provides Us$ 1 Million For WFP To Support Basic Food Needs Of Refugees From Bhutan

KATHMANDU – The United States has confirmed a US$1 million contribution for the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to refugees from Bhutan living in Nepal. The contribution from the United States will help WFP provide basic food such as rice, pulses and vegetable oil for nearly 17,000 refugees.
8 April 2016

Recent Contributions Allow WFP In Uganda To Assist A Record 400,000 Refugees

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed four recent contributions totalling nearly US$30 million, enabling more refugees in Uganda to receive food assistance than ever before.

7 April 2016

Rising Hunger In Central America And Haiti As El Niño Follows Prolonged Drought – WFP

GUATEMALA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) committed today to both assisting 1.6 million people hit by droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti and building resilience against future climatic shocks.

5 April 2016

Report Finds Malnutrition Rates In Rwanda Have Improved, But More Work Is Still Needed

KIGALI – A new study conducted by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and the World Food Programme (WFP) indicates that rates of chronic malnutrition in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas.

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5 April 2016

Cash Relief Gives Hope To Thousands But Needs Are Huge In Drought-Hit Lesotho

MASERU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is giving cash assistance to 21,000 vulnerable people in Lesotho’s two districts worst-affected by the El Niño-related drought. This is WFP’s first ever emergency cash relief operation in the Mountain Kingdom.


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