News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

9 May 2017

Dates From Saudi Arabia, A Special Treat For School Children In Bangladesh

DHAKA – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is providing dates to thousands of school children in Bangladesh through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). A gift from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief), the dates will be distributed by WFP through its school feeding programme to 275,000 children and their families in some of the poorest areas of Bangladesh.

8 May 2017

WFP Tajikistan And The Committee Of Emergency Situations And Civil Defense Enter A New Stage Of Cooperation

DUSHANBE- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan and the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in the area of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). The main objective of the MoU is to strengthen the bilateral cooperation, establish and advance the systems, modalities and procedures for knowledge and information sharing on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and to effectively manage response to natural disasters.

5 May 2017

WFP Renews Commitment To Support Lao PDR On Journey To Middle Income Country Status

VIENTIANE – The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed an agreement in support of WFP’s new five-year programme, which is designed to help the Government of Lao PDR achieve the Sustainable Development Goal targets, as well as Middle Income Country status.

5 May 2017

New WFP Report Finds Food Insecurity Accelerates Global Migration

ROME – At a time when a record-high number of people have been forced to flee their homes across the world, a new study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) clearly establishes that high levels of food insecurity lead to higher levels of migration across borders.

4 May 2017

WFP Celebrates School Meals Day In Tajikistan For Healthy School Children

RUDKAI DISTRICT - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan and its technical partner, the Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI), today held an event to celebrate School Meals Day at School No 1. in Rudaki District.
3 May 2017

WFP Executive Director Visits Lebanon And Syria, Urges Continued Donor Support

BEIRUT – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today concluded a three-day visit to Lebanon and Syria where he assessed the growing humanitarian needs of vulnerable Syrians and met senior government officials and partners to discuss humanitarian operations in both countries.

2 May 2017

Danish Funding Supports Vulnerable People In Horn Of Africa Drought And South Sudan

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$10.7 million (75 million Danish Krone) contribution from the Government of Denmark to help roll back famine in South Sudan and to assist hungry people in Horn of Africa countries hit by drought.

30 April 2017

WFP Executive Director To Visit Lebanon And Syria

BEIRUT – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will make an official visit to Lebanon and Syria. This is the first visit of the newly appointed Executive Director to WFP operations since he assumed office earlier this month.

30 April 2017

First-Ever Regional Meeting On Food Security In Disaster-Prone Pacific Islands Concludes In Fiji

NADI – Preparing for and responding to natural disasters as they affect access to food for millions of people in the Pacific Islands, is one of the major themes that was discussed at the first-ever meeting of the Regional Pacific Food Security Cluster in Nadi, Fiji this week.

28 April 2017

UN Food Agencies Warn Against Ignoring Famine Alarm

ROME – The leaders of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent further hunger deaths in four countries stalked by famine: northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.


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