News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

1 December 2015

WFP Delivers Food To Haditha And Al Baghdadi In Iraq’s Anbar Governorate

BAGHDAD - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) distributed today urgently needed food assistance provided by the Government of Iraq to nearly 70,000 people in the besieged cities of Haditha and Al Baghdadi in the central governorate of Anbar.

Climate Change
1 December 2015

New Research Tool Demonstrates How Climate Action Shapes Risk Of Hunger – For Better Or Worse

ROME/PARIS – A powerful online research tool launched today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, offers a window on our global future to the 2080s. This research tool examines how over time climate change may increase hunger vulnerability across the globe. Depending on the outcome of the Paris negotiations, future generations will inherit a world with less vulnerability than today, or a world significantly more vulnerable to food insecurity.

30 November 2015

WFP Launches School Meals Recipe Book In Tajikistan

DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) celebrated the launch of its School Feeding Recipe Book that aims at promoting a healthy and varied diet for schoolchildren, based on products widely available locally and dishes that are common in Tajikistan.

29 November 2015

UK Contributions Support Vital WFP Assistance To Needy People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today three generous contributions totalling GB£17.5 million (approximately US$26.5 million) from UK aid through the government of the United Kingdom to support WFP operations in Sudan.

27 November 2015

Urgent And Ambitious Climate Action Needed To End Hunger In Our Lifetime

ROME/PARIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will attend the climate negotiations (COP21) 30 November-11 December 2015, in Paris, France.

25 November 2015

WFP Food Reaches Luhansk After Months Of Restricted Humanitarian Access

KIEV – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today delivered food to non-government controlled areas of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine for the first time since the suspension of humanitarian activities four months ago.

24 November 2015

Enhancing Access Of Children To Education And Fighting Child Labour

First Steering Committee For European Union Funded Project Attended By Key Ministers

23 November 2015

Sweden Responds Early To Save Lives In The Somali Region Of Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – A major contribution of 140 million Swedish kronor (US$16 million) from the Government of Sweden is allowing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide relief food assistance this month for more than 1.5 million people in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

23 November 2015

China Contributes US$5 Million To WFP For People Affected By Conflict In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$5 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to support its emergency response to the deteriorating food security situation in South Sudan.

23 November 2015

The Republic Of Korea Helps WFP Support Vulnerable People In Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$300,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to help WFP support more than 90,000 children and pregnant and nursing women for one month.


Fighting Hunger Worldwide