News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

9 February 2017

Luxembourg And WFP Sign New Partnership Agreement

ROME – Luxembourg and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a four-year agreement, confirming the long-standing partnership between the Grand Duchy and the UN’s frontline organization working towards zero hunger globally by 2030.

9 February 2017

WFP Executive Director Visits Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, travels to Sri Lanka on Friday at the invitation of the Government to attend the launch of the National Strategic Review on Food Security and Nutrition, which will help shape and inform the country’s ongoing efforts to achieve the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2) of zero hunger.
9 February 2017

WFP Provides Critical Support To Households Hit By Windstorm And Flooding

BANJUL – Up to 10, 000 people across the Gambia are set to receive cash assistance from the UN World Food Programme (WFP), enabling them to buy food and meet their immediate needs.
7 February 2017

Groundbreaking Study On Cost Of Hunger Kicks Off In Mali

BAMAKO – A groundbreaking study of the impact of child undernutrition on Mali’s economy has launched in Mali. The latest in a series known as the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) surveys, it will examine the effects of child undernutrition on health, education and national productivity in the country. It is being made possible by the generous support of the Government of Canada.

6 February 2017

Japan Provides 1,700 Metric Tons Of Food To Reduce Stunting Among Children In Karamoja

MOROTO – The Japanese Ambassador to Uganda today handed over food to boost nutrition for 50,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Karamoja to prevent child stunting in the region.

6 February 2017

Government Of Pakistan Continues Strong Support With Wheat Contributions

ISLAMABAD – The Government of Pakistan remains the largest host government donor for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) worldwide with its recent contributions of wheat totaling 50,000 metric tons, valued at approximately USD 19.9 million, to WFP operations in Pakistan.

3 February 2017

WFP Rejects Nigeria Seeds Allegations

ABUJA - The World Food Programme (WFP) categorically denies a website story that it is or will distribute genetically modified seeds to farmers in Nigeria. 

Climate Change
3 February 2017

WFP Welcomes Denmark’s Support To Drought-Affected Somalis

COPENHAGEN – A well-timed contribution from Denmark of DKK 15 million (US$ 2.1 million) will help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provide life-saving emergency assistance to people affected by drought in Somalia.

Responding to Emergencies
3 February 2017

WFP And Belgium Start Efforts To Deploy Drones In Humanitarian Emergencies

BRUSSELS – The United Nations World Food Programme and Government of Belgium are launching an initiative to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, widely known as drones) in humanitarian emergencies. 

Disaster Risk Reduction
3 February 2017

WFP Hands Over HF Radio Packs To Fiji National Disaster Management Office

SUVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) officially handed over two high frequency (HF) radio packs to the Fiji Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management in Suva on 1 February 2017. The HF back packs will be used by the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) for their operations. The handover is part of WFP’s ongoing efforts to strengthen emergency communication systems in Fiji, in its role as lead of the Pacific Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC).


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