News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

WFP Ambassadors
21 July 2015

WFP Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon And Jordan

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson has visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan where she witnessed their remarkable strength in facing arduous daily challenges resulting from the conflict in Syria.

20 July 2015

Spoiled Rice Destroyed In Gorkha

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is in the process of destroying 7.8 metric tons of spoiled rice that were identified in Gorkha.

16 July 2015

WFP Seeks Correction To Story On Cost Of Rice

KATHMANDU: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) seeks to correct some points published in the news today.

15 July 2015

Japan Contribution Ensures Vital Support For Ebola Survivors In Sierra Leone

FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Japan’s donation of US$6 million to support WFP’s response in Eb0la-affected Sierra Leone, including support to some 3,000 Ebola survivors across the country.
14 July 2015


SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) stopped a shipment of wheat flour from leaving the port of Hodeidah after an inspection commissioned by WFP found it to be not fit for distribution.

13 July 2015

Leaders Call For Increased Investment In Nutrition As Key To Africa’s Development

Addis Ababa – The African Union Commission in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), held a high level advocacy side event to advocate for increased investment in nutrition in order to “end all forms of malnutrition” as articulated in the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

12 July 2015

Financial Reform Crucial To Meet Future Hunger Challenges


ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will attend the Third International Conference on Financing for Sustainable Development (FfD) 13-16 July.

11 July 2015

Germany Helps WFP Continue Its Assistance To Displaced & Needy People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today two substantial contributions totalling €2.5 million (US$2.7 million) from the Government of Germany to support its work across Sudan and help tens of thousands of internally displaced people in Darfur.

10 July 2015

Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining Social Protection With Pro-Poor Investments

An additional $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty will end chronic hunger new UN estimates show

Responding to Emergencies
9 July 2015

WFP Reaches Besieged Town In Northern Syria With Food Assistance

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, in northern Ar-Raqqa governorate, for the first time in eight months, delivering desperately needed food assistance to 10,000 people.


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