News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
16 April 2015

WFP Distributes Food In Aden But Warns Of Challenges Of Reaching Hungry People In Yemen

SANA’A/AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme and partners are distributing food for 105,000 displaced people in the Yemeni city of Aden over the next few days, but the humanitarian agency has warned of the challenges of feeding millions of food-insecure people amid deteriorating security.

16 April 2015

Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Supports WFP Refugee Operation In Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of dates valued at US$126,000 from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support refugees living in north-west Tanzania.
15 April 2015

France Boosts WFP Emergency Response In Afghanistan While Helping Local Economy

KABUL – The Government of France has announced a contribution of €400,000 (US$ 424,000) to the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist with emergency response in Afghanistan in 2015. The announcement was formalised at a signing ceremony today at the French Embassy in Kabul attended by high-level representatives from the Government of France and WFP.


Food Security Analysis
8 April 2015

WFP And UN Global Pulse Show How Big Data Can Save Lives And Fight Hunger

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Global Pulse – an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General – have teamed up to deliver powerful insights into how data from mobile phone usage could support networks in fighting hunger and boosting  humanitarian response efforts.

8 April 2015

Japan Contributes US$12 Million Through WFP & UNICEF To Central African Republic

BANGUI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), have welcomed a contribution of US$12 million from the Government of Japan to provide vital humanitarian relief to the most vulnerable people living in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.).

8 April 2015

Joint Statement On Progress Made In The Passage Of Humanitarian Assistance Through Sudan To South Sudan

The Joint Technical Committee on the Passage of Humanitarian Assistance from Sudan to South Sudan - comprised of representatives of the Governments of South Sudan, Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) - is pleased to highlight the progress made in the operation of passage of life-saving food assistance to populations affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

2 April 2015

Japan Supports WFP Food Assistance To Vulnerable Palestinians In Gaza

RAMALLAH – The government of Japan has recently announced a US$5 million (JPY 606.3 million) donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the most vulnerable Palestinian families living in Gaza.

Purchase for Progress
2 April 2015

WFP Hands Over Five Warehouses To Ethiopian Cooperative Unions

BUTAJIRA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over five pre-fabricated warehouses to cooperative unions in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, one of Ethiopia’s largest grain-producing areas, as part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative (P4P).

ED - E.Cousin
1 April 2015

UN World Food Programme Executive Director Visits Malawi

LILONGWE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin is making a two-day trip to Malawi from today.
31 March 2015

Vulnerable Afghans To Receive Saudi Arabian Dates For Ramadan

KABUL – Thousands of Afghan students and their families will be receiving dates in the coming months, thanks to a contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).


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