News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

20 December 2017

WFP Launches First Emergency Logistics Simulation Training

ADDIS ABABA – On 15 December, WFP kicked off the organization’s first ever Emergency Logistics Simulation Training to be held in Ethiopia.
20 December 2017

Funding From Germany Underpins WFP Cash Assistance To Conflict-Affected Iraqis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €4.4 million (US$5.2 million) from the Government of Germany, which will provide cash-based assistance to almost a quarter of a million Iraqis for one month.


20 December 2017

FAO and WFP step up efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai

Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo

19 December 2017

WFP Supports Tajikistan Emergency Preparedness And Response

DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working closely with the Government of Tajikistan so it is better prepared for disasters and the impact of a changing climate. 

19 December 2017

Germany Steps Up Support For Food Security In Mozambique

MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an additional contribution of €2.6 million from Germany to support food security, resilience building and school feeding activities in Mozambique in 2018. The contribution, channeled through the German Development Bank (KfW), builds on a previous grant of more than €13 million provided by the German Government in late 2016 for WFP operations in Mozambique this year.

18 December 2017

First National Conference On Rice Fortification In Nepal Seeks New Solutions For Undernutrition

KATHMANDU – Enriching rice with essential vitamins and minerals could hold the key to a healthier, more productive future for the people of Nepal. This is the premise of the first national conference on rice fortification, convened in Kathmandu by the Department of Health Services, Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, and the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) in association with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The event runs on 18 and 19 December.

18 December 2017

UK boosts WFP efforts to avert famine and alleviate widespread suffering in Yemen

DJIBOUTI – The United Kingdom has announced a generous contribution of £50 million (US$67 million) in support of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) food assistance operation in Yemen.

18 December 2017

Germany Sustains Support For Afghan And Iraqi Refugees In Iran

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new contribution of €1 million (approximately US$1.2 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany that will be used to provide food assistance to 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

14 December 2017

Kuwait Supports WFP Food Assistance To Syrians In Urgent Need

KUWAIT CITY – The Government of Kuwait has announced a US$5 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for food assistance to the most vulnerable Syrians affected by the unabating conflict.
13 December 2017

Japan Supports Orphans And Vulnerable Children In Swaziland

MBABANE - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a donation of rice valued at US$1.8 million from the Government of Japan to support some 52,000 children in Swaziland for a period of one year.


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