News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
8 October 2015

WFP Begins Humanitarian Assistance To Families Fleeing Kunduz Fighting

KABUL - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food assistance to people displaced by the recent upsurge of fighting in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz.

7 October 2015

Japan’s New Contribution Boosts WFP’s Assistance In Gaza

RAMALLAH – The Government of Japan has announced a US$4 million (JPY 440,000 million) donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the most vulnerable Palestinian families living in Gaza.

6 October 2015

Crisis In Central African Republic Leads To New Refugee Influx; Agencies Struggle To Meet Humanitarian Needs

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, 6 October 2015 – The escalation of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) caused over 2,000 people, most of them women and children, to flee into neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) within one week.

6 October 2015

United States Contributes US$9 Million To WFP To Support Refugees In Uganda

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$9 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide food assistance for more than 320,000 refugees living in Uganda.

30 September 2015

Revamped Response Centre Ready To Produce 50,000 Emergency Family Food Packs

MANILA – A revamped and modernized repacking system has been set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which will speed up the production of emergency food packs next time the country faces a disaster.
27 September 2015

World Food Programme Chief Calls For Global Youth- Led Movement To Eradicate Hunger By 2030

NEW YORK – While a hunger-free world is within reach, a global movement of dedicated individuals and organizations is needed to achieve it within the next 15 years, the head of the world’s largest humanitarian agency said today.

25 September 2015

World Food Programme Ready To Respond To Food Crisis In Malawi

LILONGWE – The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) is gearing up to respond to the worst food crisis in Malawi in a decade. This follows an appeal to the international humanitarian community made by the President of Malawi Peter Mutharika at the launch of the National Food Insecurity Response Plan on Monday.

24 September 2015

UNHCR & WFP Launch Food Vouchers For Congolese Refugees In The Central African Republic

BANGUI - Some 2,650 Congolese refugees this week received food vouchers that allowed them to get their food from local markets in Zemio, in south-eastern Central African Republic (C.A.R.) as part of a partnership between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

24 September 2015

Report Highlights Most Food Insecure

KATHMANDU – A report released this week details how food insecurity and undernutrition are affecting the people of Nepal

23 September 2015

In Himalayan Village, WFP Raises Flag For Zero Hunger On Eve Of Global Goals

KATHMANDU – A team from the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has trekked into the Himalayas to unfurl a flag representing the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, as part of an international effort to bring the global goals to the world’s attention. The flag-raising comes ahead of this week’s UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York where the goals will be formally adopted by world leaders.


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