News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Cash and Vouchers
31 July 2016

Breakthrough As WFP Reaches Taiz Enclave Using Voucher Assistance

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) succeeded this month in reaching 55,000 people in a hard-to-reach district of Taiz city, Al Qahira, providing food assistance through food vouchers using a local supplier’s network. 

29 July 2016

Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger

Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

26 July 2016

Kyrgyz Republic, WFP Launch Skills Training For Food Security In Vulnerable Communities

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic today agreed to develop training courses and coaching services related to techniques in agriculture, to improve the knowledge, livelihoods and food security of the poor and vulnerable across the country.

25 July 2016

UN Food Agency Leaders Hail U.S. Law Aimed At Boosting Global Food Security

FAO and WFP say law will greatly enhance worldwide efforts to combat hunger and rural poverty

Contributions to WFP
20 July 2016

Germany Supports WFP Assistance To Migrants And Vulnerable Families In Eastern Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €10 million (approximately US$11.1 million) from the Government of Germany to support nearly 350,000 people in the eastern Sudan state of Kassala. 

Responding to Emergencies
20 July 2016

WFP Begins Unprecedented Emergency Food Relief Operation In Drought-Hit Malawi

LILONGWE The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a new round of life-saving relief operations in Malawi where as many as 6.5 million people – nearly 40 percent of the population – may require emergency assistance in coming months. This is set to become the largest ever emergency food relief operation in the country’s history. 

Contributions to WFP
20 July 2016

Korea Helps WFP Work For Zero Hunger In Nepal

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) - half of a multiyear contribution to the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project in Nepal. 

Contributions to WFP
19 July 2016

Germany Supports WFP Work In Lebanon With €100 Million Contribution

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a €100 million (US$113 million) contribution from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development toward its programmes supporting vulnerable Lebanese families and Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

15 July 2016

National Statistics Committee And WFP Agree To Collaborate On Food Security Statistics In The Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic (NSC) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the analysis and dissemination of food security statistics in the Kyrgyz Republic. 

ED - E.Cousin
15 July 2016

WFP Executive Director Visits Drought-Hit Malawi

LILONGWE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will visit Malawi next week at a time when the country is facing its worst food security crisis in decades. Ms. Cousin is due to arrive in the southern African country on Monday 18 and to stay till Wednesday 20 July. 


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