News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

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24 May 2016

Government Of Nigeria And WFP Step Up Assistance To People Bearing Brunt Of Boko Haram Violence

ISTANBUL – Under the Government of Nigeria’s leadership, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up to assist 430,000 people in Northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has led to one of the most acute and largely forgotten humanitarian crises in the world.

24 May 2016

Donor Support Allows WFP To Extend Africa Disaster Insurance So Risks Are Managed

ISTANBUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says that it will extend disaster insurance coverage to more African countries to help transform how they cope with drought and floods – from responding only after disasters strike to managing the risks before.

23 May 2016

Denmark & WFP Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement At World Humanitarian Summit

ISTANBUL – Denmark and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed a landmark agreement today to ensure flexible, predictable and multi-year funding to support WFP’s efforts toward reaching zero hunger globally by 2030.

23 May 2016

A New Paradigm To Boost Impact – The Global Network For Food Insecurity Risk Reduction

UN agencies and European Union launch global network for joint assessments, coordinated action

18 May 2016

The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Maintains Support To WFP Humanitarian Operation In Refugee Camps Near Tindouf

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of dates this month from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, valued at US$516,000, which arrived at the port of Oran to support WFP humanitarian food assistance to Sahrawi refugees

17 May 2016

NAADS, WFP To Build Grain Stores To Benefit 4,000 Farming Families In 10 Districts Of Uganda

KAMPALA – The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed an agreement to construct 10 community-level grain stores in 10 districts of Uganda over the next four months in an effort to address grain storage challenges nationally while enhancing small-scale farmers’ access to quality produce markets.

16 May 2016

Switzerland Supports WFP Projects In Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Switzerland worth 2.4 million Swiss Francs (US$2.4 million) to support WFP’s early recovery and safety-net activities aimed at improving household food security across Sudan.
13 May 2016

Food Quality And Management Training Helps Prepare For Emergencies And Combat Waste

KATHMANDU – A four-day training programme on emergency preparedness and capacity building on food safety and quality management systems, organised by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Kathmandu, brought together representatives from the government, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector to explore how they can work together to combat food waste in Nepal and to address challenges in delivering food to affected populations when disaster strikes.
6 May 2016

United States Supports World Food Programme Operations In Sudan

PORT SUDAN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival of a U.S. vessel carrying a food contribution worth approximately US$37 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
4 May 2016

WFP And OCHA Boost Partnership To Share And Visualize Food Security Data

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are boosting wider understanding of how families in conflict-torn Yemen struggle with persistent food insecurity, through a new interactive visualization of data captured by mobile technology and shared on an open source platform.


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