News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Climate Change
1 December 2014

Families Face High Food Prices Up To Eight Months After Climate Shocks, Study Shows

DHAKA - People affected by flood, drought and cyclones struggle with price peaks on food for up to eight months after the shocks, a new study has found. Data also demonstrates higher levels of acute undernutrition emerging in the wake of such climate-related events.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
1 December 2014

WFP Food Assistance Supports Successful Treatment Of People Living With HIV

Statement by WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin on World AIDS Day

ROME – We believe that food is life, and this World AIDS Day (1 December) the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is celebrating the work we do with our partners around the world to bring food assistance to more than 1.3 million people living with and affected by HIV and tuberculosis in 31 countries.

26 November 2014

US Government Helps WFP Continue Food Assistance To Millions Of Syrians With US$125 Million Contribution

AMMAN– The United States government has confirmed a contribution of an additional US$125 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help feed millions of Syrians in need. Confirmation of the funding has arrived at the start of winter, when the need for food and other assistance becomes more urgent than ever.

ED - E.Cousin
25 November 2014

WFP Executive Director Meets Egyptian President In Rome

ROME – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met today with His Excellency Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his official trip to Rome.

21 November 2014

UN World Food Programme To Provide SAFE Energy And Cooking To 10 Million People By 2020

NEW YORK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will seek to help 10 million people safely prepare and consume the food it provides by 2020, getting one step closer to eradicating global hunger, the agency announced today at the Cookstoves Future Summit in New York.
Responding to Emergencies
19 November 2014

Republic Of Korea Provides US$ 7 Million To Help WFP Support Nutrition Needs In DPR Korea

SEOUL / ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received US$7 million from the government of the Republic of Korea for WFP’s operations in support of the nutritional needs of women and children in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
14 November 2014

WFP Forced To Reduce Food Rations To Refugees In Kenya

NAIROBI – Around half a million refugees, mainly from Somalia and South Sudan, living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in remote areas in northern Kenya, will receive reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding.

14 November 2014

WFP Thanks China For Its Support In The Fight Against Ebola Virus Disease In West Africa

BEIJING – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is especially thankful for the timely and generous assistance provided by the Chinese government, which has supported WFP’s food assistance as well as sending medical experts and equipment at this very difficult time, to halt the advance of Ebola Virus Disease.
13 November 2014

Germany Boosts Nutrition & Resilience Efforts For Malawi’s Vulnerable Communities

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed two contributions from the government of Germany totalling €2.6 million. Part of the donation, €395,900 (about 240 million MWK), is for nutrition assistance, and the remaining €2,250,000 (about 1.4 billion MWK) will help build resilience over a four-year period in some of Malawi’s most food insecure districts.

11 November 2014

President Of The Republic Of Ghana And The President Of The Italian Chamber Of Deputies Visit Rome HQ, Celebrate WFP’s Work

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today celebrated the support and firm commitments of Ghana and Italy to its emergency responses and to the global movement to end hunger – the Zero Hunger Challenge.


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