News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

School Meals
1 June 2015

Egypt’s Premier And Nine Ministers Visit WFP School Feeding Project In Assuit

ASSUIT, UPPER EGYPT – The Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb, and Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Waly, today visited Sokkara school, one of more than 600 schools supported by the United Nations World Food Programme’s school feeding initiative in the governorate of Assuit.

Responding to Emergencies
1 June 2015

WFP Ship With Food Assistance For Yemen Diverted To Hodeidah From Aden

SANA’A/AMMAN – A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) chartered ship carrying vital food assistance destined for the Yemeni port of Aden was diverted yesterday to the port of Hodeidah following reports of ongoing fighting and security threats.

Responding to Emergencies
27 May 2015

WFP Urges World To Remember South Sudan As Hunger Reaches Record Level

JUBA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity in the young country’s history because of a combination of conflict, high food prices and a worsening economic crisis.

27 May 2015

World Hunger Falls To Under 800 Million, Eradication Is Next Goal

72 countries have achieved the Millennium Development target of halving proportion of the chronically undernourished.

For Companies
27 May 2015

Vodafone Supports WFP’s School Feeding Programme In Upper Egypt For The Third Year

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a US$1.2 million contribution from Vodafone Egypt Foundation that will benefit thousands of children, their families and teachers through WFP’s school feeding programme in Upper Egypt.

27 May 2015

U.S. Contribution Helps Conflict-Affected And Vulnerable People In Sudan

PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a new food contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that is enough to feed 1.8 million people for three months.

27 May 2015

WFP Distributes Food To People Uprooted By Recent Upsurge In Violence In Northern Mali

BAMAKO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing food assistance to some 29,000 people displaced by recent violence in northern Mali. WFP provided 13 metric tons of high energy cereal bars on Saturday and has now begun distributing a one-month food ration.
Responding to Emergencies
26 May 2015

Pauses In Syrian Fighting During Harvest Vital To Meet Country’s Food Needs

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has called for humanitarian pauses in the fighting in Syria so farmers can safely harvest and transport crops within the country to reach all Syrians in need.


26 May 2015

Safety Nets: Cash With Nutrition Education Has Greatest Impact On Child Nutrition

DHAKA – Which combination of cash, food and nutrition education in social safety nets brings the greatest benefits for ultra-poor rural families? The findings of a joint research initiative seeking an answer to this question were presented today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

25 May 2015

European Union Helps Treat Malnutrition Among Sudan’s Most Vulnerable

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €9 million (US$9.7 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its emergency operations in Sudan.


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