News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

5 October 2016

Republic Of Korea Becomes Top Donor To WFP In The Islamic Republic Of Iran

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed an unprecedented contribution of US$4 million from the Government of the Republic of Korea to support WFP food assistance to refugees from Afghanistan and Iraq in the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as helping to promote education for refugee girls.

Contributions to WFP
1 August 2016

Germany Boosts WFP Assistance To Refugees In Iran - Especially School Girls

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an unprecedented contribution of €2 million (approximately US$2.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to provide food assistance to Afghan and Iraqi refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran and promote education for refugee girls.

12 February 2015

Germany’s Ambassador Visits A WFP-Assisted Refugee Settlement In Iran

TEHRAN– The German Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran visited Shahid Nasseri refugee settlement in Saveh on 8 February 2015 following a German contribution of more than US$1 million to provide food assistance and educational support for Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements across the country.

6 March 2014

Empowering Women Will End Hunger: Celebrating Women's Role In Meeting The Zero Hunger Challenge

ROME/TEHRAN – Every year, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provides more than eleven million schoolgirls with food to help keep them in education and around three million vulnerable women with special nutritional support. This year, on International Women’s Day (March 8), WFP is celebrating how empowering women can boost global efforts to end hunger.

ED - E.Cousin
20 January 2014

UN World Food Programme Executive Director Visiting Iran

TEHRAN – Ertharin Cousin, the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Executive Director, has arrived for a 2-day visit to Iran. During her trip to the capital, she will meet Government officials, donors and the UN community. She will also visit a camp hosting Afghan refugees, where WFP has been providing food assistance for many years.
Contributions to WFP
1 July 2013

WFP Welcomes French Assistance Towards Food & Education For Afghan & Iraqi Refugees In Iran

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warmly welcomed a contribution from the Government of France for its refugee operation in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
15 May 2007

Iranian news agency joins WFP in fight against hunger

WFP today announced a new partnership with Iran’s Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN) which will work to generate greater awareness of hunger throughout the world and to increase contributions from the public to WFP’s operation and activities.
11 February 2006

Leading Iranian saffron company joins WFP in hunger fight

WFP has announced today that the Novin Saffron Company, the leading producer and exporter of high quality Iranian saffron, has become WFP’s first private sector partner in Iran.


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