News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

26 October 2017

US Contribution To Boost WFP Food Assistance And Local Economy In Afghanistan

KABUL – The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$24 million contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support food assistance to highly vulnerable Afghans affected by conflict, displacement, natural disasters, and seasonal hunger.
16 October 2017

Contribution From China To Boost WFP Emergency Food Assistance To Vulnerable Afghans

Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises in Afghanistan.

2 October 2017

Students And Schools Win Prizes In WFP Children’s Design Competition

Kabul – Artwork by Mariam Ahmadi has been named as one of the winners in the international WFP Children's Design Competition for 2017, organized by the United Nations World Food Programme. 

10 July 2017

US Contribution To Boost WFP Food Assistance, Local Economy In Afghanistan

KABUL – A contribution of US$20 million from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will enable the World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan to provide food assistance to more than 577,000 people in need. Nearly 70 percent of the money will be spent in Afghanistan to buy locally-milled, nutrient-enriched flour and salt.
9 March 2017

Government Of Japan Announced USD 7 Million To UNHCR, WFP

ISLAMABAD: The government of Japan has announced a contribution of USD 7 million to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Afghan Refugees and host communities in Pakistan.

23 January 2017

WFP Welcomes $20 Million From USA For Emergency Food Assistance To Returnees

Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of USD 20 million from the Government of the United States of America for emergency food assistance for some 550,000 returnees and displaced people in Afghanistan. This emergency operation has already been running for five months and WFP has reached 200,000 people so far.
9 January 2017

Record Contributions From Belgium Support WFP Innovation & Emergency Response

BRUSSELS/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has recognized the Government of Belgium’s substantial contributions in 2016, a year in which the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGCD) has donated more than €28 million to WFP projects reaching nearly 8 million people in eight countries.

21 November 2016

Government Of Pakistan Provides Wheat For Returning Afghan Refugees

PESHAWAR: The World Food Programme (WFP) in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), is distributing wheat provided by the government to returning Afghan refugees at the WFP hub in Peshawar.
13 November 2016

WFP In Emergency Assistance To Afghanistan’s Returnees

KABUL – As Afghanistan struggles with growing numbers of returnees from Pakistan and people displaced internally by conflict, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a nine-month operation to provide emergency food and cash.

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2 September 2016

WFP Head Confirms Commitment To Food Security For All Afghans

KABUL – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, wrapped up a four-day visit to Kabul today, declaring the organization’s commitment to continue working for the food and nutrition security of all Afghans. 


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