News release

17 May 2012

DHAKA – More than 100 guests, including representatives from the Government, Embassies, NGOs and Civil Society, the UN, and media came together at the Sonargaon Hotel yesterday for the launch of a joint research initiative comparing the income, food security and nutrition outcomes of different kinds of Safety Net transfer by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The event was hosted by the Disaster Management and Relief Division, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management.

19 April 2012

DHAKA – The Government of Brazil has confirmed a contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) of 7,000 metric tons of rice, valued at US$3.3 million, for people living in the most disaster-prone areas of Bangladesh.

5 April 2012

DHAKA – The Government of Japan has today handed over a vital food donation to the people of Bangladesh that will be used to help 400,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis be better prepared to deal with the impact of natural disasters and climate change. This is part of Japan’s overall contribution of US$10.5 million to WFP’s Bangladesh activities in 2012.

19 March 2012

DHAKA – WFP is rolling out a new programme to support undernourished women and children in Cox’s Bazar district, where almost 20 percent of children under the age of  five are  undernourished.

Cash and Vouchers, Floods
7 February 2012

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed US$ 679,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), enabling much-needed support to 30,000 vulnerable families most affected by the recent floods and water-logging in Satkhira district. 

Food Security Analysis
7 February 2012

A new assessment of food needs in flood-affected Satkhira district shows that more than 150,000 people will require food and other assistance over the next 12 months. The report, published by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the  Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), indicates that flooding in July has caused prolonged displacement, crop damage and food insecurity.

Capacity Building
3 January 2012

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new five-year Country Programme designed to strengthen and support the Government of Bangladesh’s nutrition and social safety net efforts

19 October 2011

A 1.5 million euros (BDT 15 crore) donation from ECHO, the humanitarian aid department of the European Union, has allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to step up food distributions to victims of recent flooding in Satkhira and Jessore districts.

19 September 2011

DHAKA -- Six members from the Executive Board of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP will arrive on a six-day official visit to Bangladesh on Sunday. While in the country, the Board members will visit WFP field operations and meet with ultra poor and food-insecure families to see how food and cash assistance has helped in building their skills and assets.

13 September 2011

ROME –The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will visit Luxembourg on 14-15 September to hold meetings with government officials and to deliver the keynote address to the country’s annual development conference, the Assises de la Coopération.