News release

7 July 2011

ADDIS ABABA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) confirms that Abdou Dieng, the new Country Director, today presented his letter of appointment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

30 June 2011

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed today the safe recovery of two of its Ethiopian staff members.

29 June 2011

Desperate hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict. 

14 May 2011

ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today confirmed the death of one of its staff members in a fatal attack in Ethiopia. "I am deeply saddened by this deplorable killing,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran. “This is the second deadly attack on a WFP humanitarian worker in less than a month.”

2 April 2011

The number of hungry people in the Horn of Africa is growing and WFP aims to assist 5.2 million people as drought, rising food and fuel prices and conflict take their toll.  More and more people need help in the Horn and we’re now on high alert over the impact of the March to May long rains.

14 March 2011

DJIBOUTI – A ceremony was held today to lay the foundation stone of a new United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Humanitarian Logistics Base on 40,000 square meters of land made available to WFP by the Government of Djibouti.

11 January 2011

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the largest ever, one-off donation from the Government of Japan, amounting to US$ 196.6 million.  The donation will be used to provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to millions of the most vulnerable people in 20 countries in Asia and Africa and will also support logistics operations in eight countries where WFP is working.

22 October 2010

WFP has donated 20 automated weather stations to assist in weather risk management in Ethiopia.

P4P News, Purchase for Progress
8 September 2010

Purchase for Progress is changing the way smallholder farmers do business in Ethiopia.

Purchase for Progress
24 June 2010

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today officially launched the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative in Ethiopia. Through the project financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WFP plans to support almost 70,000 smallholder farmers by purchasing some 126,000 metric tons of food over the next five years.