ROME – The World Food Programme (WFP) is at COP28 to call for urgent climate action to protect those on the frontlines of the climate crisis. The climate crisis is driving hunger across the world with a staggering 57 million people pushed into acute food insecurity by climate extremes last year alone. WFP will showcase solutions to protect those hardest hit by climate change, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected areas.
GAZA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) delivered desperately needed food to more than 120,000 people in Gaza during the initial pause in fighting but has reiterated that the supplies it was able to provide were woefully inadequate to address the level of hunger seen by staff in the UN shelters and communities.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Haiti will provide hot school meals to approximately 75,000 pre-primary and primary students in Nord and Nord-Est Departments between now and 2028, thanks to funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
KABUL– The United Nations World Food Programme is providing Afghan families who are being forced out of Pakistan with emergency assistance at the border. However, with the harsh winter just around the corner and a significant funding deficit for the operation, assistance to these people hangs in the balance.
Yerevan, ARMENIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a grant of US$1.1 million from the United States Government, made possible through USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). This timely contribution will enable WFP to provide essential emergency food assistance to refugees residing in Armenia.
Dili, – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed an agreement to contribute to conducting Timor-Leste’s most extensive food security focused assessment to date, funded under the bank’s Economic Diagnostic Studies in Asia and the Pacific initiative.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) extends its heartfelt gratitude to the prominent actress Hend Sabry for her unwavering support and dedication during her tenure as WFP’s Goodwill Ambassador for the past thirteen years.
BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) congratulates 753 graduates of the WFP Jousour programme which aims to enhance the employability of internally displaced and vulnerable Iraqis as well as Syrian refugees by providing them with digital and English language skills.
ROME - Today’s agreement to a humanitarian pause in fighting in Gaza is an important and welcome first step. As hunger threatens the lives of nearly every civilian in Gaza, this agreement must be upheld in full to allow food and other life-saving supplies to reach those who so desperately need it.
Rome – To make a dent in spiralling global hunger, the world must rapidly scale up protection for vulnerable people on the frontlines of the climate crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today, a week before world leaders meet in Dubai for the next UN Climate Summit, COP28. Last year alone, climate extremes pushed a staggering 56.8 million people into acute food insecurity.
N’DJAMENA – The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) is today warning of a looming halt to its food and nutrition assistance to 1.4 million crisis-affected populations in Chad – including newly arrived Sudanese refugees - due to funding constraints.
JOHANNESBURG – TEDxJohannesburg supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is to host a TEDx event, as Southern Africa grapples with high levels of food insecurity, with more than 60 million people hungry in 12 countries.
New Delhi – The Government of Norway and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed an agreement to support smallholder farmers, especially women, in the north-eastern state of Assam through a two-year project to address the adverse impacts of climate change.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is activating its revamped approach to operations in Ethiopia, a major step which will start to reach 3.2 million people with food assistance for the first time since June 2023. WFP food aid was suspended nationwide following reports of large-scale diversions earlier this year.
NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME, 16 November 2023 – As humanitarian leaders, our position is clear: We will not participate in the establishment of any ”safe zone” in Gaza that is set up without the agreement of all the parties, and unless fundamental conditions are in place to ensure safety and other essential needs are met and a mechanism is in place to supervise its implementation.
GAZA — With only ten percent of necessary food supplies entering Gaza since the beginning of the conflict, the Strip now faces a massive food gap and widespread hunger as nearly the entire population is in desperate need of food assistance, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.
Yerevan– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a CHF 500,610 (approximately US $555,000) contribution from the Government of Switzerland to support thousands of families who have fled military hostilities in the Karabakh region and sought refuge in Armenia. The additional funds, which Switzerland has been providing since November 1, are intended to provide emergency humanitarian aid to those most in need.
PORT VILA: In the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Lola, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with the support of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, is working with Vanuatu’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to enhance humanitarian response and logistics coordination. This joint effort aims to ensure that people affected by the cyclone receive timely and essential assistance.
TRIPOLI/LIBYA – For the second time this year, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) partnered with the governments of Tunisia and Libya to provide management training for 44 Libyan entrepreneurs and government officials.
MOGADISHU – Climate extremes will keep hunger in Somalia at record highs, warned the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today, as deadly floods sweep the country, devastating deeply food-insecure communities who are still battling to recover from the country’s longest recorded drought.
ROME – Today, Cindy McCain, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) and Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, the President of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP28), called for urgent action to scale up climate action in fragile and conflict-affected settings.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the support of the European Union in strengthening the logistics capacity of Egyptian Red Crescent-run aid hubs in the northeast of Egypt which are a critical part of relief efforts for people in Gaza.
VIENTIANE – The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare today announced an expansion of its activities to improve community and government capacities in disaster risk reduction in the north of the country. Nearly 16,000 people in four districts of Oudomxay and Phongsaly province will benefit from this cooperation implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), under the leadership of the Ministry and with support from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.
DJIBOUTI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of 60 metric tons of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to benefit some 35,340 vulnerable food insecure people and refugees in Djibouti.