News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

22 October 2018

WFP participation at Global Child Nutrition Forum Event: the world's largest conference on school feeding

TUNIS – Representatives of 50 countries attended a global forum for school feeding practicioners to exchange views on how to improve and scale up their national programmes. 

21 October 2018

Global Child Nutrition Forum celebrates 20th edition in Tunisia

Representatives of 50 countries will attend to discuss the multiple benefits of national school meals programmes and how to design and implement them

18 October 2018

KCCA, WFP form partnership to address food insecurity, rising malnutrition in Kampala

KAMPALA – Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today entered a partnership to tackle food insecurity and rising levels of malnutrition in Kampala district.

18 October 2018

WFP encourages private sector to scale up fight against post-harvest losses

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Sudan is hosting today its first international conference on Post-Harvest Losses (PHL), in a broader bid to significantly scale up the fight against crop waste, including by encouraging local production of hermetic bags - the main crop storage product being showcased at the event.  

18 October 2018

WFP and government of Ethiopia sign new agreement to strengthen Ethio-Djibouti logistics corridor

ADDIS ABABA - A new accord with the Government of Ethiopia will see the World Food Programme (WFP) develop national capacity in managing the Ethio-Djibouti land corridor and port operations.


17 October 2018

WFP cash transfers for school meals to promote education outcomes and food security in the Gambia

BANJUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it will transfer to participating elementary schools and early childhood development centres an initial amount of more than US$ 370,000 (D 18.5 million) to provide daily meals for up to 60,000 young students.

17 October 2018

UK Aid provides critical injection of funds to WFP Yemen

SANA’A –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new £25 million (US$33 million) contribution from the United Kingdom to support more than 1.2 million people in Yemen, amid mounting fears of a potential famine in the country. 

16 October 2018

World Food Day 2018: Our Actions are Our Future. A #ZeroHunger and #Nutritious Sri Lanka by 2030 is possible

COLOMBO – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today kicked off World Food Day 2018 under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, in line with the global theme: ‘Our Actions are Our Future. A #Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible’.  This year’s focus of World Food Day was the importance of good nutrition for a healthy nation.

16 October 2018

“Our actions are our future": UN Agencies mark World Food Day in Dushanbe

DUSHANBE – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) celebrated World Food Day today at a joint event that highlighted the importance of individual actions in achieving a world free of hunger and poverty by 2030.

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16 October 2018

Food costs should cause 'shock and outrage' as countries in conflict see spiralling prices

ROME – Fresh research by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), released to coincide with World Food Day, shows food becoming ever less affordable in countries in conflict or subject to political instability. In dozens more countries, persistently high food costs are putting the hope of a nutritious meal beyond the reach of millions.


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