News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

5 December 2018

Syrian women's art on show in Istanbul subway station

ANKARA – An art exhibition created by women refugees in Turkey opened on Wednesday at Istanbul’s Yenikapı subway station, a major transit hub. Part of a three-month art initiative, it’s funded by a European Union assistance programme for refugees across Turkey.
4 December 2018

Progressing together: 50 years of partnership between the Government of Indonesia and the World Food Programme

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Indonesia are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their partnership this month, and remain committed to working together to address hunger and malnutrition and reach Zero Hunger across the archipelago by 2030.
Climate Change
4 December 2018

WFP uses satellites and climate modelling to boost resilience to climate change in Viet Nam

Hanoi – A report launched today by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Viet Nam found that rural livelihoods in Viet Nam are highly sensitive to climate change, especially in the northern mountainous regions and the central highlands. The report also found that resilience must be boosted to safeguard food security and nutrition progress made in recent years.
30 November 2018

Government of Norway joins forces with private sector-led Farm to Market Alliance to unlock opportunities in African agriculture

The Government of Norway announced its contribution to the Farm to Market Alliance, a global private-sector led initiative with the aim to make markets work better for smallholder farmers across Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia
26 November 2018

Nutrition and women's empowerment - a foundation for development in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka embarked on a new joint project today to improve women’s nutrition and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sri Lanka by providing critical information and services on sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and food security over the next year.

26 November 2018

Major nutrition programme launched in Karamoja region of Uganda

KOTIDO, UGANDA – A major programme to improve the delivery of quality nutrition services across Karamoja was launched today. 

23 November 2018

The United Nations World Food Programme ships 11,500 tonnes of sorghum from Las Palmas for humanitarian emergencies in East Africa

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) logistics base in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is preparing a shipment of 11,500 tonnes of sorghum for Djibouti and its subsequent distribution in humanitarian operations in East Africa.

22 November 2018

Netherlands contributes €8 million to rehabilitate and maintain roads in South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today received an €8 million (US$9 million) contribution from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets by rehabilitating and maintaining roads in South Sudan over the next four years. 

22 November 2018

Japan supports WFP to scale up nutrition programme in Ghana

ACCRA–The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$5 million from the Government of Japan which will enable the scale-up of an important programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana.

20 November 2018

WFP welcomes new funding pledge for humanitarian needs in Yemen from United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DUBAI/RIYADH – The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) welcomes a pledge of US$500 million from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for humanitarian food assistance to Yemen. The funds, which will partially go to WFP, will cover shortfalls in the current humanitarian response while helping WFP scale up its operation to provide life-saving food assistance to 10-12 million severely hungry people in Yemen, including more than 2 million children.