News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

25 April 2017

China Contributes US$34 Million To WFP For Emergency Food Assistance In Six Countries

BEIJING - The Government of China has made its largest single donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with US$34 million towards its emergency operations to support people who are at risk of famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as those affected by severe food shortages in Kenya and Chad.

28 March 2017

WFP Working With Government And Partners To Launch Five-Year Strategic Plan In China

BEIJING - The UN World Food Programme (WFP), working in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture in People’s Republic of China and other partners, are embarking upon a five-year Strategic Plan in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2, a world with zero hunger by 2030.

16 November 2016

China Contributes US$12 Million To WFP For El Niño Drought Response And Syria Crisis

BEIJING - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made a contribution of US$10 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency operations currently supporting El Niño drought-affected people in Ethiopia and Somalia.  The Chinese Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, signed an agreement with WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, during the UN General Assembly in New York. Earlier, the Government of China also signed a US$2 million agreement with WFP to support its emergency operations for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

For Companies
22 December 2014

Chinese ‘Netizens’ Join With WFP To Stop The Spread Of Ebola

BEIJING – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) are launching a public fundraising campaign with Tencent, one of the world’s largest internet companies, to raise funds to fight Ebola.

Responding to Emergencies
20 October 2014

China Contributes US$6 Million To WFP In Fight Against Ebola In Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone

BEIJING - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has contributed US$6 million to the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency operation to assist 1 .3 million people impacted by the Ebola virus outbreak in the three most-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Hunger in the news
29 August 2012

In 24 Hours, Myfishbowl Players Provide 300,000 Meals For Lao School Children

BANGKOK – On 24 August, MyFishBowl, a Facebook-based Chinese language game, launched a week-long online campaign “Action Against Hunger” with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  Within just one day, MyFishBowl players had donated over US$100,000 - enough for more than 300,000 school meals for children in WFP’s School Feeding Progamme in Laos.

Hunger in the news
26 October 2011

Freerice China: Have Fun, Improve Your Vocabulary And Feed A Hungry!

Do you want to learn and fight hunger at the same time? Did you know that by improving your English vocabulary and general knowledge skills you can feed a hungry child? From today, the Chinese version of world-renowned website will help you do just this.


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