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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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6 June 2018

Iraq Humanitarian Fund Keeps WFP Logistics Services Moving

BAGHDAD – The Logistics Cluster, led by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has welcomed a generous contribution of US$860,000 from the Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF). The Cluster facilitates the movement of humanitarian supplies including food, medicines and even ambulances on behalf of the entire humanitarian community in Iraq.

6 June 2018

UN Food Agencies commit to deeper collaboration to achieve Zero Hunger


FAO, IFAD and WFP sign new Memorandum of Understanding in Rome.

4 June 2018

Steven Omamo to head World Food Programme Office in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – Steven Were Omamo is the World Food Programme’s (WFP) new Country Director in Ethiopia, the agency announced on Monday.

4 June 2018

WFP and Egyptian government join efforts to enhance food safety in Egypt

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) today signed a five-year agreement to raise public awareness on food safety and hygiene as well as building the government’s capacity to ensure access to safe nutritious food.

30 May 2018

WFP statement on UNHAS accident in remote area of Democratic Republic of Congo

KINSHASA – A Cessna Caravan airplane operated by the WFP-run United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) was involved in an accident today on take-off from a remote airstrip in Kamonia in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

30 May 2018

WFP and Republic of Korea Hand Over 100 Community Assets and Boost Livelihoods in Chamwino

DODOMA – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today held a ceremony to mark the completion and handover of the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities programme to the Government of Tanzania in central Dodoma Region.

29 May 2018

New study identifies gaps and proposes roadmap to ensure Ghana achieves Zero Hunger by 2030

Accra - Everyone living in Ghana can have adequate and nutritious food throughout the year, if there is a stronger integration between the pillars that affect food security and nutrition, under the leadership of the government, says a report launched today in Accra.

29 May 2018

Cash assistance reduces poverty among refugees, new study finds

ANKARA – Extreme poverty among refugees receiving EU- funded cash assistance in Turkey has fallen by half in a little over a year, according to a new report by the World Food Programme (WFP), the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and the World Bank.

28 May 2018

France Supports Nutrition Activities for Rohingya Refugee Mothers and Children in Bangladesh

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a €400.000 contribution (more than US$490,000) from France to support life-saving nutrition activities for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

28 May 2018

WFP and government of Egypt launch partnership to improve food security for the most vulnerable

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (MoSIT) last week signed a five-year agreement to strengthen social safety nets in support of the food and nutrition needs of the most vulnerable.