News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
13 March 2017

WFP Appeals For Access And Resources To Prevent Famine In Yemen

ADEN/SANA’A – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, who has been visiting Yemen, urged the international community to help prevent a famine by providing resources to meet the immediate needs of the severely food insecure.

9 March 2017

WFP Provides School Meals To Syrian Children Across Aleppo City

DAMASCUS – In March, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began distributing school meals for the first time to Syrian children attending public primary schools in areas in Aleppo city previously inaccessible to WFP and other humanitarian organizations.

9 March 2017

WFP And Bishkek City Hall Launch Meals In City Schools With Russian Federation Support

BISHKEK – On International School Meals Day, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Bishkek City Hall today launched a hot meals programme in city schools, thanks to valuable support from the Russian Federation and expertise from the Russian Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI).

9 March 2017

Government Of Japan Announced USD 7 Million To UNHCR, WFP

ISLAMABAD: The government of Japan has announced a contribution of USD 7 million to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Afghan Refugees and host communities in Pakistan.

For Companies
9 March 2017

Innovative Supply Chain Information Platform Will Help Prepare For The Next Pandemic

TOKYO -  The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and NEC Corporation today announced their collaboration for the development of the first ever information platform to provide end-to-end visibility of supply chains for pandemic interventions, on behalf of the Global Pandemic Supply Chain (PSC) Network. The government of Japan has provided US$1 million for the PSC Network, which will be used as seed funding for the new information platform.

8 March 2017

Empowerment Of Rural Women Is Fundamental For Achieving 2030 Agenda

ROME - Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies today marked International Women’s Day  by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.

7 March 2017

Japan Provides Timely Food Support As WFP Steps Up Efforts To Prevent Famine In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a contribution of some US$13 million from the Government of Japan to support WFP providing desperately-needed food assistance to seven million people in Yemen.
7 March 2017

Japan Contributes US$ 5 Million For Food Assistance In Rakhine State

YANGON - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$ 5 million from the Government of Japan in support of WFP’s work in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Cash and Vouchers
6 March 2017

EU-Funded Cash Assistance Programme Reaches 250,000 Refugees In Turkey

ANKARA – The number of refugees in Turkey receiving monthly cash assistance through an innovative relief programme reached 250,000 this week. The EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) supports the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey with a debit card to cover basic needs such as food, rent, medicine, fuel for heating and warm clothing for winter.

6 March 2017

WFP Receives European Union Funding To Boost Nutrition In Burundi

BUJUMBURA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €5 million from the European Union (EU) to support the Home Grown School Feeding project and boost the nutrition of 20,000 children, mothers and pregnant women in central Burundi. 


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