News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

6 January 2017

The EU And UK Gave Life-Saving Support To People Of Mali In 2016

BAMAKO – Working closely with the European Union (EU), the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Government of Mali, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided emergency assistance to more than a quarter of a million needy people in Mali last year.

5 January 2017

WFP Welcomes Canada’s Support For Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today transferred US$9.8 million onto the electronic food assistance cards which it provides to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This funding, from Canada, will benefit more than 310,000 people who depend entirely on humanitarian support.

Responding to Emergencies
30 December 2016

In December Alone, WFP Assists More Than One Million People In Northeast Nigeria

ABUJA – In barely a month since the beginning of December, WFP has delivered food or cash to more than a million Nigerians in conflict-affected zones in the Northeast. This means that over half of those in need of urgent humanitarian assistance have now been reached.

29 December 2016

WFP Welcomes Denmark’s Contribution To Support Iraqis Affected By Mosul Crisis

ROME/BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$7.1 million from Denmark to provide emergency food assistance for thousands of Iraqi families affected by the continuing crisis in Mosul.

29 December 2016

European Union Supports Livelihoods And Nutrition In Drought-Stricken Sindh

SINDH - The European Union has contributed critical funds to enable livelihoods and nutrition programmes, run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to continue in the hardest-hit drought areas of Sindh province in Pakistan.


28 December 2016

WFP Welcomes Continued E.U. Support For Refugees In Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – In 2016, thanks to a €700,000 contribution from the European Union, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was able to provide up to 17,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti with an innovative package of cash assistance alongside their food rations.

23 December 2016

European Union Funding Helps WFP Save Lives In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says that during 2016, funding from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has been critical to WFP’s support for hundreds of thousands of people affected by conflict in South Sudan.
22 December 2016

Funding Shortages Threaten Vital Assistance To Thousands Of Displaced In Central African Republic

BANGUI – The World Food Programme (WFP) urges donors to provide immediate support so 150,000 highly vulnerable people, displaced by violence, can continue to receive life-saving assistance in the Central African Republic (CAR).

22 December 2016

UK Supports South Sudanese Refugees In Sudan

KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of £3 million (approximately US$3.7 million) from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the critical needs of more than 164,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

21 December 2016

Madagascar’s Prime Minister Calls For Support And Investment Against Chronic Malnutrition

ANTANANARIVO – The results of a new Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study indicate that Madagascar’s economy loses 3.384 billion Ariary (US$1.5 billion) per year – the equivalent of 14.5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – to the effects of malnutrition.


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