News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

9 October 2017

WFP And Kyrgyz Institute For Strategic Studies Develop Food Insecurity Warning System

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Strategic Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS) have developed an innovative online platform which can forecast food security crises before they become critical. The system, which collects and analyses massive amounts of food price data, provides early warning so that governments can take action before it is too late.

4 October 2017

Japan Boosts WFP Food And Nutrition Programmes In Cholera-Ridden Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the Government of Japan to provide much-needed food and nutrition assistance in Yemen over the coming months. With these funds, WFP will be able to assist more than 130,000 people, including some 47,000 nursing mothers and pregnant women in areas hardest hit by cholera.
2 October 2017

WFP Cuts Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya Amidst Funding Shortfalls

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will cut food rations by 30 percent for the 420,000 refugees in living in Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya due to insufficient funding.
2 October 2017

Students And Schools Win Prizes In WFP Children’s Design Competition

Kabul – Artwork by Mariam Ahmadi has been named as one of the winners in the international WFP Children's Design Competition for 2017, organized by the United Nations World Food Programme. 

1 October 2017

WFP Chief: International Community Must Continue to Support Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh

COX’S BAZAR – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today reiterated WFP’s commitment to supporting people fleeing violence in Myanmar as he met refugee families and saw WFP relief activities in the new settlements in the Cox’s Bazar area.

29 September 2017

WFP Providing Food, Logistics And Telecoms Support To Hurricane-Hit Island Of Dominica

ROME – Emergency food supplies from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have been delivered for distribution on the Caribbean island of Dominica which was devastated by Hurricane Maria early last week. The Category 5 hurricane has claimed nearly 30 lives, and damaged an estimated 80 percent of buildings on the mountainous island while many roads have been blocked or damaged.

29 September 2017

WFP Executive Director To Visit Escalating Humanitarian Crisis On Bangladesh Border With Myanmar

DHAKA/COX’S BAZAR – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be visiting Bangladesh from 29 September until 2 October to see first-hand how the country is coping with the humanitarian crisis on its border, after nearly half a million people have arrived fleeing violence in Myanmar.
School Meals
28 September 2017

Expansion Of Hot School Meals Programme In Kyrgyz Republic

BISHKEK – Signaling a fresh start for the new academic year, 16 rural schools in Chui and Issyk-Kul provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic today start with hot meals for 5,000 primary school students. This development – part of a School Meals Optimization project begun in 2013 - been made possible by funding from Japan and the technical expertise of the United Nations World Food programme (WFP).

28 September 2017

New Stunting Prevention Initiative Launched By Government Of Balochistan And WFP

QUETTA – A new programme to prevent stunting among children in Pakistan’s Balochistan province has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the provincial government’s Planning and Development Department. The three-year project in Pishin district will provide nutrition support to more than 20,000 pregnant and nursing women, and children under five years of age.
26 September 2017

WFP Food Provided To Majority Of New Arrivals In Cox’s Bazar

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh by providing food to people arriving in Cox’s Bazar following an outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State.


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