News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

19 January 2016

Growing Concern About Impact Of Food Shortages On Refugees In Malawi - UN Agencies

LILONGWE – A lack of funds could have severe consequences for more than 23,500 refugees at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned today.

18 January 2016

Growing Concern About El Nino’s Impact On Southern Africa As Planting Window Closes

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is increasingly concerned about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year.

14 January 2016

ShareTheMeal App Hits First Target, Now Raises Funds For Children, Mothers And Mums-To-Be In Syria

ROME – Two months after its global launch, the United Nations World Food Programme’s ShareTheMeal app has fulfilled its goal of ensuring 20,000 Syrian refugee children in Jordan will have vital nutrition at school for one year. Starting today, app users can help a new group of needy Syrians with a tap on their smartphones – mothers, children and mums-to-be in the war-torn city of Homs.

14 January 2016

WFP Executive Director Ends Trip Strengthening Partnerships In India

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin today concluded a three-day visit to India where she met senior government officials and private-sector leaders in New Delhi.

13 January 2016

Baringo County Government And World Food Programme Sign Joint Plan To Strengthen Food Security

NAIROBI –The County Government of Baringo and the World Food Programme have entered into a two-year agreement on reinforcing the ability of the local authorities to address hunger.

13 January 2016

Visit To Zambia By Executive Director Of The UN World Food Programme

LUSAKA – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will make an official visit to Zambia this week, arriving in the capital, Lusaka, on Thursday 14 January and leaving on Sunday 17 January.

13 January 2016

Donor Support Helps WFP Continue UNHAS Flights Across Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed significant contributions from donors towards the operation in Sudan during 2015 of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).

31 December 2015

WFP Appeals To All Parties To The Conflict In Yemen To Allow Food Distributions In Taiz

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the city of Taiz where people have been going hungry for weeks as WFP struggles to reach vulnerable families in the war-torn city.

29 December 2015

European Union Donates 3 Million Euros To Help Remote Quake-Affected Villages

KATHMANDU – The European Union has contributed 340 million Nepali Rupees (EUR 3 million) to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) to help deliver shelter and emergency supplies to remote mountain communities still struggling after the April earthquake.
21 December 2015

Czech Funding Helps Thousands In Ethiopia Avoid Malnutrition

ADDIS ABABA – A recent contribution by the Czech Republic allows the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide specialized nutritious food to 8,000 children and mothers in drought-affected areas of Ethiopia for three months.


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