News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
10 November 2014

Germany Provides €24 Million To Help WFP Meet Critical Food Needs In Ebola Crisis

BERLIN/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received €24 million (more than US$ 30 million) from the government of Germany to support the increasing need for food assistance to more than one million people affected by the Ebola virus epidemic.

School Meals
10 November 2014

WFP Thanks Japan For School Feeding Support

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen today expressed its thanks for a donation of US$5.3 million (JPY580 million) to support on-site school feeding up to the end of the current school year. The donation was confirmed at a signing ceremony in Rome on 7 November.

10 November 2014

WFP Welcomes Cross-Border Humanitarian Deliveries To South Sudan Via Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the safe arrival of the first convoy of food assistance moved through Sudan to South Sudan.
10 November 2014

Ethiopian Student Wins Global Children’s “Zero Hunger” Design Competition

MEKELE – Fourteen-year-old Guush Gebrehiwot has been named as one of the winners in a global children's design competition organised by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

10 November 2014

European Union’s Continued Generosity Helps WFP Feed Millions Of Displaced Syrians

AMMAN – On behalf of millions of Syrians affected by the protracted crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed another generous contribution from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) towards its life-saving response.

Responding to Emergencies
6 November 2014

WFP Continues Scaling Up Ebola Response With Partners:“Together We Must Do More”

FREETOWN – At the end of a three-day visit to Sierra Leone, during which she met with government officials and key actors in the fight against Ebola, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin today called upon partners all over the world to work together to address the critical needs of those affected by the health crisis.

For Companies
6 November 2014

WFP, MasterCard, Poste Italiane launch integrated online donation platform for everyday payments

To mark the launch of this new donation platform MasterCard and GFK unveil research into the donation habit of Italian consumers

Cash and Vouchers
6 November 2014

WFP Provides Cash Transfers To Families Affected By Floods With Funding From DFID And ECHO

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided unconditional mobile phone cash transfers to assist people whose homes and livelihoods were severely affected by the devastating floods in the Northwest of Bangladesh in August.

3 November 2014

USA Gives $27 Million To Help Children In Laos Eat & Learn In School

VIENTIANE - The U.S. Ambassador to Laos PDR, Daniel Clune, announced today that the U.S. government, through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), would support WFP’s mid-morning snack and lunch programmes in Laos with US$27 million to assist more than 170,000 children over the next three years.
30 October 2014

WFP Reaches Vulnerable Communities In Abyei With Life-Saving Food Assistance

KHARTOUM/ABYEI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan has started this week distribution of life-saving food assistance for the vulnerable communities in northern Abyei for the first time since May 2011.


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