News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

8 October 2012

WFP's 4th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference Opens 9 October In The Dead Sea

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will hold the 4th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference from 9 to 11 October 2012 at King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

5 October 2012

QSR Brands BHD Helps Fight World Hunger Through Charity Walk In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – More than 10,000 people are expected to take part in this year’s “Be The Movement” World Hunger Relief Charity Walk in Putrajaya tomorrow, organized by QSR Brands Bhd, owners of KFC , Pizza Hut and Pizza Hut Delivery  in Malaysia, which will benefit the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger-fighting organizations in Malaysia. The Guest of Honour will be Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, Consort of the Sultan of Johor.

Responding to Emergencies
4 October 2012

New Airstrip Inaugurated For Dolo Ado Refugee Camps

DOLO ADO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with Donald E. Booth, the U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia, yesterday inaugurated a new airstrip for the Dolo Ado refugee camps.

3 October 2012

WFP And PepsiCo-Tomooh Support Food-For-Education In Upper Egypt For The Fifth Year

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and PepsiCo have celebrated the fifth phase of a partnership designed to improve school attendance and combat malnutrition with the signing of an agreement with the Pepsico Tomooh education programme.

27 September 2012

UN Women, FAO, IFAD And WFP: Empowerment Of Women In Rural Areas Is Pre-Requisite For Global Food Security

New York/Rome, 27 September 2012 – UN Women and the three Rome-based United Nations agencies working on food and agriculture today launched a joint programme to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.

Responding to Emergencies
25 September 2012

WFP Pakistan Begins Food Distributions To Flood-Affected In Sindh; Funds Urgently Needed To Gear Up

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun food distributions to tens of thousands of people affected by monsoon floods in Sindh province, with plans to gear up operations to reach the most severely affected areas of Balochistan.

24 September 2012

Matching Generosity Helps WFP Provide Tens Of Thousands Of Meals To School Children

DUBAI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) closed its Ramadan fundraising and awareness campaign with enough online donations – when matched by the Rotary Club of Dubai – to provide 400,000 school meals to underprivileged school children.

Hunger in the news
21 September 2012

WFP Expresses Concern About The Dramatic Increase Of Displaced People In Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

KINSHASA – The World Food Programme (WFP) expresses concern about the dramatic increase of displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are in dire need of humanitarian support, including food assistance.

Hunger in the news
20 September 2012

WFP Thanks Ethiopian Authorities For Successful Airdrop Operation To South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Ethiopia has expressed its gratitude to the Ethiopian authorities in facilitating airdrops of badly needed food to refugee camps in South Sudan.

20 September 2012

WFP Hosts Google+ Hangout On Humanitarian Operations In Syria

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today providing journalists and the online public with a unique opportunity to hear the latest on food relief operations in Syria from a senior staff member who has spent the last five days in Homs, Yabroud and Damascus.


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