News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

17 September 2015

New Study Highlights Food Insecurity as Driver of Migration in Central America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), today released the findings of an exploratory study into the interaction of hunger, violence and migration and the impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people living in the Northern Triangle of Central America.

15 September 2015

USAID Helps WFP Continue Food Assistance To 50,000 Malian Refugees In Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$2 million contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), allowing WFP to support nearly 50,000 vulnerable Malian refugees from October onwards.
14 September 2015

Qatar Development Fund Commits Us$1 Million To WFP To Battle Food Crisis In South Sudan

DOHA – The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Qatar Development Fund and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding providing US$1 million to address the food crisis arising from the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, which has led to the deterioration of the humanitarian and health situations, widespread population displacement and disruption of livelihoods since fighting erupted in December 2013.

13 September 2015

WFP Loses Five Trucks After Convoy Seized By Armed Men In Badakhshan Province

Kabul – The United Nations World Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan confirms that five of its trucks have been lost following an attack on a convoy of its trucks on Friday Setpember 11, in Yaftal-i-Sufla district of Badakhshan province.

11 September 2015

Ireland Commits €900,000 To WFP To Assist Refugees And School Children In Karamoja

KAMPALA –Irish Aid today committed critical funding that will enable the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist more than 100,000 school children in Karamoja and nearly 150,000 South Sudanese refugees living in transit centres and settlements in northern Uganda.

10 September 2015

Severe Food Insecurity On The Rise In Afghanistan – “Extremely Alarming Trend” UN And Partner Agencies Release New Assessment

Kabul - The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to a joint report released today by UN and partner agencies.

9 September 2015

Nepali Overseas Students Deliver Quake Help

KATHMANDU – Nepali students from the University of Virginia in the United States have delivered a donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal following campus fundraising activities.

7 September 2015

U.S. Food And Cash Contribution Boosts WFP Response To Vulnerable People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today cash and in-kind donations from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) worth US$86 million to support more than 2.5 million people in Sudan’s Darfur and in North Kordofan and West Kordofan states.

7 September 2015

“It Begins With Me”: Bono, Italy, Ireland Speak Out For Syrians And A Zero Hunger World

MILAN – Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), thanked U2 lead singer and ONE co-founder Bono, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney for their efforts to give voice and support to the world’s hungry poor.

7 September 2015

Rugby Fans Get Opportunity To Tackle Hunger At Rugby World Cup 2015

LONDON – The World Food Programme (WFP) and World Rugby, the international federation for rugby union, have joined forces to raise awareness and funds during Rugby World Cup 2015 for WFP’s work on the frontlines of hunger.


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