News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

21 April 2017

WFP Air-Lifts Life-Saving Supplies To People Struck By Drought In Somalia

DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today air-lifted life-saving food supplies to drought-stricken Somalia for the most vulnerable people, particularly children, who are displaced from their homes and have no access to food or cooking facilities.

19 April 2017

United States Funding Helps WFP Provide Vital Nutrition Support In Mozambique

MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes an additional US$2.7 million contribution from the United States to support pregnant and nursing women, and people living with HIV (PLHIV) or TB on anti-retroviral treatment. The funding will be used to buy, transport and distribute fortified blended food for the treatment of malnutrition among these vulnerable groups, whose situation has been made worse by the recent drought.

18 April 2017

Community Based Disaster Risk Management And School Safety Programmes Launched In Balochistan

QUETTA - The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) - Balochistan in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan launched two new programmes aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Balochistan – Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and School Safety programmes.
14 April 2017

WFP Condemns Killing Of Three Workers In Wau, South Sudan

JUBA – The World Food Programme was horrified to learn that three workers contracted as porters by WFP’s office in Wau, South Sudan, were killed during violence that wracked the city earlier this week

13 April 2017

Australia Announces Funding To Improve Nutrition In Pakistan

The Australian Government today announced additional support worth one million dollars to the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Pakistan to improve nutrition, eliminate hunger and attain food security by fortifying food.
12 April 2017

WFP, RFMF, Navy And NDMO Host Training In Suva To Boost Radio Lifelines In Emergencies

SUVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in its role as lead of the Pacific Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), has joined with the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to support a High Frequency Radio Communication System training course. High Frequency (HF) radio is a technology that provides backup communications capability during emergencies when other communication systems may be down.

12 April 2017

WFP Launches New Emergency Operation In Yemen To Feed Millions On Brink Of Famine

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is scaling up its emergency food operations in Yemen to provide food assistance to up to 9 million people who urgently need food assistance in one of the world’s worst hunger crises.

10 April 2017

More Than Half Of Iraq’s Population At Risk Of Food Insecurity - Government - WFP Analysis

BAGHDAD – More than half of Iraqi families are at risk of food insecurity and can no longer absorb any further shocks such as conflict or increases in basic food prices, a joint WFP-Iraqi Government food security report said today.

10 April 2017

Japan Supports UN Humanitarian Air Service In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of US$1 million from Japan to the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan, which is managed by WFP.

7 April 2017

U.N. Agencies Commend Progress Made Against Child Malnutrition In Uganda, Urge Continued Action

KAMPALA – Four agencies from the United Nations Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) today congratulated Uganda for reducing the rate of stunting among its young children from 33 percent in 2011 to 29 percent in 2016.


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