News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Food For Assets
19 May 2010

WFP Launches First Cash-for-work Programme in Iraq

BAGHDAD – The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a cash-for-work programme in Iraq to help some of the poorest sections of Iraqi society earn enough money to pay for food that might otherwise be beyond their reach.

18 May 2010

WFP Consults Experts on Humanitarian Delivery Systems in Crisis Zones

ROME – In an innovative effort to ensure food can more effectively and safely reach the hungriest people in natural disasters or volatile environments such as Haiti, Afghanistan and Somalia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today consulting experts from business, humanitarian and military sectors to tap leading-edge knowledge and technology on supply chain controls and risk management.

WFP Ambassadors
14 May 2010

New WFP Ambassador Christina Aguilera Visits Haiti and Urges World to Help

PORT AU PRINCE - Christina Aguilera went straight to work in her new role as Ambassador Against Hunger of the World Food Programme (WFP), by visiting Haiti earlier this week.

13 May 2010

WFP Executive Director Announces Scale-up of Cash and Food for Work Projects for Haiti Recovery

PORT AU PRINCE –The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, today announced a scale-up of cash and food for work activities, school meals and nutrition programmes to support the Haitian people in building a better, stronger Haiti.

10 May 2010

WFP Honours Brazilian President for Role in Fighting Global Hunger

BRASILIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured  President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, as a “Global Champion in the Battle Against Hunger” in recognition of  his vision and leadership in the fight to eradicate hunger and child under-nutrition in Brazil and worldwide.   The honour was bestowed on President Lula by WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, during her first official visit to the country.

10 May 2010

WFP Media Advisory: World Food Programme Executive Director Visits Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will begin a two day visit to Haiti on Tuesday 11 May to see how WFP is supporting the long term recovery and food security of the Haitian people.

WFP Ambassadors
7 May 2010

Christina Aguilera Named Ambassador Against Hunger

NEW YORK – Five-time Grammy Award winner, Christina Aguilera, was today named “Ambassador Against Hunger” for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – an appointment she revealed during her appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.  

5 May 2010

Yemen Media Backgrounder

The United Nations World Food Programme is aiming to provide food assistance to some 1.5 million Yemenis per month, including approximately 270,000 who have been displaced by conflict in northern Yemen.

26 April 2010

WFP Steps Up Response to Growing Food Crisis in Niger

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced it is more than doubling the number of hungry people it feeds in Niger, providing assistance to 2.3 million people caught in a worsening food crisis caused by drought in the eastern Sahel.

Food For Assets
21 April 2010

ARMM Signs Agreement for Implementation of EU-Funded Food-For-Assets Program

MANILA –In line with early recovery and rehabilitation efforts, Acting Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Ansaruddin Alonto-Adiong has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for a Food-for-Assets Program in the provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur.


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