News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

11 September 2009

Hunger Situation Desperate In Guatemala

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
Responding to Emergencies
25 August 2009

WFP Seeks Urgent Assistance As Kenya Sinks Deeper Into Crisis

NAIROBI – After the near total failure of the annual long rains in many parts of Kenya, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for more than US$230 million to provide emergency food assistance over ...
Responding to Emergencies
21 August 2009

WFP Assists Thousands of Newly Displaced People as Conflict Intensifies in Yemen

SA’ADA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing emergency rations to thousands of people displaced by the latest upsurge of fighting in northwestern Yemen – as funds for its ...
Fight Against HIV/AIDS
11 August 2009

WFP: Food And Nutrition Boost Effectiveness Of HIV Treatment

BANGKOK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today highlighted the importance of nutrition support for people living with HIV (PLHIV) at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific ...
Food For Assets
3 August 2009

EU Food Facility Grant to Increase Farmers' Productivity

BRUSSELS - Small-scale farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America are to receive a productivity boost through United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) projects supported by a donation of more than €34 million from the ...
31 July 2009

Aid Flights Could Be Grounded Due To Funding Shortage

ROME – The humanitarian air service run by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is struggling to keep its planes flying in parts of Africa due to a dramatic shortage of funds.  The flights carry aid workers to remote ...
WFP Ambassadors
20 July 2009

John Kufuor Leads Effort to Fight Global Hunger Among Schoolchildren

LONDON - The former Ghanaian president, John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, has today been named a Global Ambassador against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  He joins an elite team of celebrities, ...
Responding to Emergencies
7 July 2009

WFP Commends G8 Leaders' Focus on Food Security; Urges Support for Hunger Needs of World's Poorest

ROME – As leaders at the G8 summit in L’Aquila gather to discuss global food security, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is urging a twin-track approach to food security, supporting long-term ...
1 July 2009

First WFP Food Rations Provided To Pakistan Returnees

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing monthly food rations to families returning home to Pakistan’s tribal areas following the recent upsurge in fighting in the ...
Food Security Analysis
25 June 2009

Zimbabwe: Higher Production but Food Insecurity Persists

ROME – High food insecurity persists in Zimbabwe in spite of improvements in agricultural production and a more liberal import policy this year, according to a report issued today by the United Nations Food and ...


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