News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

First time here
20 February 2009

Hollywood Stars Do It Again: Saving Lives Together With WFP

NEW YORK – Not On Our Watch, the international advocacy and aid organization founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub, and human rights lawyer David Pressman, ...
Responding to Emergencies
13 February 2009

WFP Launches First Food Voucher Operation in Africa

OUAGADOUGOU – WFP today launched its first food voucher operation in Africa, deploying a new tool to address hunger in an urban environment where food is available, but beyond the reach of many because of the impact of ...
Responding to Emergencies
5 February 2009

WFP Hands Out Ready-To-Eat Meals To The Hungry In Gaza

Since the resurgence of conflict in Gaza on 27 December, WFP has distributed two month rations of food to more than 220,000 people.
Responding to Emergencies
2 February 2009

WFP Honours Saudi King As 'Champion In Battle Against Hunger'

ROME – WFP has honoured King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, for his generous support of the agency’s work during 2008.  King Abdullah was named ‘Champion in the ...
Food Security Analysis
28 January 2009

Food Production Satisfactory In Post-Nargis Myanmar, But Access To Food Difficult For Many

Food production in Myanmar was satisfactory in 2008 thanks to good harvests in areas not affected by last year's cyclone, says a new report.

23 January 2009

WFP Buys Record Amounts Of Food In Southern Africa

 JOHANNESBURG – WFP bought a record 552,000 metric tons of food in southern Africa in 2008 – the equivalent of providing nearly 2.75 million hungry people with a full food basket for an entire ...
First time here
22 January 2009

WFP Scales Up Emergency Distributions Under Operation Lifeline Gaza

As part of its Operation Lifeline Gaza, WFP has begun distributing nutritious date bars and high energy biscuits (HEBs) to thousands of displaced people in Gaza City.
Responding to Emergencies
22 January 2009

WFP Demands Safety for Staff in South and Central Somalia

NAIROBI - WFP said today it was seeking a secure operating environment from all local administrations and armed groups in South and Central Somalia to allow the agency to continue providing life-saving assistance in the wake ...
16 January 2009

Gaza: Operational Update - 16 January 2009

WFP has so far distributed two-month and three-month rations to more than 137,000 people from its regular caseload of 265,000 of the non-refugee population of Gaza since the latest conflict broke out on 27 December.
13 January 2009

WFP Restarts Food Convoys Through The Libyan Corridor

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that convoys bringing food to more than 250,000 Sudanese refugees in Chad recently resumed from Libya through the Sahara desert in a push before the rainy season commences.


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