News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

25 September 2018

The UK and WFP support farmers and their families in Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Kingdom is contributing an additional £13.5 million (approximately US$17.8 million) to support United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) resilience projects and food and cash assistance in Sudan until March 2019.
25 September 2018

Largest EU humanitarian programme helps around 1.4 million refugees in Turkey

BRUSSELS – Two years after its launch, the largest humanitarian relief programme in European Union (EU) history is supporting around 1.4 million refugees in Turkey. The scheme is funded entirely from the EU’s Facility for Refugees in Turkey (FRIT), generously supported by EU citizens through the Member States’ contribution.

25 September 2018

WFP provides nutritious foods to the Ministry of Health to fight malnutrition across Timor-Leste

DILI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Timor-Leste is supporting some of the country’s most vulnerable people – pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children under 5 - to stay healthy by providing nutrient rich foods to the Ministry of Health.

25 September 2018

WFP works with UN partners to expand innovative booking hub

ROME/NEW YORK -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with its partners to expand a cutting-edge, digital booking platform that offers a one-stop shop for humanitarian workers in remote locations to access housing, travel and medical services.

25 September 2018

Exploring the Link Between Conflict and Global Hunger

NEW YORK – As new evidence in the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) shows the number of hungry people in the world continues to rise -- reaching 821 million in 2017 -- journalists are invited to join world leaders as they discuss the complex link between those increasing hunger rates and conflict.

24 September 2018

The United Nations World Food Programme Launches “Feed Our Future” A Global Cinema Advertising Campaign Dedicated to Ending Hunger

Supported by SAWA, the Global Cinema Advertising Association, ad to air in more than 30 countries with the call to action to and take action to help end hunger through WFP’s ShareTheMeal app, supported by a Facebook and Instagram marketing campaign.

24 September 2018

World Food Programme video shows desperate plight of migrants leaving Venezuela

BOGOTÁ/NEW YORK – As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly they will discuss the thousands of people continuing to leave Venezuela in what has become a regional migrant crisis. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will later today distribute recently-shot video from Colombia, filmed in Cúcuta and surrounding areas, showing migrants on foot, crossing the river at the border, and eating at a WFP-supported community kitchen.

20 September 2018

Drones, biometrics, satellite imagery and more: UN agencies demonstrate how advances in technology are improving humanitarian aid

NEW YORK – When diplomats from around the world convene in New York for the annual General Assembly on 24 September, they will be greeted by a dramatic interactive exhibit of technological innovations in the humanitarian sector.

20 September 2018

Japan donates US$1.8 million as hunger remain high in South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a US$1.8 million (JP¥ 200,000,000) contribution from Japan to help bolster food and nutrition security in South Sudan, where millions of people do not know where their next meal is coming from. 

19 September 2018

Climate risk insurance: Germany supports new initiative

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed its first climate risk insurance policy with the Africa Union’s African Risk Capacity (ARC). The policy is called ARC Replica, a new type of cover offered by ARC which has been providing extreme weather insurance since 2014.


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