Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will transition out of its food assistance program in Nepal to refugees from Bhutan starting in January 2019. The programme, spanning over 25 years, has helped thousands of refugees meet their daily nutritional needs since their arrival in Nepal in 1992. This transition follows a successful resettlement programme of the refugees to countries including the USA, Canada and Australia.
ROME – A heartfelt plea for an end to the fighting in Yemen has been issued by the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme as he concluded a three-day visit to the country which has become the scene of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.
Obesity grows by 3.6 million people every year in the region, while hunger has increased in three countries since 2014, according to a new report from FAO, PAHO, UNICEF and WFP.
HANGZHOU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Alibaba Group (Alibaba), the world’s largest e-commerce company by transaction value, have entered into a strategic partnership to support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – a world with zero hunger.
World’s biggest region at serious risk of missing 2030 targets to end all forms of malnutrition—from hunger to obesity
ROME, ITALY - Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
DHAKA – The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, who has just concluded a joint visit to the refugee camps in Kutupalong-Balukhali, Cox’s Bazar, with the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today announced extra funding of $US4.6 million (30 million DKK) to meet the urgent food needs of Rohingya refugees and host communities.
KAMPALA: The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency have concluded the countrywide biometric verification exercise of all asylum-seekers and refugees in Uganda.
Dhaka – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Mr David Beasley, and the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ms. Ulla Tørnæs, will visit Bangladesh next week for meetings with government partners and to visit the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.
BEIRUT/DAMASCUS/AMMAN – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has ended a three-day visit to Lebanon, Syria and Jordan where he saw WFP operations in the three countries and met with displaced Syrian families in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, Eastern Ghouta in Syria and Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.