News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

21 June 2018

Pacific regional food security atlas launched to reach the most vulnerable

NADI, FIJI – Representatives from across the North and South Pacific gathered on Monday to witness the launch of the first-ever Pacific Regional Food Security Atlas on the opening day of the Pacific Seed Forum in Nadi, Fiji.

18 June 2018

Spain takes over from Italy Chairmanship of the Group of Friends of UNHRD

ROME – In a ceremony held today at the annual session of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, the Italian Government handed over the chairmanship of the Group of Friends of UNHRD to the Spanish Government. Also promoted by the Government of Panama, the event was the opportunity to celebrate the 18th anniversary of UNHRD, which was first established in Brindisi, Italy in June 2000. 

14 June 2018

Statement from WFP Executive Director David Beasley on Hodeida

ROME – As the fighting around Hodeida intensifies my main concern is as ever for the children, women and men of Yemen. Innocent people are suffering amidst some of the most difficult conditions imaginable, and we are with them in calling for an end to the long-running conflict. 

7 June 2018

WFP launches food assistance for Ebola-affected people in Democratic Republic of Congo

MBANDAKA - Distributions of World Food Programme rations have begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Ebola-hit Equateur Province as part of an effort to support those directly affected by the latest outbreak of the deadly virus and limit risky population movements.

6 June 2018

Iraq Humanitarian Fund Keeps WFP Logistics Services Moving

BAGHDAD – The Logistics Cluster, led by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has welcomed a generous contribution of US$860,000 from the Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF). The Cluster facilitates the movement of humanitarian supplies including food, medicines and even ambulances on behalf of the entire humanitarian community in Iraq.

6 June 2018

UN Food Agencies commit to deeper collaboration to achieve Zero Hunger

FAO, IFAD and WFP sign new Memorandum of Understanding in Rome.

4 June 2018

WFP and Egyptian government join efforts to enhance food safety in Egypt

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) today signed a five-year agreement to raise public awareness on food safety and hygiene as well as building the government’s capacity to ensure access to safe nutritious food.

30 May 2018

WFP statement on UNHAS accident in remote area of Democratic Republic of Congo

KINSHASA – A Cessna Caravan airplane operated by the WFP-run United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) was involved in an accident today on take-off from a remote airstrip in Kamonia in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

30 May 2018

WFP and Republic of Korea Hand Over 100 Community Assets and Boost Livelihoods in Chamwino

DODOMA – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today held a ceremony to mark the completion and handover of the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities programme to the Government of Tanzania in central Dodoma Region.

29 May 2018

New study identifies gaps and proposes roadmap to ensure Ghana achieves Zero Hunger by 2030

Accra - Everyone living in Ghana can have adequate and nutritious food throughout the year, if there is a stronger integration between the pillars that affect food security and nutrition, under the leadership of the government, says a report launched today in Accra.


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