News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

24 October 2018

African Development Bank, World Food Programme join hands to help South Sudan fight hunger and malnutrition

Juba, South Sudan, 24 October 2018 – The Government of the Republic of South Sudan today welcomed a contribution of US$ 43.57 million from the African Development Bank for the implementation of the country’s Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP).

24 October 2018

Pakistan launches consultation on national action plan for nutrition

ISLAMABAD – A National Action Plan to address the scourge of nutrition in Pakistan came one step closer to reality today through a national consultation in the capital Islamabad.  The Nutrition Section of the Ministry for Planning Development and Reforms and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are coming together with government, academia, sister U.N. agencies and development partners to turn Pakistan’s Multi Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (PMNS) into action. 

22 October 2018

WFP participation at Global Child Nutrition Forum Event: the world's largest conference on school feeding

TUNIS – Representatives of 50 countries attended a global forum for school feeding practicioners to exchange views on how to improve and scale up their national programmes. 

21 October 2018

Global Child Nutrition Forum celebrates 20th edition in Tunisia

Representatives of 50 countries will attend to discuss the multiple benefits of national school meals programmes and how to design and implement them

18 October 2018

KCCA, WFP form partnership to address food insecurity, rising malnutrition in Kampala

KAMPALA – Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today entered a partnership to tackle food insecurity and rising levels of malnutrition in Kampala district.

18 October 2018

WFP encourages private sector to scale up fight against post-harvest losses

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Sudan is hosting today its first international conference on Post-Harvest Losses (PHL), in a broader bid to significantly scale up the fight against crop waste, including by encouraging local production of hermetic bags - the main crop storage product being showcased at the event.  

18 October 2018

WFP and government of Ethiopia sign new agreement to strengthen Ethio-Djibouti logistics corridor

ADDIS ABABA - A new accord with the Government of Ethiopia will see the World Food Programme (WFP) develop national capacity in managing the Ethio-Djibouti land corridor and port operations.


17 October 2018

WFP cash transfers for school meals to promote education outcomes and food security in the Gambia

BANJUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it will transfer to participating elementary schools and early childhood development centres an initial amount of more than US$ 370,000 (D 18.5 million) to provide daily meals for up to 60,000 young students.

17 October 2018

UK Aid provides critical injection of funds to WFP Yemen

SANA’A –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new £25 million (US$33 million) contribution from the United Kingdom to support more than 1.2 million people in Yemen, amid mounting fears of a potential famine in the country. 

16 October 2018

World Food Day 2018: Our Actions are Our Future. A #ZeroHunger and #Nutritious Sri Lanka by 2030 is possible

COLOMBO – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today kicked off World Food Day 2018 under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, in line with the global theme: ‘Our Actions are Our Future. A #Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible’.  This year’s focus of World Food Day was the importance of good nutrition for a healthy nation.