News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

4 October 2018

School meals in Sudan get a nutritious boost from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

KHARTOUM– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that will become part of the daily school meals enjoyed by thousands of vulnerable children in South Kordofan State in Sudan. 

School Meals
2 October 2018

Government takes over school meals in Kenya from the World Food Programme

ISIOLO, Kenya – The Government of Kenya formally took over today from the United Nations World Food Programme responsibility for providing lunches to 1.6 million school children in arid and semi-arid areas of the country.

Contributions to WFP
2 October 2018

United States Donates US$16.85 Million to Fight Hunger in the Central African Republic

BANGUI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$16.85 million contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide assistance in the Central African Republic, where years of conflict have disrupted the lives of millions of people.

28 September 2018

Conflict pushes more South Sudanese into hunger – over 6 million people face desperate food shortages

Joint FAO/UNICEF/WFP News Release - Call for lasting peace to prevent further food crises 

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.