News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

19 December 2017

Germany Steps Up Support For Food Security In Mozambique

MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an additional contribution of €2.6 million from Germany to support food security, resilience building and school feeding activities in Mozambique in 2018. The contribution, channeled through the German Development Bank (KfW), builds on a previous grant of more than €13 million provided by the German Government in late 2016 for WFP operations in Mozambique this year.

18 December 2017

First National Conference On Rice Fortification In Nepal Seeks New Solutions For Undernutrition

KATHMANDU – Enriching rice with essential vitamins and minerals could hold the key to a healthier, more productive future for the people of Nepal. This is the premise of the first national conference on rice fortification, convened in Kathmandu by the Department of Health Services, Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, and the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) in association with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The event runs on 18 and 19 December.

18 December 2017

UK boosts WFP efforts to avert famine and alleviate widespread suffering in Yemen

DJIBOUTI – The United Kingdom has announced a generous contribution of £50 million (US$67 million) in support of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) food assistance operation in Yemen.

18 December 2017

Germany Sustains Support For Afghan And Iraqi Refugees In Iran

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new contribution of €1 million (approximately US$1.2 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany that will be used to provide food assistance to 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

14 December 2017

Kuwait Supports WFP Food Assistance To Syrians In Urgent Need

KUWAIT CITY – The Government of Kuwait has announced a US$5 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for food assistance to the most vulnerable Syrians affected by the unabating conflict.
13 December 2017

Japan Supports Orphans And Vulnerable Children In Swaziland

MBABANE - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a donation of rice valued at US$1.8 million from the Government of Japan to support some 52,000 children in Swaziland for a period of one year.
13 December 2017

EU And UK Support WFP To Save Lives Among Most Vulnerable In Niger

NIAMEY – The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) have contributed EUR 10.7 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in order to provide vital food assistance for some 755,000 people in Niger.
13 December 2017

WFP Welcomes Support From Kuwait Red Crescent Society For Rohingya Refugees

KUWAIT CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$500,000 contribution from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society for urgent food assistance to Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state for safety in Bangladesh.   

12 December 2017

WFP Launches New Strategic Plan In Support Of The Most Food Insecure Palestinians

JERUSALEM –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, meeting in Rome, Italy this month, has approved a five-year strategy in Palestine which prioritises food support for the most vulnerable Palestinians, thus ensuring the continuing benefit of WFP assistance.

11 December 2017

Government And UN Team Up With Global Learning XPRIZE To Provide 2,400 Children With Education Software

MUHEZA DISTRICT, TANZANIA – At a ceremony today in a remote village in Tanga, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) distributed tablets to children loaded with education software.


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