News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

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.

29 May 2018

Cash assistance reduces poverty among refugees, new study finds

ANKARA – Extreme poverty among refugees receiving EU- funded cash assistance in Turkey has fallen by half in a little over a year, according to a new report by the World Food Programme (WFP), the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and the World Bank.

28 May 2018

France Supports Nutrition Activities for Rohingya Refugee Mothers and Children in Bangladesh

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a €400.000 contribution (more than US$490,000) from France to support life-saving nutrition activities for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

28 May 2018

WFP and government of Egypt launch partnership to improve food security for the most vulnerable

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (MoSIT) last week signed a five-year agreement to strengthen social safety nets in support of the food and nutrition needs of the most vulnerable.

24 May 2018

World Food Programme applauds UN Security Council for tackling link between conflict and hunger

NEW YORK – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) today hailed the UN Security Council for its leadership in adopting a resolution that for the first time paves the way to address conflict-induced hunger around the world.

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23 May 2018

Expected Thursday: Significant UN Security Council Vote on Link Between Hunger and Conflict

NEW YORK - The United Nations Security Council, the UN body responsible for maintaining international peace and security, is expected to adopt a resolution Thursday that for the first time establishes hunger as an essential obstacle to global security.

21 May 2018

Farmers in Karnali region to benefit from climate change adaptation project

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Forests and Environment today signed an agreement that will help vulnerable communities in the Karnali region of Nepal to protect their crops and livelihoods from climate variability and extremes. 

21 May 2018

WFP welcomes Kuwait Red Crescent Society contribution for operations in Bangladesh

KUWAIT CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1 million contribution from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society that will be used to provide food assistance to Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh. 



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