News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

School Meals
2 September 2016

25 African Governments To Attend Global Child Nutrition Forum To Strengthen School Meals

BRASILIA Representatives from more than 40 countries will meet in Yerevan, Armenia, from 5 to 9 September to discuss how to design and implement powerful and durable national school meals programmes. They will attend the Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF), the largest school meals conference in the world. This year, the Forum will host delegates from the governments of 25 African countries, among them 10 ministers of state.

22 March 2016

Significant Proportion Of Armenian Households At Risk Of Food Insecurity, Suffer Nutrition Problems: Report

ARMENIA – An average of 15 percent of households in Armenia have remained food insecure since 2010 and a significant proportion are at risk of becoming food insecure, while numerous others show serious nutritional problems, reflected in large numbers of either stunted or overweight children, according to a new report released today by Government and United Nations agencies.

Responding to Emergencies
19 November 2013

WFP And The Armenian Ministry Of Diaspora To Provide Emergency Food Assistance To Syrian Armenians

YEREVAN – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) began this week providing assistance to 5,000 Syrian Armenians displaced from Syria who have sought protection in Armenia. The 6-month-assistance project is funded the government of the Russian Federation.

16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
2 July 2006

WFP forced to cut food aid to hungry poor in Armenia

As bitterly cold weather keeps its grip on the Caucasus region, WFP has warned that due to a lack of funding, it has run out of most food commodities for the 110,000 people it assists in Armenia. One woman told ...
16 March 2004

WFP Praises US$35 Japanese Donation

Tokyo 16 March The WFP has welcomed a donation of US$35 million from the Japanese Government for 20 countries around the world to assist refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of natural disasters and poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).


Fighting Hunger Worldwide