News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

14 July 2017

Cambodia Participates In First Southeast Asian School Meals Meeting In Cambodia

SIEM REAP – Experts from six Southeast Asian nations have met in Cambodia under the coordination of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to talk about how best to provide school meals for students in their countries.

3 December 2014

Cambodia Inching Ahead In Zero Hunger Challenge; Still Not Enough, Study Shows

PHNOM PENH – Cambodia has made significant progress in tackling poverty, but much work still remains to be done to beat hunger and malnutrition as the country aims to become a lower middle income country in the next few years. This was the conclusion of a study by the Cambodia Development Research Institute (CDRI), an independent think tank, undertaken with support from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) under the guidance of the Council for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) and senior national experts.

15 October 2014

Fortified Rice Can Improve Schoolchildren’s Health In Cambodia, New Study Shows

PHNOM PENH – A recent study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), PATH and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) has shown that children in Cambodia are less prone to fever and diarrhoea and score higher on cognitive tests after six months of regularly eating fortified rice.

10 June 2014

Cambodia’s Education Minister Tours WFP-Managed School Feeding Projects

PHNOM PENH – H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, has visited schools supported by WFP school feeding programmes in Kampong Cham and Kampon Thom provinces. He was accompanied by WFP Country Director and Representative Gianpietro Bordignon, and United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jeff Daigle.

School Meals
22 October 2013

WFP Receives US$81 Million In Food For School Meals In Four Developing Countries

WASHINGTON – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded US$81 million in food commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support meals in the classroom for children in the developing world.

8 October 2013

WFP Welcomes Continued Support From United States For School Feeding In Cambodia

Phnom Penh – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Cambodia has welcomed a commitment of US$ 20 million over the next three years for its school feeding programmes from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). >

Hunger in the news
24 February 2012

Cash Scholarships Help Vulnerable School Children In Cambodia

PHNOM PENH – Close to 5,000 poor families are receiving cash scholarships this school year in Cambodia under a pilot scholarship programme launched by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and the UN World Food Programme.

Climate Change
4 November 2011

WFP Steps Up Emergency Response To Flood Victims In Cambodia

“Cambodia’s worst floods in more than a decade have forced people from their homes and destroyed their crops. Now, with the price of rice on the rise, the poorest households face the prospect of not having enough to eat. Food support is needed now, and will be needed in the months ahead, as people recover from this disaster.”
WFP Cambodia Country Director, Jean-Pierre de Margerie

Hunger in the news
13 September 2011

WFP Launches Strategic Partnership With Internet Giant Tencent

BEIJING - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has forged its first strategic partnership with a Chinese private sector firm and its foundation, teaming up with internet company Tencent to fight global hunger.

2 November 2010

LG Electronics and WFP Strengthen Partnership to Fight Hunger in Asia

SEOUL – LG Electronics (LG) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have this week come together in new partnership to strengthen the fight against hunger and under-nutrition in Asia.


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