News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

14 January 2016

WFP Executive Director Ends Trip Strengthening Partnerships In India

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin today concluded a three-day visit to India where she met senior government officials and private-sector leaders in New Delhi.

6 August 2014

WFP Head Visits India To Address Asia Pacific Consultation On Family Farming

CHENNAI/DELHI – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin arrives in Chennai, India, on 7 August 2014, for a one-day visit that will focus on the importance of family farming in achieving a zero hunger world.

WFP Ambassadors
17 March 2014

Indian TV Personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande Appointed WFP Celebrity Partner

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ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger, recently appointed Indian TV personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande as a Celebrity Partner. This echoes Uma’s commitment to support WFP in its work through her shows and network.

ED - E.Cousin
22 November 2013

WFP Executive Director Commends Joint Initiatives With The Government Of India In The Fight Against Hunger And Malnutrition

NEW DELHI – At the end of a two-day visit to India, the UN World Food Programme’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has congratulated the Government of India for the National Food Security Act that has made the right to food legally enforceable.

21 November 2013

WFP Receives A Contribution From India In Support Of Yemen’s Poorest Households

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a US$1.8 million contribution from the Government of India that will support 121,300 of the most vulnerable people in Yemen for the next six months.
ED - E.Cousin
20 November 2013

WFP Executive Director Visiting India To Hold High-Level Governmental Meetings

ROME/NEW DELHI – The UN World Food Programme’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has arrived in New Delhi for a 2-day visit to India. Her trip to the capital will focus on WFP-supported local solutions that are helping battle malnutrition.

Climate Change
4 February 2010

WFP Partners With Uttarakhand Government to Combat Climate Change and Strengthen Food Security

DEHRADUN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed Thursday a commitment by the State of Uttarakhand to help agriculture-dependent communities adapt to climate change.

Students And Teachers
29 November 2009

WFP Lauds Students for Ideas on Tackling Hunger

NEW DELHI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today hosted hundreds of students who came to the Capital to receive awards from the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, for writing essays about innovative strategies to fight hunger in India.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
11 August 2009

WFP: Food And Nutrition Boost Effectiveness Of HIV Treatment

BANGKOK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today highlighted the importance of nutrition support for people living with HIV (PLHIV) at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific ...
Food Security Analysis
20 February 2009

Less Stunting But Malnutrition Remains In Rural India, New Report Says

NEW DELHI -- The last decade has seen stunting among children in rural India fall and access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation improve, according to a new report released by WFP and the M S Swaminathan Research ...


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