News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

8 September 2016

WFP Partners With Alola & World Vision To Screen 17,000 Families For Malnutrition

DILI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has partnered with two non-governmental organizations, the Alola Foundation and World Vision, to screen thousands of households for malnutrition in three municipalities of Timor-Leste. 

3 June 2016

WFP Partners With Timor-Leste Medical Supply Agency To Bring Specialised Nutritious Food To Women And Children

DILI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with Timor-Leste’s Medical and Pharmaceutical Supply Agency (SAMES) to ensure that mothers and children get specialized nutritious food in a timely and efficient manner.

1 February 2010

Australian Government Aid Boosts Emergency Response Capacity in Timor-Leste

SAME – Emergency response capacity in Timor-Leste has been given a considerable boost with the opening of three warehouses built or refurbished by funds donated by the Australian Government, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced Monday.
21 January 2010

WFP Thanks Japan for Support to Improve Mother and Child Nutrition

DILI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanked the Government of Japan on Thursday for its generous donation of Japanese Yen 220,000,000 (US$ 2.4 million) to support mother and child nutrition programmes in Timor-Leste.
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.
29 June 2007

WFP assists drought response in Timor Leste, but needs more donor help

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announces plans to assist the Government of Timor-Leste in meeting the food needs of people living in communities affected by an ongoing drought that has reduced food availability in many parts of the nation and appealed to donors for additional support.

22 June 2007

One fifth of Timor population needs food assistance, UN report says

Persistent drought and plagues of locusts ravaged Timor-Leste’s harvest in 2007, cutting production of major crops by as much as 30 per cent and leaving one-fifth of the population in need of food assistance, says a report issued today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP.
18 August 2006

WFP vows continuing support to Timor-Leste Government

A WFP official meeting with the Timor-Leste Prime Minister has confirmed the agency\'s commitment to the food security of people in the troubled country.
6 July 2006

WFP to provide urgently needed food aid to 100,000 in Timor Leste

WFP will provide food aid to 100,000 people in Timor Leste over the next six months at a cost of US$5.2 million to help avert a humanitarian crisis caused by political unrest and violence.


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