News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

WFP Ambassadors
11 July 2018

Italian singer Laura Pausini named WFP Goodwill Ambassador

ROME - Grammy Award-winning singer Laura Pausini will be appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Rome-based agency that works in over 80 countries around the world, providing food assistance to people affected by conflicts and natural disasters. 

16 May 2018

WFP’S ShareTheMeal App and Goodwill Ambassador Hend Sabry Launch "Share Your Iftar” Campaign

CAIRO – The World Food Programme and Tunisian actress Hend Sabry today launched an innovative digital fundraising campaign for Ramadan, encouraging smartphone users around the world to donate at the tap of a button in support of vulnerable victims of conflict in the Middle East during the Muslim Holy Month.

26 January 2018

Korean Youtube Star Great Library Sounds Alarm On Rise Of Global Hunger

SEOUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Korean YouTube celebrity Mr. Great Library (Dong-Hyun Na) have launched the “Player Unknown’s ShareTheMeal” campaign to alert the public about the rapid increase in the number of hungry people around the world. 

7 September 2015

Rugby Fans Get Opportunity To Tackle Hunger At Rugby World Cup 2015

LONDON – The World Food Programme (WFP) and World Rugby, the international federation for rugby union, have joined forces to raise awareness and funds during Rugby World Cup 2015 for WFP’s work on the frontlines of hunger.

WFP Ambassadors
21 July 2015

WFP Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon And Jordan

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Youth Ambassador Jessica Watson has visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan where she witnessed their remarkable strength in facing arduous daily challenges resulting from the conflict in Syria.

WFP Ambassadors
15 February 2015

Football Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Kicks Off Campaign To Beat Hunger

PARIS – Football player Zlatan Ibrahimović, striker for Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) football club and captain of the Swedish national team, announced today he was playing with the names of hungry people tattooed on his body in a campaign for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

WFP Ambassadors
15 January 2015

WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Hend Sabry Launches A Donation Campaign To Help Fight Hunger

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Hend Sabry, today launched a campaign to raise money that will benefit the UN food agency in its efforts to feed the most vulnerable people in the Arab world. Sabry is auctioning a traditional Bedouin dress that she wore while filming her latest film “El Gezira 1.” A video featuring the challenge ( has been posted on social media. The dress will go to the person who makes the highest donation through the WFP website


WFP Ambassadors
18 December 2014

WFP Launches Family Meal Photo Competition With Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver

BRUSSELS/ROME – Why is sharing a family meal important to you? In today’s rushed world, it is more important than ever to make time to sit down with your loved ones and enjoy a meal, to share stories, dreams and laughter or simply just to be in each other’s company.

20 June 2014

WFP Hunger Ambassador Jose Mourinho Shines Light on Child Victims of Forgotten Crisis

ABIDJAN – World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Jose Mourinho, has used a visit to Ivory Coast to draw attention to the positive impact that good nutrition can have on the lives of young children.  In his first trip as a WFP Hunger Ambassador, Mourinho visited a school in Yamoussoukro, where children receive free daily meals as part of a WFP programme.

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.


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