News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
8 September 2016

WFP And The Government Of Sierra Leone Bolster Care And Support To HIV/TB Patients

FREETOWN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$3.1 million from the Government of Sierra Leone and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria - enabling WFP to scale up nutritional support for more than 20,000 Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) and tuberculosis (TB) patients.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
1 December 2014

WFP Food Assistance Supports Successful Treatment Of People Living With HIV

Statement by WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin on World AIDS Day

ROME – We believe that food is life, and this World AIDS Day (1 December) the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is celebrating the work we do with our partners around the world to bring food assistance to more than 1.3 million people living with and affected by HIV and tuberculosis in 31 countries.

Contributions to WFP
25 April 2013

Japan Donation Helps Boost Food Security in Lesotho

A contribution of more than US$2 million by the Government of Japan to WFP will help protect vulnerable people in Lesotho from hunger.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
11 October 2011

United States Donates Record US$56 Million To Ramp Up HIV Nutrition Activities In Ethiopia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$56 million donation from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that will dramatically increase resources for programmes in Ethiopia providing vital nutrition assistance to people living with HIV (PLHIV). This donation, the largest ever from PEPFAR, will offer a critical boost to WFP’s HIV and AIDS activities in Ethiopia.

7 January 2011

WFP Renews Commitment to Support Recovery in Guinea-Bissau

Bissau – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today announced a renewed commitment to raising levels of nutrition and increasing access to education in Guinea-Bissau.  It has extended its post-conflict relief and recovery operation through the end of 2011 at a cost of US$8 million.

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 ...


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