News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

7 March 2018

Information and communications technologies are essential to the empowerment and success of poor rural women

UN agencies in Rome to mark International Women’s Day.

Responding to Emergencies
11 January 2013

Helping the Rural Poor a Priority for Haiti 3 Years After the Earthquake: Says WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that while there has been progress recovering from the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti three years ago, Haitians are now facing new food security challenges with the effects of drought, Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy.

Focus on Women
5 December 2012

WFP, UNICEF and UN Women Unite Against Gender Violence in Ecuador

Following UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's initiative “Unite to end violence against women”, UN Women, UNICEF and WFP have begun a campaign in Ecuador to raise public awareness that gender violence is neither natural nor acceptable, although in Ecuador it is still commonplace.


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