News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
17 September 2017

WFP Launches Food Assistance Operation in Cuba in Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

HAVANA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in coordination with the Government of Cuba, today launched a US$5.7 million emergency operation to provide food assistance for four months to more than 660,000 people affected by Hurricane Irma.

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.

1 June 2010

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on Nutrition Forum in Rome

ROME -- We are starting to see a global nutrition revolution united by a common goal – to ensure that every child has sufficient nutrition to reach their full potential and live a healthy and productive life.

20 October 2009

WFP Executive Director Travels To Philippines To Visit Flood-Affected Regions

ROME -- The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will arrive in the Philippines on Wednesday, 21 October, to witness at first hand the huge impact of the catastrophic floods that have affected more than 7 million people.
Responding to Emergencies
6 October 2009

WFP Mobilizes Helicopters, Boats and Food to Support Relief Effort in the Philippines

MANILA – In the face of mounting logistical challenges, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ramped up its relief efforts in the Philippines by shipping in helicopters and inflatable boats to provide food ...
Responding to Emergencies
3 October 2009

LAOS: First WFP Emergency Food Deliveries Reach Villagers Affected By Ketsana

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing first emergency food assistance to communities in Sekong affected by Typhoon Ketsana. In the worst hit areas, provincial authorities are distributing ...


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