News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
13 September 2016

WFP Provides Emergency Relief To Over 140,000 People Hit By Floods In DPRK

PYONGYANG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered food assistance to more than 140,000 people in the north of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) affected by some of the worst floods in recent history. WFP is concerned about the continued vulnerability of these people as the extremely cold winter is approaching and major food losses are expected. 

28 August 2015

35,000 Flood Victims Helped With Life-Saving Cash

DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.

5 August 2015

WFP Responds To Myanmar Floods, 82,000 People Provided With Food So Far

BANGKOK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working to deliver food to more than 200,000 people in the most flood-affected parts of Myanmar. Efforts are underway to provide emergency assistance in Bago, Chin, Kachin, Magway, Mon, Rakhine and Sagaing, where many communities are still cut off by high waters and damaged roads.

4 February 2015

World Food Programme Scales Up Assistance In Flood-Hit Districts Of Malawi

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Government of Malawi and humanitarian partners to scale up assistance to reach those affected by floods in the country.
Responding to Emergencies
16 January 2015

UN World Food Programme Mobilizing In Malawi Flood Disaster

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is gearing up its response to the disaster declared by the President of Malawi in flood-affected districts of the country. Working with the Government and with other humanitarian partners, WFP is moving to flooded areas stocks of food from its regular programmes that will be replenished once the crisis is over.

7 January 2015

WFP’s Productive Safety Nets For Families In Drought And Flood-Stricken Areas Of Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun projects to improve livelihoods and reduce communities’ susceptibility to disasters in Tharparkar, Sanghar and Mirpurkhas districts of Sindh, thanks to a grant of US$2.78 million from the government of Australia. Around 13,200 families will receive cash payments for participation in disaster risk reduction activities.

26 August 2014

WFP Starts Food Distributions Following Floods In Kurigram, Sirajganj And Jamalpur

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing biscuits fortified with micronutrients to more than 30,000 people severely affected by recent floods in six upazilas of Kurigram, and one upazila each in Sirajganj and Jamalpur. WFP is working in coordination with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and local government.
Contributions to WFP
7 February 2012

Bangladesh: United Kingdom Answers Call For Support To Flood Victims in Satkhira

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has contributed US$ 679,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), enabling much-needed support to 30,000 vulnerable families most affected by the recent floods and water-logging in Satkhira district. 

20 December 2011

WFP Supports The Government Of The Philippines Response To Tropical Storm Washi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing urgently needed food, supplies and logistics support to boost the Philippine government’s emergency response to help thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Washi, which battered Northern Mindanao over the weekend.

Hunger in the news
18 October 2011

WFP'S Emergency Food Rations Reaching Over 70,000 Flood Victims In Central America

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua have distributed urgently needed food rations to more than 70,000 people severely affected by Tropical Depression 12E, but continuing bad weather and damage to roads and infrastructure are hampering efforts to reach isolated communities.


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