News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

10 April 2016

WFP Food Assistance Arrives By Air For Besieged People In Deir Ezzor

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) delivered food by air today for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.

Responding to Emergencies
22 July 2014

50 Times More Food Moved By Air As WFP Tackles Multiple Emergencies

GENEVA – A surge of conflict in the first half of this year prompted a more than fifty-fold increase in the amount of life-saving food and goods moved globally by air by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reach those in need, compared to the same period last year.

1 October 2010

Helicopter Delivering WFP Food Assistance Makes Forced Landing In Pakistan Flood Zone

ISLAMABAD – A helicopter contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver food assistance in flood-affected areas of Pakistan had to make a forced landing today in southern Sindh province. The incident took place during a mission to deliver high-energy biscuits to flood-affected populations.

5 November 2009

WFP Airdrops Food Into Southern Sudan To Feed Thousands Of People

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has commenced air drops of food assistance into Southern Sudan to feed 155,600 people cut off from road access during current rains in areas hit by conflict, high food prices and poor harvests because of drought.


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