News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Contributions to WFP
25 May 2016

Saudi Arabian Dates Will Boost Nutrition Among School Children in Nicaragua

MANAGUA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nicaragua received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some 234 Metric Tons of dates, a nutritious fruit with a high nutritional content and numerous health benefit, for its distribution among Nicaraguan school children. 

School Meals
24 August 2010

WFP in Central African Republic May Cut Feeding Hungry Because of Lack of Funds

BANGUI – Tens of thousands of people risk becoming malnourished unless critical new funding is secured for the World Food Programme in the Central African Republic (CAR).

11 August 2010

WFP Emergency Operation Enters New Phase In Drought-Stricken Niger

NIAMEY – The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a major round of feeding in Niger for 670,000 young children and their families as part of an emergency operation to reach as many as 8 million food-insecure people in the drought-stricken West African country.

Responding to Emergencies
1 August 2010

WFP Begins First Food Distributions To Pakistan Flood Victims; Food Supplies Hit

ISLAMABAD – The World Food Programme has today started food distributions to 35,000 families hit by catastrophic flooding in Northwestern Pakistan, which has also affected parts of neighbouring Afghanistan.

5 May 2010

Yemen Media Backgrounder

The United Nations World Food Programme is aiming to provide food assistance to some 1.5 million Yemenis per month, including approximately 270,000 who have been displaced by conflict in northern Yemen.

26 April 2010

WFP Steps Up Response to Growing Food Crisis in Niger

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced it is more than doubling the number of hungry people it feeds in Niger, providing assistance to 2.3 million people caught in a worsening food crisis caused by drought in the eastern Sahel.


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