News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Responding to Emergencies
28 September 2016

WFP Reaches Town In Northern Iraq After Siege, Welcomes Support From USAID

BAGHDAD – For the first time in more than two years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed urgently-needed food for people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, 80 kilometres south of Mosul. Until this month, the town was under siege and cut off from humanitarian access since 2014. 

10 August 2015

Lack Of Funds Forces WFP To Halve Its Food Rations To Displaced Iraqis

BAGHDAD – A severe funding shortfall in Iraq has forced the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to cut down the amount food it provides to close to one million displaced people in Iraq.

Responding to Emergencies
28 July 2015

World Food Programme Assists Iraqi Families Returning To Garma, Anbar

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting Iraqi families returning to their homes in Garma city in Anbar province, providing over 185 families (925 people) with family food parcels to help them as they rebuild their shattered lives.

11 November 2014

WFP Launches Food Voucher Programme For Displaced Iraqis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing food vouchers to assist half a million Iraqis displaced by the conflict in Iraq. This new scheme empowers recipients to choose their own food and prioritise their own needs.

Responding to Emergencies
28 October 2014

WFP Telecoms And Logistics Teams Support Humanitarian Surge In Iraq

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has deployed a ten-person emergency team of telecommunications and logistics experts in Iraq to ensure humanitarian partners are equipped with the means to provide rapid delivery of aid to people in need.


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