News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

Food For Assets
22 July 2013

WFP Chief Sees Successful Rural Development In Rwanda; Affirms Commitment To Sustainable Food Security

KIGALI -– The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today concluded a three-day visit to Rwanda, the final stop on her three-nation visit to Africa, focused on sustainable local solutions for hunger and undernutrition.

Cash and Vouchers
1 July 2013

Netherlands & WFP Work With Bangladeshi Communities To Cope With Natural Disasters

DHAKA – More than 70,000 people in the disaster-prone districts of south-west Bangladesh will be better prepared in future, thanks to a contribution of US$3 million (23 crore taka) from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Government of Bangladesh is supporting the project by matching the donation.

27 September 2010

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran Pledge to Redouble Efforts to Help the Poor and Hungry

We have signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement which aims to redouble our efforts to help the poor and hungry.

Responding to Emergencies
24 August 2010

WFP to Expand Kyrgyzstan Operations Before Winter Sets in

OSH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is gearing up its operations in Kyrgyzstan, taking into account rising food prices, a poor harvest, the onset of winter and the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the ethnic violence that erupted in the south of the country in June.

Food For Assets
17 August 2010

WFP Expands Cash-For-Work Programme in Iraq

Baghdad – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is targeting unemployment in some of the areas most affected by violence and insecurity in Iraq through expanding its cash-for-work programme to reach more than 11,000 vulnerable people and help them meet their daily food needs.

18 June 2010

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on How Cash and Food for Work Are Helping Haiti Recover

This week Haitians in Jacmel who have been clearing rubble, installing drainage and making other community improvements are receiving cash and food wages as part of WFP’s new food and cash for work programmes.  For most people these are the first wages they’ve earned since the earthquake struck on January 12. 

Food For Assets
19 May 2010

WFP Launches First Cash-for-work Programme in Iraq

BAGHDAD – The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a cash-for-work programme in Iraq to help some of the poorest sections of Iraqi society earn enough money to pay for food that might otherwise be beyond their reach.

Food For Assets
21 April 2010

ARMM Signs Agreement for Implementation of EU-Funded Food-For-Assets Program

MANILA –In line with early recovery and rehabilitation efforts, Acting Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Ansaruddin Alonto-Adiong has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for a Food-for-Assets Program in the provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur.

Food For Assets
30 March 2010

WFP Launches Strategy To Bring Social Security And Stability To Haiti

Port au Prince – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that Haiti’s human capital will have a major role to play in providing safety nets for the most vulnerable, boosting local agriculture production and supporting local markets throughout the entire country in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake.

Food For Assets
3 August 2009

EU Food Facility Grant to Increase Farmers' Productivity

BRUSSELS - Small-scale farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America are to receive a productivity boost through United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) projects supported by a donation of more than €34 million from the ...


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