News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

4 May 2016

WFP And OCHA Boost Partnership To Share And Visualize Food Security Data

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are boosting wider understanding of how families in conflict-torn Yemen struggle with persistent food insecurity, through a new interactive visualization of data captured by mobile technology and shared on an open source platform.

17 September 2015

New Study Highlights Food Insecurity as Driver of Migration in Central America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), today released the findings of an exploratory study into the interaction of hunger, violence and migration and the impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people living in the Northern Triangle of Central America.

23 July 2015

Syria: Better Rains Improve Wheat Production, But Food Security Situation Remains Bleak

Rome – Syria’s food production  has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people into hunger and poverty, according to a report published today by two UN agencies.

Food Security Analysis
14 May 2015

WFP And OCHA Join Forces To Make Data More Accessible

ROME / NEW YORK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have teamed up to provide access to global data on hunger and food insecurity. The data can be used to understand the type of food available in certain markets, how families cope in the face of food insecurity and how WFP provides food assistance in emergencies to those in need.

Food Security Analysis
8 April 2015

WFP And UN Global Pulse Show How Big Data Can Save Lives And Fight Hunger

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Global Pulse – an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General – have teamed up to deliver powerful insights into how data from mobile phone usage could support networks in fighting hunger and boosting  humanitarian response efforts.

Food Security Analysis
5 September 2013

WFP Assists Djibouti To Strengthen Resilience As Food Security Improves

Djibouti – As food security starts to improve in the Republic of Djibouti, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is intensifying its work to strengthen the country’s defenses against recurrent drought while still providing critical assistance to meet urgent food and nutritional needs.

Food Security Analysis
10 August 2010

Zimbabwe Food Security Improves, But 1.68 Million People Still Need Food Assistance

ROME – Although food security in Zimbabwe improved significantly following government efforts and a US$70 million international assistance programme providing farmers with subsidized inputs, the country still needs agricultural and food assistance next year for some 1.68 million people.

Preventing Hunger
28 September 2009

WFP and Millennium Villages Unite to Cut Hunger and Malnutrition

UNITED NATIONS – Highlighting the growing challenge of hunger and malnutrition and the urgent need for solutions and partnerships, the World Food Programme and the Millennium Villages project today announced plans to ...
Food Security Analysis
25 June 2009

Zimbabwe: Higher Production but Food Insecurity Persists

ROME – High food insecurity persists in Zimbabwe in spite of improvements in agricultural production and a more liberal import policy this year, according to a report issued today by the United Nations Food and ...
Food Security Analysis
11 June 2009

Households Go Hungry as Financial Crisis Bites

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the results of a ground-breaking five-country study on the effects the financial crisis is having on families, many of whom were already going ...


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