NAIROBI – Devastating floods threaten to worsen food insecurity across eastern Africa as heavy rains lash a region that less than a year ago was in the grips of drought, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Iraq yesterday launched the Land Use Land Cover (LULC) project in Baghdad, a vital step in fighting climate change. LULC generates high-resolution satellite imagery crucial for understanding environmental challenges and guiding sustainable development.
DAKAR – With a Euro 48.5 million contribution from the European Union (EU) received through its Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), WFP was able to respond to the severe food crisis in eight countries of West and Central Africa during the 2023 hunger gap and beyond.
SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announces the pause of General Food Distributions (GFD) in areas of Yemen under the Sana'a Based Authorities' (SBA) control, driven by limited funding and the absence of an agreement with the authorities on a smaller programme that matches available resources to the neediest families.
SALAVANH – The Embassy of France to Lao PDR, has announced USD$ 550,000 in support of the Government’s efforts to ensure independent and resilient access to food for 10,000 people in Salavanh Province. The project, led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Health, will be implemented in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
WASHINGTON, DC – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Goodwill Ambassador and multi-platinum global recording artist Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye is directing US$2.5 million from his XO Humanitarian Fund toward WFP’s humanitarian response efforts in Gaza.
DUBAI – On Saturday, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund) signed an agreement for a US$500,000 grant in support of the Philippine Government’s Walang Gutom 2027 (No Hunger) food e-voucher programme pilot, co-designed by WFP.
GUATEMALA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA – The United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) governing body, the Executive Board, concluded a visit to Guatemala and Honduras to see how the agency is helping to build sustainable food systems and value chains for climate-smart agriculture along the Dry Corridor, in a concerted effort with communities and governments.
ROME – The World Food Programme (WFP) is at COP28 to call for urgent climate action to protect those on the frontlines of the climate crisis. The climate crisis is driving hunger across the world with a staggering 57 million people pushed into acute food insecurity by climate extremes last year alone. WFP will showcase solutions to protect those hardest hit by climate change, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected areas.
GAZA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) delivered desperately needed food to more than 120,000 people in Gaza during the initial pause in fighting but has reiterated that the supplies it was able to provide were woefully inadequate to address the level of hunger seen by staff in the UN shelters and communities.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Haiti will provide hot school meals to approximately 75,000 pre-primary and primary students in Nord and Nord-Est Departments between now and 2028, thanks to funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Dili, – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed an agreement to contribute to conducting Timor-Leste’s most extensive food security focused assessment to date, funded under the bank’s Economic Diagnostic Studies in Asia and the Pacific initiative.
KABUL– The United Nations World Food Programme is providing Afghan families who are being forced out of Pakistan with emergency assistance at the border. However, with the harsh winter just around the corner and a significant funding deficit for the operation, assistance to these people hangs in the balance.
Yerevan, ARMENIA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a grant of US$1.1 million from the United States Government, made possible through USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). This timely contribution will enable WFP to provide essential emergency food assistance to refugees residing in Armenia.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) extends its heartfelt gratitude to the prominent actress Hend Sabry for her unwavering support and dedication during her tenure as WFP’s Goodwill Ambassador for the past thirteen years.
Rome – To make a dent in spiralling global hunger, the world must rapidly scale up protection for vulnerable people on the frontlines of the climate crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today, a week before world leaders meet in Dubai for the next UN Climate Summit, COP28. Last year alone, climate extremes pushed a staggering 56.8 million people into acute food insecurity.
BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) congratulates 753 graduates of the WFP Jousour programme which aims to enhance the employability of internally displaced and vulnerable Iraqis as well as Syrian refugees by providing them with digital and English language skills.
ROME - Today’s agreement to a humanitarian pause in fighting in Gaza is an important and welcome first step. As hunger threatens the lives of nearly every civilian in Gaza, this agreement must be upheld in full to allow food and other life-saving supplies to reach those who so desperately need it.
N’DJAMENA – The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) is today warning of a looming halt to its food and nutrition assistance to 1.4 million crisis-affected populations in Chad – including newly arrived Sudanese refugees - due to funding constraints.
JOHANNESBURG – TEDxJohannesburg supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is to host a TEDx event, as Southern Africa grapples with high levels of food insecurity, with more than 60 million people hungry in 12 countries.
New Delhi – The Government of Norway and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed an agreement to support smallholder farmers, especially women, in the north-eastern state of Assam through a two-year project to address the adverse impacts of climate change.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is activating its revamped approach to operations in Ethiopia, a major step which will start to reach 3.2 million people with food assistance for the first time since June 2023. WFP food aid was suspended nationwide following reports of large-scale diversions earlier this year.