22 March 2018

Food crises continue to strike, and acute hunger intensifies

Rome, 22 March 2018 – A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 million more people than the year before — according to the latest edition of the Global Report on Food [...]

5 March 2018

WFP reaches Eastern Ghouta with desperately needed food amid crippling siege

Damascus, 5 March 2018 – For the first time in four months, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and humanitarian partners today reached Douma, in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta near the Syrian capital.  Eastern Ghouta has endured tremendous suffering, with over 400,000 people there experiencing severe shortages of food, fuel, medicines [...]

23 January 2018

Invitation – Nourishing the SDGs, 25 January 2018 in UN City

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Gain Nordic and United Nations World Food Programme's Nordic Office invites you to the event Nourishing the SDGs. The event will highlight the importance of nutrition to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and of engaging in partnerships to improve nutrition. The event will be [...]

29 November 2017

WFP Expands Delivery Of Food Through Sudan To Hungry People In South Sudan

Aweil, South Sudan, 29 November 2017 – The World Food Programme (WFP) has successfully sent a first convoy to deliver food assistance from Sudan to the north-western South Sudanese city of Aweil in Bahr El-Ghazal region. It plans to send enough food down the new route in 2018 to feed 1.7 million people for 10 [...]

8 November 2017

World Food Programme Nordic Office invites you to a panel debate on conflict and hunger

Conflicts are increasing in number and complexity, hampering efforts to end hunger by 2030. Conflict is today the leading cause of hunger - with more than half of the 815 million hungry people in the world living in countries affected by conflict. With millions in Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen on the brink of [...]

1 October 2017

WFP Chief: International Community Must Continue to Support Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar, 1 October 2017 – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today reiterated WFP’s commitment to supporting people fleeing violence in Myanmar as he met refugee families and saw WFP relief activities in the new settlements in the Cox’s Bazar area. “I have heard heart-breaking stories today, speaking to people [...]

26 July 2017

Statement by heads of UNICEF, WFP and WHO following visit to Yemen

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros  Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen. Aden/San'a, 26 July 2017 – As the heads of three United Nations agencies – UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) – we have travelled [...]