UN agency, Italian energy company partner to combat hunger and climate change

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Italian energy company Enel announced today a new partnership to combat hunger and malnutrition while also reducing carbon emissions through the use of ‘green’ stoves and solar panels.

UN food aid agency helps create online game to fight hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Japanese electronic entertainment company Konami Digital have teamed up to release an online game today that can support the fight against hunger.

Millions set to benefit from UN-Luxembourg partnership for food aid

Millions of victims of humanitarian emergencies, particularly in West Africa, will benefit from a new life-saving partnership signed today between the United Nations and Luxembourg to provide a rapid response in food aid and communications needs.

Funding shortage forces UN agency to trim food rations for Congolese refugees

A shortage of funds has forced the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to halve its food rations for tens of thousands of Congolese refugees in Rwanda beginning on 1 September.

Solo sailor Jessica Watson named UN youth representative against hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appointed Jessica Watson of Australia, the youngest person to sail alone non-stop around the world, as the agency’s Youth Representative in support of the global fight against hunger.

UN agency confirms death of staff member after attack in Ethiopia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has confirmed that one if its staff members was killed and two others remain missing after an ambush in Ethiopia’s remote Somali region.

Canadian broadcaster appointed as UN Ambassador against Hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has confirmed veteran broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos as its first Canadian Ambassador against Hunger on his return from a visit to Pakistan, where the agency is feeding communities as they rebuild their lives after last year’s devastating floods.

UN humanitarian food agency begins work on regional logistics base in Djibouti

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today laid the foundation stone of a new humanitarian logistics base in Djibouti that will serve as a vital regional hub for the UN agency.

Record donation enables UN agency to provide food aid in 20 countries

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a donation of $196.6 million from Japan, the largest-ever single contribution to the agency, which will use it to provide essential food and nutritional assistance to millions of needy people in 20 countries in Africa and Asia.

Two UN agencies intensify efforts to help world’s poor and hungry

The United Nations development and food agencies have pledged to jointly redouble efforts to help the world’s poor and hungry, it was announced today.