World Food Programme (WFP)

June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020

Australian High Commission, WFP provide protective gear for health workers

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Australian High Commission jointly handed over personal protective equipment to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today.

May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020

WFP appeals for $320mn to help most vulnerable in Bangladesh

World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that Covid-19 threatens to reverse development gains made by Bangladesh in the last 50 years and has appealed for $320 million to help the most vulnerable.

April 20, 2020
April 20, 2020

Coronavirus impact: WFP distributes food among vulnerable families in Cox’s Bazar

World Food Programme (WFP) has started distributing food to the most vulnerable families in Cox’s Bazar impacted by the countrywide shutdown due to coronavirus (Covid-19).

November 16, 2019
November 16, 2019

Arab star Sabry visits Rohingya refugee camps

Arab film and TV star and World Food Programme (WFP) Goodwill Ambassador Hend Sabry visits the Rohingya families in the refugee camps of Bangladesh to show that suffering has no borders and humanity has no boundaries.

April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019

Rohingya refugee youth celebrate storytelling success

30 Rohingya refugees have graduated from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Storytellers programme in a ceremony featuring special guest Raba Khan.

February 13, 2018
February 13, 2018

Donors losing interest in providing food for Rohingyas: WFP

Executive Director of World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley has said donor agencies are gradually losing their interest in providing food assistance for the displaced Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh.

January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018

UN cuts food for east Africa as Bangladesh gets priority

Cuts in food rations for 1.5 million refugees in east Africa, due to funding shortages, could increase school dropouts, crime and malnutrition, a United Nations official says. With humanitarian needs soaring around the world, donors are prioritising crises in Syria, Yemen and Bangladesh.

October 27, 2017
October 27, 2017

Myanmar gives green light to resume UN food aid

Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the United Nations to resume food distributions in northern Rakhine state, suspended for nearly two months, World Food Programme (WFP) spokeswoman Bettina Luescher says.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

Aid for starving Syria village advanced

Aid including one month's worth of food and medicine can reach for 40,000 people trapped in Madaya, a besieged Syrian village as early as Sunday morning, the World Food Programme says.

April 5, 2015
April 5, 2015

Bangladesh ahead of India in nutrition monitoring

Bangladesh performed better in conducting regular surveys on the nutritional status of respective population compared to India, reports the Times of India.