News release

8 December 2004

Dhaka - With the receding floodwaters in Bangladesh now revealing the full scale of the destruction in this South Asian nation, WFP announced today it is launching a year-long US$74 million operation to give food to five million people hardest hit by the disaster.

19 September 2004

Dhaka Over one million Bangladeshi children will face the risk of acute malnutrition in the following months if immediate actions are not taken during post-flood rehabilitation efforts.

9 June 2004

Dhaka As millions of Bangladeshis return to their homes in the wake of massive floods, WFP appeals for international support for long-term strategies to enable the poor and vulnerable to cope with the annual monsoon crisis.

8 March 2004

Dhaka - As the toll of death and damage from flooding continues to mount in Bangladesh, WFP is giving much-needed food supplies to nearly two million people in advance of launching a major emergency operation for millions more victims of the disaster.