News release

22 September 2008

WFP today appealed for US$460 million to feed 9.6 million hungry people affected by drought and high food prices in Ethiopia through to March next year.

7 March 2008

WFP is expanding operations to reach 4.6 million people in Ethiopia with emergency food assistance, in response to the government’s urgent appeal for food and nutrition assistance to avoid hunger-related deaths in coming months.

4 January 2008

Amid international concern about soaring food and fuel costs, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Josette Sheeran, will visit Ethiopia from 1-2 April – a year after her inaugural visit in April 2007 – and Kenya from 2-3 April.

20 November 2007

Under the auspices of the Royal Court, the United Nations World Food Programme has been discussing this week with the authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ways to further strengthen their humanitarian partnership to help feed the hungry poor around the world.

16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.

26 September 2007

WFP teams in many countries across Africa are delivering food to people hit by floods across the continent that are the worst in decades in some places. But WFP urgently needs new contributions to cope with the crisis.

14 September 2007

WFP has said that distributions of food assistance to more than 60,000 flood victims across the country had started amid some overcrowding in temporary shelters and threats of an outbreak of water-borne diseases.

3 September 2007

After visiting some of Ethiopia’s most hunger prone regions, Swiss pop star and WFP Hunger Ambassador, DJ BoBo, urged the world to continue its engagement in the Horn of Africa country to help sustain progress in combating hunger and poverty.