News release

10 December 2005

A convoy of trucks carrying 39 metric tons of WFP high energy biscuits arrived today in the Pakistan city of Abbottabad, delivering desperately needed food to survivors of last Saturday’s earthquake.

25 October 2005

Just over two weeks after the earthquake in north-eastern Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, WFP warns that blocked roads, snow and a lack of funding could create a death trap for tens of thousands of people who survived

25 October 2005

WFP chief urges more donor support, while on 3-day visit to Japan.

21 October 2005

Funding shortfall as relief operations in Pakistan continue. WFP says that with fast action from donors, unnecessary deaths and suffering could be avoided among earthquake victims.

18 October 2005

The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, says that the logistical challenge of reaching the hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of assistance after the 8 October earthquake is one of the toughest the aid world has ever faced and warns that time is running out.