News release

25 July 2007

WFP has condemned the dramatic escalation in attacks on humanitarian staff and food convoys in Darfur, which are hampering WFP’s ability to deliver assistance to millions of hungry people in the strife-torn region of Sudan.

27 June 2007

Friends of the World Food Program today welcomed a US$1,000,000 donation from Not On Our Watch, a humanitarian organization co-founded by the all-star cast and the filmmakers of “Ocean’s Thirteen.”

14 June 2007

The United Nations World Food Programme today launched a highly complex operation to airlift emergency food supplies to over 2,600 refugees from Darfur who recently crossed into the remote north-eastern corner of the Central African Republic.

14 May 2007

WFP thanks the Government of Libya for facilitating the transport of 14,000 metric tons of cereals through its territory to Chad, where more than 200,000 Sudanese fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Darfur have taken refuge in camps in the north of the country and are desperately in need of assistance.

29 April 2007

The United Nations World Food Programme has made dramatic progress in reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad but the achievements risk being diminished by constantly shifting security conditions, said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran today.

28 April 2007

The UN World Food Programme\'s innovative rebuilding projects in southern Sudan – which are helping to restore food independence for people in the region – have received a generous US$55 million pledge from the Government of southern Sudan (GoSS).

25 April 2007

On her first visit to Africa since taking the helm of the United Nations World Food Programme earlier this month, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran arrived today in Sudan for talks with the government and to see food assistance at work in the western region of Darfur and the South.

23 April 2007

WFP welcomes the arrival at Port Sudan of a US$2 million shipment of wheat from Russia to support the agency’s recovery and development operations in Sudan.

1 April 2007

The Pyrenees Principality of Andorra, one of the smallest countries in Europe, emerged in 2006 as one of the fastest growing donors to WFP, more than trebling its contribution to US$109,000 from US$32,000 the previous year.

15 March 2007

James T. Morris, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), told a US Senate hearing on food aid Thursday that conquering hunger was critical to achieving peace and prosperity in the future.