News release

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.

16 October 2007

For the first time in Uganda, the United Nations World Food Programme has launched a food airdrop operation as part of a massive effort to reach tens of thousands of displaced people after heavy rains blocked the delivery of relief food by road.

5 October 2007

On Sunday, 13 May 2007, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide will walk together over a 24-hour period in each of the planet’s time zones, to deliver a message: child hunger has no place in this world and citizens across the globe can put an end to it.

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.

18 September 2007

WFP has appealed for US$64.6 million to feed up to 1.7 million people in Uganda until March to stave off hunger for victims of severe floods, refugees, and populations displaced by conflict and civil strife.

10 September 2007

WFP warns that disaster looms for hundreds of thousands of Ugandans hit by floods if the agency’s appeal for assistance is not answered quickly.

29 June 2007

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Friday welcomed US government contributions in June totaling $62 million to feed people confronting humanitarian crises across 13 countries in Africa and one in Asia.

31 May 2007

The Government of Uganda and WFP have announced that they have agreed to resume tomorrow WFP humanitarian operations in the drought-affected Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda.

29 May 2007

The United Nations World Food Programme said today that gunmen ambushed a WFP convoy in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda, killing a WFP driver and forcing the agency to suspend temporarily its operations in the drought-hit region.