News release

14 May 2007

Yesterday saw hundreds of thousands of people in around 100 countries step out with WFP, to call for an end to child hunger.

17 April 2007

WFP said today that a shortage of contributions has forced it to cut food rations for 1.28 million people driven into camps from their homes during a 20-year rebellion by the Lord\'s Resistance Army.

5 April 2007

WFP has welcomed a donation of €8.5 million (US$ 11.5 million) from Ireland, noting that the cash – which can be used across a broad range of WFP operations, from emergencies to relief and recovery – will enable WFP to deliver food swiftly and flexibly, including to those who risk being forgotten by the rest of the international community.

16 March 2007

Constrained by a critical lack of funds, WFP has said it would be forced from the beginning of April to cut by half food rations for nearly 1.5 million displaced people and refugees in Uganda.

2 June 2006

WFP together with Straight Talk Foundation have launched an initiative to plant 230 acres of trees in Teso, northern Uganda and Karamoja, as well as supply Tree Talk newspaper along with tree seed to 18,000 schools countrywide in 2006.

21 February 2006

As the media and the humanitarian community focus on the spreading drought in the Horn of Africa, WFP is deeply concerned that more attention is needed to highlight the persistent problems faced by the world’s refugees – most of them in Africa.

30 December 2005

With a contribution of a 4 million euros from the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) for Pakistan, the European Commission (EC) provides its largest contribution since 1992 – some 214 million euros - to WFP operations around the globe in its effort to save lives and feed the hungry poor.

10 December 2005

WFP today warned that its operation to feed more than 1.45 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Uganda will run out of donations in December.

27 October 2005

As the world focuses on a series of massive natural disasters and the spread of avian influenza, hunger in Africa has quietly climbed to an all-time high, threatening to destabilize much of the continent, warns James T. Morris, Executive Director of WFP.

18 August 2005

Brussels - WFP welcomes a cash donation of five million euros from Belgium which will allow the agency to provide urgently needed food to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Niger, Mali, South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Malawi.